Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3 Players to Watch at Camp, August 4

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

1. CB Josh Robinson
The Buccaneers have come to rely on Robinson to be one of the team's top special teams players. He stood out as a gunner on the punt team a year ago and will likely have more responsibility after his follow gunner, Russell Shepard, signed with Carolina this offseason. Robinson had a strong practice on Thursday with the punt team and took some defensive reps in the slot. Keep an eye on how involved he is on the defensive side of the ball today.

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Pictures from the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Wednesday.

  1. TE Luke Stocker**
    The Buccaneers are very deep at tight end. The team returns Cameron Brate, who caught eight touchdowns a year ago, and drafted O.J. Howard nineteenth overall in this year's draft. For Stocker to make the Bucs' 53-man roster, he'll have to prove his worth on both offense and special teams. Stocker is the strongest blocker of the aforementioned players and has experience playing fullback. He'll have to beat out second-year player Alan Cross, who has been working with the starters at fullback, for a chance to crack the final roster.

3. K Nick Folk
Folk is in a position where's he's competing for one spot against the incumbent starter at his position. For kickers, practice reps are almost as important as game reps so both players will be closely monitored during special teams drills. Both Aguayo and Folk have had their misses during camp; neither player has separated themselves from the other. For Folk to win the job, he'll have to do something to stand out.

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