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Bucs teammate to Jameis Winston: “What happened to the belly?”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 22, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

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The Buccaneers hope they’re in better shape this year, but at the very least, quarterback Jameis Winston is.

Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Winston’s physical condition has been the talk of offseason workouts, as the second-year quarterback has reportedly lost 18 pounds this offseason.

He lost a lot of weight. He slimmed out,” wide receiver Mike Evans said Tuesday. “I was joking with him the other day. He took his shirt off, and I said ‘Man, what happened to the belly?’ He’s got a six-pack like me.

“He’s put in a tremendous amount of work and I think it’s going to be a great year for him and this whole team.”

Winston has never exactly been what you’d call chiseled, but he has been able to play at a pretty high level. Perhaps lowering the number on the scale will help.