Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3 Players to Watch at Training Camp, August 23

A few Buccaneers to keep an eye on during Wednesday's training camp practice.


  1. CB Robert McClain**
    The competition for the Bucs' nickel cornerback job became a two-man race when the Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that they had released Jude Adjei-Barimah. McClain was working with the Bucs' starting defense on Tuesday, but Javien Elliott has also taken a significant number of snaps in the slot throughout training camp. McClain is a veteran while Elliott is entering his second season in the NFL after arriving in Tampa as an undrafted free agent last spring. Keep an eye on which player runs out with the starters this morning.


  1. OL Mike Liedtke**
    Liedtke has quickly climbed the ladder. He has played on five different NFL teams in two seasons, but has never appeared in a regular season game. Liedtke's primary position is guard, but he has spent time working at tackle as well. When Demar Dotson was unable to practice over the weekend, Liedtke stepped in at right tackle with the Bucs' first-team offense. It's worth noting that Kevin Pamphile was also out that practice. Dotson was still out on Tuesday and the Bucs moved Pamphile over to right tackle and slid Evan Smith in at guard.

3. WR Bernard Reedy
The Buccaneers are very deep at wide receiver, with Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Adam Humphries and Chris Godwin being virtual locks to make the 53-man roster. They are among 11 wide receivers currently with the team. For the other seven players battling for a spot, special teams will be a key determining factor as to whether or not they make Tampa Bay's opening day roster. Reedy had a strong day returning kicks against Jacksonville and could help his case with a strong performance on offense during practice.

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