Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Standouts from Training Camp, August 11

Five players who caught our eye during the Bucs' training camp practice on Tuesday.

1. QB Jameis Winston
Winston had a few impressive passes and wasn't intercepted during team drills on Tuesday. Early in 11-on-11 drills, the defensive line came with pressure up the middle and Winston escaped the rush by rolling out to the left before firing a dart to Vincent Jackson on the left hash for a gain of nearly 30. Near the end of practice he opened his hips to the left, but with nobody open, re-set his feet and found Bobby Rainey on the other side of the field. Winston also connected on impressive passes to Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kaelin Clay.

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2. DT Quayshawne Buckley
If there was a "wow" play from Tuesday's practice, it came from Buckley, an undrafted rookie, during one-on-one drills. Buckley lined up over Jeremiah Warren and bull-rushed him straight onto his back. It should be noted that Warren has had an impressive training camp and, as a whole, had a successful day of practice. The two lined up again later on in the drill and Buckley won, but not as decisively.

3. RB Doug Martin
On one of the first plays during the goal line portion of practice, Martin scored on an outside run. He scored again on an off-tackle run during 11-on-11 drills, though the defense isn't encouraged to tackle the runner to the ground in that drill. Martin had a few more explosive plays, including a cutback run for a 20-yard gain that drew cheers from the fans a few feet away in the stands.

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4. DE George Johnson
After missing the past two practices with what Head Coach Lovie Smith described as "general soreness," George Johnson returned to the starting lineup and had an impressive practice. During individual drills, Johnson beat blockers with a bull-rush, spin move and rip move three consecutive reps. During team drills, he recorded at least one would-be sack.

5. G Ali Marpet
Marpet's progress from the first day of practice is apparent. The first day that players put pads on, Gerald McCoy beat Marpet in one-on-one drills badly, sometimes without Marpet even getting his hands on him. On Tuesday, Marpet performed much better against McCoy.

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