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5 Standouts from Bucs vs. Jags

A few players who impressed in the Bucs' preseason victory over the Jaguars.

1. CB Vernon Hargreaves
It goes without saying that Hargreaves was the player of the game for the Buccaneers on Saturday. He recorded two interceptions, both coming off of Chad Henne. Hargreaves' first interception came at the end of the first half and set up the go-ahead score. The Bucs would hold on to the lead and ultimately win, 27-21.

2. RB Peyton Barber
Once it was announced that Doug Martin would not be playing, the Buccaneers found themselves in an interesting situation. The team has Charles Sims as their backup, but Sims serves a role similar to that of a starter; he's the Bucs' go-to back on third down and surpassed 1,000 yards of total offense a year ago. So without Martin in the lineup and with Sims being used sparingly, Barber handled the majority of the Bucs' carries out of the backfield. Barber carried the ball 11 times, nearly twice as many as Mike James, who the Bucs have as the No. 3 running back on their depth chart.


Pictures from the Buccaneers' preseason matchup with the Jaguars in Jacksonville.

  1. QB Mike Glennon**
    Glennon had success after taking over for Jameis Winston in the second quarter. He played more snaps than both Winston and third-stringer Ryan Griffin, completing 11 of 19 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown. The Buccaneers' quarterbacks threw for 226 yards on the day.

4. LB Adarius Glanton
Glanton's name has been coming up more and more often as training camp has carried on. He stepped in during camp last week to handle long-snapping duties when Andrew DePaola was sidelined, which is a skill not many players have, and has been making a few splash players every few practices on defense. On Saturday against the Jaguars, Glanton led the Buccaneers with four tackles. As the first round of cuts are approaching, Glanton is making his case to be on the 53-man roster.

5. WR Mike Evans
Evans had just two catches, but both were impactful. On the Bucs' first scoring drive, he hauled in a ball on fourth and two to keep the drive alive. A few plays later, he caught an impressive, toe-tapping touchdown in the right corner of the end zone to put the Buccaneers on the board. Austin Seferian-Jenkins was the only Buccaneer to record more than two catches – bringing in three receptions.

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