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5 Standouts from Buccaneers vs. Browns

A few players who impressed during the Buccaneers' preseason matchup with the Browns.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Preseason Week 3 matchup with the Browns.

1. P Bryan Anger
After watching his performance during training camp, it shouldn't have been a surprise that Anger was dominant during the Buccaneers' preseason matchup with the Browns. He booted two kicks that pinned Cleveland inside their own five-yard line: one that Justin Evans downed on the one and another that was downed at the six, but a penalty moved it back to the three-yard line. Anger punted seven times and all seven kicks landed inside the Browns' 20-yard line.


  1. CB Vernon Hargreaves**
    The Buccaneers were without Brent Grimes, who continues to recover from a leg injury, so Ryan Smith got the start at corner alongside Hargreaves. In the second quarter, Lavonte David tipped a Deshone Kizer pass and Hargreaves was able to come down with it. It was the second interception of the preseason for the Buccaneers' former first-round pick. Hargreaves also flashed strong coverage on Randall Telfer in the first half, running stride-by-stride with him and knocking the ball out right as it arrived.

3. OT Leonard Wester
The Buccaneers were without two starting offensive linemen on Saturday: right tackle Demar Dotson and left guard Kevin Pamphile. Tampa Bay inserted Evan Smith at guard in Pamphile's place and Wester in at tackle for Dotson. This could indicate that Wester will be the Buccaneers' swing tackle and Smith will be the extra interior lineman when the regular season begins. Smith will have to beat out Joe Hawley, who did not play against the Browns.


  1. WR Bernard Reedy**
    If the Buccaneers had to prepare their 53-man roster tomorrow, it wouldn't be surprising to see Reedy on that squad. The Buccaneers' top four wide receivers – Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Adam Humphries and Chris Godwin – are virtual locks to make the team, but Reedy's performance on special teams might help him land the fifth spot. He was impressive returning punts on Saturday, with a long of 13.

5. K Nick Folk
After struggling against the Jaguars a week ago, Folk connected on all three of his field goal attempts and scored all nine of the Buccaneers' points. Folk converted on kicks of 43, 42 and 31 yards. He missed his only attempt greater than 40 yards a week ago.

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