Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5 Standouts from Training Camp, August 8

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

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  1. TE O.J. Howard**
    It was nearly impossible to cover the Buccaneers' rookie tight end during Tuesday's training camp practice. Howard found himself wide open during team drills, and hauled in a deep pass from Ryan Griffin. He was dominant working against the Buccaneers' starting safeties during one-on-ones, catching touchdowns over Keith Tandy and Chris Conte.

VIEW: BUCCANEERS' TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE2. LB Riley Bullough
Bullough is fighting an uphill battle to make the Buccaneers' 53-man roster, but his performance during Tuesday's camp practice certainly helped his case. Bullough stuffed fellow rookie Jeremy McNichols during the Bucs' run fit period and shed a block from Alan Cross to make a big play during team drills.

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  1. C Josh Allen**
    Allen is a really good athlete, and that was on full display on Tuesday. Centers aren't asked to pull often, but Allen is quick enough to get on the edge and act as a lead blocker. He also had a strong rep during two-on-one drills working with Evan Smith against Sealver Siliga.

4. CB Jude Adjei-Barimah
It seems like the Buccaneers are trying a new player out in the slot every day. Javien Elliott had been handling the responsibility and J.J. Wilcox has worked in, but it was Adjei-Barimah running out with the first-team defense to start practice on Tuesday. Adjei-Barimah entered training camp as a strong contender to win the job as the Bucs' nickel corner.

NEWS: BUCS RELEASE FIRST DEPTH CHART5. TE Alan Cross
Cross very rarely drops a pass aimed his way and has been impressive when lining up at the fullback position. Cross ran down the right sideline and extended out with one hand, nearly catching a tough pass in traffic. It's impossible to watch every rep of every drill, but that could have very well been the first pass to hit Cross' hands that he didn't catch.

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