Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Standouts from Training Camp, August 3

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


Photos from Sunday's training camp practice at One Buccaneer Place.

  1. G Kadeem Edwards**
    There have been three days of training camp practices, and two different players starting at right guard so far. For the first two days, Garrett Gilkey ran with the first team but on Monday, Edwards stepped in with the starters. The first offensive line consisted of Edwards and Mankins at guard, Demar Dotson and Kevin Pamphile at tackle and Evan Smith at center.


2. CB Leonard Johnson
Johnson performed well working as the Bucs' third corner, intercepting a pass in 11-on-11 drills and getting his hands on a few passes during 7-on-7s. A few different players have worked in the nickel, but Johnson is making a push to secure the starting spot.

3. OT Demar Dotson
Monday was the first day players were in full pads, and Demar Dotson took full advantage, planting Jacquies Smith during one-on-one drills. The wet grass at One Buccaneer Place didn't help, but when Smith attempted to make an inside move, Dotson brought him to the ground. Dotson held off Smith, George Johnson and the Bucs' pass-rushers well during team drills.

4. DT Gerald McCoy
McCoy made life difficult for the Bucs' interior offensive linemen, creating constant pressure on passing plays and getting deep penetration when the Bucs' offense tried to run. Safe to say that McCoy was probably the best player on the field on Monday.

5. RB Doug Martin
The Bucs' running back picture has straightened out a bit during the first three days of camp; it appears that Martin is leading Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey to be the team's starter. On Sunday. Head Coach Lovie Smith said "Doug will be our guy," when asked about Martin's role in the offense and during Monday's full-contact practice, Martin took most of the first-team reps. Defenses don't bring their own players to the ground in camp like they would in a game, but Martin looked quick in and out of the hole and caught passes well out of the backfield.

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