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Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates with quarterback Jameis Winston (3) after they connected for a touchdown during a win over the Seattle Seahawks in November in Tampa. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates with quarterback Jameis Winston (3) after they connected for a touchdown during a win over the Seattle Seahawks in November in Tampa. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

They narrowly missed the playoffs by thismuch.

They signed the NFL's most explosive deep threat. The star of a national championship game -— two of them if DeShaun Watson hadn't spoiled it — fell to them in the first round of the draft.

And one of the league's best defensive coordinators decided to stick around for another season rather than seek a head coaching job.

Jameis Winston shows signs he's on the brink of stardom. Mike Evans looks like he's already there, and Gerald McCoy is making all kinds of declarations.

All of which adds ups up to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' most anticipated season in a decade.

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