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What We Learned from Day Thirteen of Bucs' Training Camp

Tony Dungy visits with the team and young defensive backs have a day in Tuesday’s open practice at One Buc Place before the team heads to Nashville.


-I know we talked about cornerback Brent Grimes being back healthy and contributing to practice but Grimes is like, really back. He again played receivers tight and batted balls away in one-on-one drills but he also proved once again that you may think you beat Brent Grimes, but you could be wrong.

-Young defensive backs won the day in one-on-one drills with receivers. Right after cornerback Amari Coleman had a pick in the drill, cornerback Marko Myers got in front of tight end O.J. Howard to break up a pass.

-The hands of the running back group had a good day. In one-on-ones, running back Jacquizz Rodgers caught a long slant from quarterback Ryan Griffin. In team drills, it was Ronald Jones II's turn. He caught a slant in stride as he made his way upfield and turned on the boosters. The guy is fast.

-Linebacker Shaheed Salmon had a big day for himself. He went stride-for-stride with tight end O.J. Howard down the left sideline and prevented a catch, which really isn't easy to do against the 6'6" Howard. He followed it up with a big run stuff on the next play while out there with the second team.

-The play of the day was a long ball from quarterback Jameis Winston to wide receiver Chris Godwin. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was held out today to rest ahead of a couple tough practices the team will face in Tennessee against the Titans. Winston hit Godwin down the left sideline. Facing tight coverage, Godwin managed to get his hand on the ball and haul it in inside the end zone.

-Bonus: Former Buccaneers Head Coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy was in the building ahead of the Bucs' formal announcement of his induction in the Buccaneers Ring of Honor. Dungy addressed the team before practice for about 20 minutes and was on-hand during practice talking to players and coaches.

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