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Jameis Winston on losing weight: You have to show the guys you’re working

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CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 03: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Quarterback Jameis Winston’s physical condition has been the talk of Buccaneers minicamp this week with wide receiver Mike Evans asking where Winston’s belly went since lest season and cornerback Johnthan Banks chiming in that Winston looks like he should be running drills with the rest of the secondary.

“This guy was fat last year,” Banks said, via Pewter Report. “He came back looking like a DB. You can tell Jameis worked his tail off.”

Banks went on to praise Winston’s leadership, saying “he’s going to be one of those Peyton Manning-type guys” and Winston pointed to his weight loss as a way he wants to help set the right example for everyone on the roster.

“As a quarterback, you have to show these guys that you’re working,” Winston said. “I didn’t want to come back and have them say, ‘Oh, Jameis looks the exact same.’ I had to give them something to talk about, right?”

Winston added that if you look good then “you play good.” If Winston’s play improves along with his appearance, the Bucs will be pretty happy with where things are headed with their franchise quarterback.