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Bucs punter had cancer scare as rookie

Bucs punter Josh Bidwell had just made his first NFL team when he learned he had testicular cancer. Story

Updated: December 5, 2008, 12:32 PM ET
By Anna Katherine Clemmons | Special to Page 2

When Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Josh Bidwell was drafted in the fourth round by the Green Bay Packers in 1999, he thought life couldn't get much better. The 23-year-old University of Oregon alum moved to Green Bay that summer and began competing for a roster spot.

After the third preseason game, he received more good news: Bidwell was named the team's punter. "The sky was the limit for my NFL future at that point," Bidwell says.

Three days later, Bidwell noticed an unusual ...

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