Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Standouts from Training Camp, August 20

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


1. K Patrick Murray
The Bucs finished up practice with a two-minute drill, and Jameis Winston marched the first-team offense down the field to set up a long field goal attempt for Murray. The kicker booted a 57-yarder to send the starters off the field with three points. 

2. DT Henry Melton
Melton stood out in both individual drills and in team drills on Thursday. During one-on-ones, he blew past Reid Fragel to reach the quarterback, then bull-rushed Logan Mankins back onto his heels later on in the drill. When the offense and defense re-grouped for 11-on-11s, Melton took a few reps with the starters at defensive end and had success rushing the passer.

3. OT Patrick Omameh
Omameh had a couple of impressive plays during one-on-ones, one where he took Ryan Delaire to the ground and another where he stonewalled Lawrence Sidbury at the line of scrimmage. Omameh and Fragel have an opportunity to secure the starting right tackle spot with Demar Dotson sidelined for an unknown period of time with a left knee sprain.

4. OT Gosder Cherilus
Cherilus has been a Buc for just a few days, but you wouldn't notice with the way he practiced on Thursday. Cherilus obviously has some work to do in terms of learning the offense, but technique-wise he looked sharp. He kept a wide frame during one-on-ones and had a few impressive snaps against George Johnson.

5. S Bradley McDougald
No picks for the Bucs' defense during team drills, but McDougald was close – twice. Jameis Winston looked for Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the left corner of the end zone, but was denied by McDougald, who made an impressive play on the ball. The safety got his hands on a pass again near the end of practice, batting away another Winston pass.

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