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5 Standouts from Training Camp, August 19

Posted Aug 19, 2017

A few players who impressed during the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Saturday.

1. LB Kwon Alexander
Alexander was dominant during Saturday’s practice, particularly in coverage. During team drills, Alexander intercepted Jameis Winston and returned it for a touchdown. Later in practice, Alexander split a double-team from J.R. Sweezy and Ali Marpet to make a tackle for a loss on a screen pass.

2. OL Mike Liedtke
The Buccaneers were without two starting offensive linemen on Saturday: tackle Demar Dotson and guard Kevin Pamphile. Stepping in for Pamphile was Evan Smith, who Head Coach Dirk Koetter said has been impressing so far during training camp. Stepping in for Dotson was Liedtke, who has been playing guard for most of camp.

3. LB Kendell Beckwith
The Buccaneers’ linebackers shined in Week 2 of the preseason, and Beckwith was among those who stood out. Beckwith has been primarily a strong side outside linebacker, but also worked as the second-team middle linebacker behind Kwon Alexander during Saturday’s training camp practice.

4. DB Cody Riggs
The Buccaneers have a few moving parts in the secondary right now, with Brent Grimes injured and the team waiving Maruice Fleming on Saturday morning. Ryan Smith has stepped in with the Buccaneers’ starters in place of Grimes, and Riggs shifted from playing safety to working Tampa Bay’s second-team defense at corner.

5. DE Noah Spence
There are high expectations for the Buccaneers’ second-year pass-rusher. Gerald McCoy has been outspoken in his confidence in Spence, hinting that double-digit sacks could be within his reach. Spence picked up a sack during team drills on Saturday and picked up some pointers from Buccaneer great Simeon Rice after practice.