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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A former colleague of new Bucs defensive line coach Brentson Buckner called him a "home-run hire" who relates to players. Also used the words "high-character" and "fantastic individual."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Shazier spoke on teammate Roosevelt Nix's podcast, marking his first interview since the severe spinal injury in December. He plans to play again. "I really feel I'm the best linebacker ever," Shazier said. "I just have to be back out there so everybody can see it. You know what I'm saying?"

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

As others are reporting, the Dolphins plan to franchise WR Jarvis Landry. Likely cost is about $16.2 million. What I read into this is that they feel they can get a long-term deal done. Deadline for that will be July 15.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

More Andrew Luck: "It was very difficult not to play last year and have something you love taken away from you...When it's taken away, you realize how much joy you got."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Luck, in a pre-recorded interview with Peter King, said he's in the middle of a little bit of throwing. Luck said the "ship has sailed" in his mind when it comes to a second surgery on his right shoulder

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Frank Reich said they will be a tough football team, a disciplined football team and a team with class.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

More Chris Ballard: "I'm a realist. We have work to do. And I think at every position we have work to do."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts GM Chris Ballard on developing the roster: "Draft, develop where these guys are home grown. You want to be able to have your own players"

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the Jets exercised options for NT Steve McLendon and LB Josh Martin, sources confirmed. (First reported by NFL Media.) McLendon, 32, who will make $3.1 million in 2018, still is an excellent run defender and locker-room leader. Martin is one of their top special teams players and ascended to a starting job late in the season. His salary will be $1.8 million.