Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Standouts from Training Camp, August 17

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



1. S D.J. Swearinger
Swearinger had the play of the day and one of the best defensive plays of all of training camp. During seven-on-seven drills, he read Mike Glennon's eyes from the start of the play and made a jump on the ball, diving to secure an interception.

2. LB Kwon Alexander
It took just one game before the fourth-round draft pick convinced the Bucs' coaching staff that he deserved to work with the starters. Alexander served as the Bucs' starting inside linebacker during Monday's practice, taking the place of Bruce Carter, who worked with the twos. The rookie made a few nice plays during practice, including a pass deflection during seven-on-seven drills.

3. S Bradley McDougald
Swearinger wasn't the only safety to create a turnover on Monday. McDougald went stride-for-stride with Vincent Jackson down the left sideline and picked off a deep pass thrown by Jameis Winston during team drills. McDougald broke up another pass later on in the team portion of practice, deflecting a ball intended for Mike Evans.

4. WR Robert Herron
Herron caught the deepest pass of the day, working his way down the left sideline and hauling in a bomb from Winston during seven-on-seven drills. Herron had the Bucs' second-longest reception in the team's preseason opener against the Vikings, hauling in a 26-yarder. He finished that game with two catches for 38 yards.

5. OT Reid Fragel
With tackle Demar Dotson sidelined with a knee sprain, Fragel stepped in for a handful of reps with the first team at right tackle. Players were not in full pads, instead just helmets, so an offensive lineman's performance is hard to analyze. Just minutes after practice, though, the Bucs added depth along the offensive line by signing former Colt, Gosder Cherilus.

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