Photos of wide receivers on the Buccaneers' roster prior to the start of training camp.
Players: Mike Evans, Rannell Hall, Robert Herron, Adam Humphries, Vincent Jackson, Tavarres King, Louis Murphy, Russell Shepard, Kenny Bell, Kaelin Clay, Donteea Dye.
Coach: Andrew Hayes-Stoker
1. Mike Evans has been training with a legend.
Evans, who set the Buccaneers' single-season record for receiving touchdowns last season with 12, has been working out with NFL great, Randy Moss, in the offseason. Evans spent a week working with Moss one-on-one back in March, and a few days ago a picture surfaced on Instagram of Evans posing with Moss, Terelle Pryor, Josh Gordon and Leon Washington after a workout.
2. Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans are building on history.
In 2014, Jackson and Evans both recorded over 1,000 receiving yards, becoming the first Buccaneer wide receiver duo in team history to do so. Neither player has earned less than 1,000 yards in a season while wearing a Bucs uniform.
3. The wide receiver room is crowded with rookies.
There are five rookie receivers vying for a roster spot and all of them took a different path to training camp. Kaelin Clay and Kenny Bell were both drafted while Rannell Hall was signed as an undrafted free agent. Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries both made the roster as tryout players.
4. Special teams could help Russell Shepard and Kaelin Clay land a spot on the 53-man roster.
Last season, Shepard was one of, if not the best Buccaneer on special teams. And during spring workouts, Kaelin Clay worked as the Bucs' primary punt returner. Versatility could help these two separate themselves from the other nine receivers in camp.
5. A battle is set for the No. 3 spot.
It's safe to say that Evans and Jackson will be the Bucs' top two receivers. Who lands that third spot, though, has yet to be determined. Louis Murphy, who served as the Bucs' No. 3 receiver a year ago, should be the leading candidate heading into training camp, but fifth-round draft pick Kenny Bell, among others, will compete for the spot.