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3 Players to Watch at Training Camp, August 5

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

1. OT Leonard Wester
With Gosder Cherilus retired, Wester appears to be the heir apparent to the No. 3 tackle job. The Bucs use their third tackle often, particularly in goal line packages. But the Buccaneers can only dress seven offensive linemen for each game, and Wester is strictly a tackle. He will be pushed by second-year player Caleb Benenoch, who has proven capable of playing guard in addition to tackle.


  1. DT Sealver Siliga**
    The Buccaneers have two similar players in Siliga and Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, and it's unlikely both make the 53-man roster. Both players are big-bodied run-stuffers, and there's a chance the Bucs won't carry either after they signed Chris Baker this offseason. Tu'ikolovatu is a draft pick, but came into the league late and is 26. Siliga is 27 and has five seasons of NFL experience. This will be an interesting battle to keep an eye on as training camp carries on.  

3. G J.R. Sweezy
Sweezy has had his hands full trying to contain Gerald McCoy on Friday, but almost any offensive lineman in the league would. He is working his way back into game shape after missing all of 2016 with an injury and will likely be the Buccaneers' starter at right guard when the team's regular season opener rolls around. Keep an eye on Sweezy, particularly during one-on-ones, against the Bucs' talented defensive linemen.

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