Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Standouts from Training Camp, August 8

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

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

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1. CB Sterling Moore
Moore has demonstrated a nose for the ball in his first training camp with the Bucs. On Saturday, he recorded his third interception of camp, intercepting Jameis Winston at the beginning of 11-on-11 drills. Moore also made an impressive play toward the end of practice, batting away a ball intended for Mike Evans in the end zone. "He is a smart football player," Head Coach Lovie Smith said. "He gets in good positions."

CAMP RECAPS: DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6

2. DE Larry English
With George Johnson out with what Coach Smith referred to as "general soreness", English worked with the first-team defense and made the most of his opportunity. Players don't hit their own quarterbacks during practice, but English had what would have been a sack midway through 11-on-11 drills and applied pressure throughout team drills. When the offensive and defensive linemen broke off into one-on-one drills, English continued to perform at a high level.

3. TE Cameron Brate
Brate didn't work with the starters and didn't have a highlight reel type of catch, but he had an excellent day blocking, which will undoubtedly help his chances of making the Bucs' roster. Brate was consistent and did a nice job of getting his back to the hole and shielding runners from would-be tacklers. He proved he can catch, too, and pulled in a 25-yard reception from Seth Lobato down the left hash during team drills. 

CAMP STANDOUTS: DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6

4. S D.J. Swearinger
Swearinger stood out in both the pass game and the run game. His number was called to blitz a handful of times, and he seemed to be around the quarterback an awful lot. Swearinger also batted away a few passes during 11-on-11 drills, including a diving deflection to break up a Mike Glennon pass intended for Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

5. DT Gerald McCoy
McCoy is so quick off the line that there are times he blows up a play in the backfield before an offensive lineman can even get their hands on him. During individual drills, with him isolated one-one, he proved to be nearly unblockable.

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