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3 Buccaneers to Watch at Camp, July 28

A few players to keep an eye on during Friday's training camp practice.

1. QB Jameis Winston
There are high expectations for Winston as he begins his third NFL training camp. In each of his two seasons, the Buccaneers have steadily improved. He inherited a 2-14 team, but quickly helped the Bucs improve to 6-10 as a rookie. Last year, Tampa Bay took another step forward, earning a 9-7 record and knocking on the door to the postseason. Despite his success, the Bucs believe that Winston can be even better this season. Winston's Quarterbacks Coach, Mike Bajakian, said he was impressed with Winston's progress and believes the third-year pro is further along now than he was at this time a year ago.


  1. TE O.J. Howard**
    Howard is set to take the field for his first NFL training camp and if spring workouts are any indication, he'll have no trouble adjusting to life in the NFL. Howard will be battling with Cameron Brate for the starting job, but is expected to play a significant role in the team's offense whether or not he wins the spot. Howard was impressive running routes during OTAs and mini-camp. It'll be interesting to see if he can carry that momentum into today's practice.

3. RB Doug Martin
Martin looked strong during offseason workouts, but there's only so much to take away from a running back working during non-contact drills. The Buccaneers' coaches have spoken highly of Martin, saying he's in good shape and in a good frame of mind heading into camp. His performance will be noteworthy as Martin looks to rebound from a season plagued with injuries.

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