Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Standouts from Training Camp, August 8

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


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


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."

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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. 


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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