Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3 Things to Watch at Camp, July 31

A few things to keep an eye on during Sunday's training camp practice.

1. Full pads.
The Buccaneers will be in full pads today, meaning it's the first full-contact practice of the summer. The Buccaneers were allowed limited contact on Saturday, but there were still a few big hits. For skill players, being in shells and being in full pads isn't much of a difference. For the players along the offensive and defensive line, though, it's a little different. We'll finally get to see one-on-one pass-rush drills at full speed. 

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  1. The starting O-Line.**
    The Buccaneers had Evan Smith line up at center with the starters on Saturday and have been using Kevin Pamphile at left guard while J.R. Sweezy recovers from an offseason procedure. The defense was dominant on Saturday in just helmets and shoulder pads, so it will be interesting to see how the Bucs' offensive linemen respond with full pads and full contact.

3. Aguayo's accuracy.
All of the Buccaneers rookies are battling for playing time this upcoming season – all but Aguayo, who is the only kicker on the roster and will be the team's starter come Week 1. Aguayo never missed a field goal of 40 yards or less in college, something that prompted the Bucs to move up in the draft to select him. Keep on eye on him near the end of practice when the team usually practices pressure kicking drills.

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