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5 Standouts from Buccaneers vs. Vikings

Five Buccaneers who performed well against the Vikings.


Photos from the Buccaneers' preseason game against the Vikings.


1. WR Louis Murphy
Just days after returning to practice following an ankle injury, Louis Murphy led the Buccaneers in receptions and receiving yards. Murphy, who was the Bucs' No. 3 receiver behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson in 2014, hauled in four passes for 54 yards. He caught an 18-yarder from Jameis Winston in the first half and averaged 13.5 yards per catch.

2. RB Doug Martin
Martin's success might not be reflected on the stat sheet – five carries for 19 yards – but he was very effective on the Bucs' first and second drives of the game. Martin finished the game with 19 yards, one yard shy of Bobby Rainey, who led the team in rushing.

3. LB Khaseem Greene
Greene had the extra-effort play of the game, hawking down running back Dominique Williams as he headed for the end zone and punching the ball out of his hand. The ball rolled into the end zone and was recovered by Kwon Alexander, resulting in a touchback. Greene finished tied for the team-lead with five tackles.

4. LB Kwon Alexander
Alexander was credited with four tackles, three of which were solo. But when he wasn't making the tackle, he was usually around the ball, or in pursuit of the ball carrier. Alexander played the MIKE linebacker position, mostly with the second group and as mentioned above, also recovered a fumble.

5. DT Henry Melton
When Melton was signed by the Buccaneers this offseason, the team hoped he could help bolster the interior defensive line's pass rush. He did just that on Saturday, taking down Shaun Hill in the first quarter for the Bucs' only sack.  Melton also recorded a solo tackle and quarterback hit.

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