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5 Standouts from Camp, August 15

A few players who impressed during the Bucs' training camp practice on Monday.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Monday.

1. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
When the Buccaneers released their first depth chart last week, Seferian-Jenkins was listed as the No. 2 tight end despite being the team's starter a year ago. Since the depth chart was officially released, Seferian-Jenkins has been impressive in practice, and Monday was no different. During one-on-one drills, he caught an impressive one-handed catch for a touchdown over Chris Conte. Seferian-Jenkins performed well during seven-on-seven drills as well, turning heads on a crisp out route and beating Kimario McFadden to the sideline. It appears that the Bucs' coaches are noticing a shift. He took a handful of first-team reps on Monday while Cameron Brate, No. 1 on the depth chart, worked with the twos.  

2. CB Brent Grimes
Watching Grimes at practice, it's no surprise he's been selected for the Pro Bowl in each of the past three seasons. During one-on-one drills, Vincent Jackson tested Grimes on a deep route, but Grimes was on him like glue and Jackson was unable to secure the reception. During seven-on-seven drills, Grimes batted away a pass from Jackson and also laid a big hit on Kivon Cartwright after Cartwright caught a pass near the goal line.


  1. LB Adarius Glanton**
    Depth is crucial at every position, but there are a few positions where teams can only carry one player. That is the case at long-snapper, where the Buccaneers have just one player on their roster: Andrew DePaola. On Monday, for the second practice in a row, DePaola was sidelined, and Glanton stepped in to fill the void at long-snapper. In the past, Luke Stocker had been the Bucs' backup at that position. Glanton also flashed on defense, picking up a tackle for a loss during team drills.

4. RB Charles Sims
Sims missed some practice time with an injury, but appeared unaffected during Monday's practice. It's difficult to judge a running back's performance in training camp because players are never completely brought to the ground, so what looks like a short gain could have actually been a big play if a few tackles were broken. But Sims did look promising in the passing game, particularly running routes during one-on-one drills.

5. DE Noah Spence
Spence has been impressive, to say the last, throughout his first training camp. During one-on-one pass-rushing drills, Spence was quick off the edge and won a handful of reps against a few of the Bucs' starting offensive linemen. He also picked up a sack during team drills. The Buccaneers have high expectations for their second-round pick; he's expected to be a key piece in the team's pass-rush package.

Pictures of fans at the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Monday.

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