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5 Standouts from Training Camp, August 20

A few players who impressed during the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Sunday.


  1. WR DeSean Jackson**
    When the Buccaneers need to move the ball in the two-minute drill, Jackson seems to be the player they look to. Tampa Bay opened up practice on Sunday with a two-minute drill, as they usually do, and Jackson caught back-to-back passes to move the Bucs into field goal range. The silulated situation was 12-10 in favor of the defense, so Nick Folk booted a field goal to give the team's offense the victory in the drill.


  1. TE Cameron Brate**
    It's becoming evident that Brate's standout performance in 2016 was no fluke. During Sunday's practice, Brate performed particularly well during team drills. He caught two passes to start off 11-on-11s, including a leaping grab in the middle of the field. If a pass reaches Brate's hands, it's almost guaranteed to be a catch.  

3. CB Javien Elliott
The Buccaneers have used several different players in the slot throughout training camp, but Elliott has taken the majority of the team's reps there. He opened camp as the Bucs' No. 3 corner and was with the first team again on Sunday. Elliott led a strong defensive effort during red zone drills by picking up an interception.  


Pictures from the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Saturday.

  1. LB Adarius Glanton**
    Glanton was one of the Bucs' standout special teams players a year ago and is slowly developing a role on the defensive side of the ball. Tampa Bay is experimenting with several different players at the SAM position; Glanton, Kendell Beckwith, Cam Lynch and Devante Bond have all worked with the first-team defense at one point or another. Glanton had a strong practice on Sunday working with the starters during team drills.

5. DT Chris Baker
The last period of practice was a goal line drill and Baker was nearly impossible to move. He was regularly pushing the Bucs' offensive linemen into the backfield, helping the defense win the majority of their reps. Baker could be a starter for Week 1, but the Buccaneers have used so many different combinations along the defensive line that the "starting" unit doesn't really mean much. 

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