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5 Standouts from Camp, July 31

Five players who impressed during Sunday's training camp practice.


  1. QB Jameis Winston**
    Day by day, Winston gets better and better. He was sharp during Sunday's practice, especially during seven-on-seven drills where he completed nearly every pass he threw. Among the highlights from Winston's day were a pass squeezed into an air-tight window to Vincent Jackson, a perfectly timed back shoulder fade to Evan Spencer and a beautiful pass to Adam Humphries in traffic.

2. RB Doug Martin
Sunday was the first day that the Buccaneers were in full pads, but Martin didn't seem to need them. He found the end zone on at least two long runs, one of which he scored without being touched. After four days of practice, he's just as crisp as he was last season when he rushed for more than 1,400 yards.


  1. DE Noah Spence**
    Spence has been waiting a long time to be able to rush the passer at full-speed. Throughout the spring, the Buccaneers' coaches have spoken highly of Spence, but Sunday was his first practice in full pads with live action since being drafted in the second round this spring. He picked up at least one would-be sack and saw time working with the first-team defense.

4. CB Alterraun Verner
The Buccaneers' corners have put together strong performances so far during training camp, with Brent Grimes flashing on Friday and Saturday and Verner putting together and impressive performance on Sunday. Verner picked up one interception during team drills and nearly had another at the start of the workout. Daryl Smith also had an interception for the Buccaneers defense.

Hargreaves has been working with the second-team defense all spring and summer, but he seems to be on the brink of making a breakthrough and getting reps with the starters. On Sunday, he was especially impressive during one-on-one drills. On several plays, his coverage was so tight that he deflected the pass with his body and didn't need to make a play on the ball.

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