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3 Players to Watch at Training Camp, August 9

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

1. CB Jude Adjei-Barimah
Adjei-Barimah entered training camp as one of the favorites to the Bucs' nickel cornerback job. On Tuesday, after two weeks of training camp, he finally stepped in with the ones. Adjei-Barimah has started for the Bucs in the slot before, but will have to fend off Javien Elliott, among others, to win the job for Week 1.


  1. C Joe Hawley**
    The Buccaneers' starting center, Ali Marpet, wasn't on the practice field on Tuesday, so Hawley stepped in with the first-team offense. Hawley had been the Buccaneers' starting center for each of the past two seasons until the team decided to move Marpet from guard to center this spring. The Bucs will likely dress seven offensive linemen for games – their five starters plus two reserves. One of those reserves is usually a tackle and the other is usually a player who can lay both guard and center. Hawley will have to beat out Evan Smith and prove capable of playing guard to earn a jersey on game days.

3. DE Ryan Russell
Russell has been a pleasant surprise so far during training camp. The Buccaneers have shown several different looks along the defensive line, one of which is a pass-rush package with Russell and Noah Spence lined up on the edge and Gerald McCoy and Robert Ayers on the inside. Russell has appeared in just nine games with one sack during his two-year career, but has long arms, a big frame and a quick burst off the ball.

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