In Week 2 of the 2018 NFL

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In Week 2 of the 2018 NFL Season Deone Bucannon Jersey White , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Philadelphia Eagles. The two franchises have faced off eighteen times (regular and post-season) in their history with the Eagles holding a 10-8 advantage over the Bucs currently.The last time the two teams faced off, Tampa Bay came away with a 45-17 victory over the Eagles on the road in November of the 2015 season.In fact, the road team has won the last three meetings between the two teams dating back to 2012.Leading up to the game, James Yarcho and I published a series of game previews with special guests joining us to assist us as we try to cover every angle of the match-up.LOCKED ON BUCS / LOCKED ON EAGLES CROSSOVER EPISODEThe first preview episode features a crossover with Louie DiBiase of the Locked on Eagles Podcast. Together, James Yarcho and DiBiase shed some light as to how each side views their upcoming opponent and make the first score predictions of the week.INJURY UPDATES, LISTENER VOICEMAILS AND BOLD PREDICTIONS WITH BRENT ALLENThe second preview of the week features injury updates as both the Buccaneers and Eagles release their first official injury reports of the week.News of Vernon Hargreaves III heading to the injury reserve broke early, and before the day was over we learned Jason Pierre-Paul, Brent Grimes and Vita Vea were held out of practice while offensive linemen Donovan Smith and Caleb Benenoch were limited participants.The Eagles saw Alshon Jeffery and Carson Wentz listed as limited participants as was running back Darren Sproles. Brent and David discuss the possibilities of facing the defending Super Bowl Champions without three key playmakers, and Brent makes his first bold predictions of the week as well as trying his hand at predicting the winner. When a new coach comes in, it's always interesting to see who lines up with the first-team units.One of the surprises for the New York Giants was seeing Josh Mauro at defensive end during the first practice at organized team activities this week.Mauro knows the 3-4 system that is being installed by new defensive coordinator James Bettcher. The drawback is that the five-year veteran is not going to be on the field when new coach Pat Shurmur and the Giants open the season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will be starting a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.The NFL handed down the suspension days after the 27-year-old Mauro signed a one-year contract with the Giants. The team knew it was coming before signing him."They have confidence in me," Mauro said. "They are giving me an opportunity here. I just want to give them everything I have to return that favor. It means a lot to me and I want to give them everything I have."Mauro has accepted responsibility for using the drug. He purchased an over-the-counter supplement and didn't know it contained a banned substance. A trace amount of it was found in a test. It was not present in a test a week later.Mauro, who released a statement after the suspension explaining what happened, wants everyone to know that he is not a cheater."Once you step away from this game all you have is your name," Mauro said. "You can have your accomplishments, your stats, whatever else, individual or team successes you've had Womens O. J. Howard Jersey , but it's just important for me to let everyone know the circumstances beyond that."Mauro could be a key player for Bettcher, who coached him for three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. Along with linebacker Kareem Martin, he can explain the new system to his teammates.He also doesn't see a team that was 3-13 last season."There are a lot of positives up here," the former Stanford product said. "This is probably the toughest division (NFC East) in the NFL, so there are a lot of opportunities to play great teams. And just this city, it's the ultimate football city."Mauro may train with the Giants and participate in training camp. Once his suspension starts, he cannot be with the team unless he is getting treatment for an injury.Mauro, who started 26 games for the Cardinals with 75 tackles and two sacks, plans to meet with the staff before the suspension starts to get a workout routine.While they traded Jason Pierre-Paul in the offseason, the Giants have depth at the end spot with Olivier Vernon, Kerry Wynn, Romeo Okwara and Avery Moss. They are heavy at the tackle spots with Damon Harrison, Dalvin Thompson, Robert Thomas and rookie draft picks RJ McIntosh and B.J. Hill.NOTES: The Giants signed veteran receiver Russell Shepard, who has played five seasons in the NFL. He was released by the Carolina Panthers last week. To make room on the 90-man roster, first year cornerback Tim Scott was released. He played in one game last season.