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Jay-Z visit gets Bucs special thanks from Beyonce



In between making second- and third-round draft picks on Friday night at One Buc Place, if the Bucs listen close, they might hear Beyonce playing to a packed Raymond James Stadium just down the road.

And to take a brief detour to non-football football news, the Bucs were excited to get the queen of all pop-culture shoutouts -- a special thanks from Beyonce in the credits at the end of her "Lemonade" special over the weekend. The Bucs' social media folks proudly tweeted a screengrab of the credits, which included "Tampa Bay Buccaneers," as well as their NFC South rival New Orleans Saints.

It's a nod to two weeks ago, when Beyonce was in town and husband Jay-Z, needing a place to work out in town, called the Bucs and asked if he could use their weight room. The team not only obliged, but hooked him up with a "YOUNG HOV" Bucs jersey, hand-delivered by quarterback Jameis Winston.

The team posted a short video of the two talking -- Jay-Z joked he was coming for Winston's job, and the quarterback gladly offered to throw the ball around with him. "I ain't going to get in no booth with you," Winston reassured him, saying he was "a professional on the field."

So the Bucs have gotten love from two of music's biggest celebrities this month -- it's reasonable to think you'd see Beyonce wearing a Bucs jersey at some point in Friday's show, right? We'll be busy with the draft, but hopefully someone in attendance with a phone can get a pic for us.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:56am]


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