The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their training camp today, and we have the most important notes for you below.
Jameis Winston has his best day yet
The media consensus today: Jameis Winston was outstanding today. According to Rick Stroud, WInston completed 11 of 16 passes in 11-on-11 plays (with two drops) and managed to complete 11 of 12 throws in 7-on-7s.
In addition, Lovie Smith noted that Jameis Winston will get a lot of playing time in the preseason -- more than starting quarterbacks normally get, according to 620 WDAE.
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The strange resurrection of Garrett Gilkey
Garrett Gilkey was quite the disaster last season, but rumor continues to have it that he's not actually hopeless anymore. Granted, it's training camp and the Bucs have only been wearing pads for a few days, but early reports on Gilkey have been surprisingly positive. Pewter Report has been leading the charge on the positivity,
but JoeBucsFan posted a videoof him actually beating Gerald McCoy in a zone run -- kind of. And that was video of Marpet, not Gilkey. Whoops.
Even so, Gilkey's not actually starting. Kadeem Edwards has been getting a lot of snaps with the first team the past few days, while rookie Ali Marpet was starting today, according to Scott Smith. I'll have to see Gilkey's performance in preseason before I really believe he's turned the corner, but perhaps all is not lost.
Robert Herron is making small splashes
Robert Herron's rookie year was a complete waste. The sixth-round receiver couldn't get on the field for almost all of the season, and when he did, he couldn't hang on to the football. The dropsies haven't disappeared completely in training camp, but Herron seems to be consistently showing up in video highlights and is getting quite a lot of work in with Jameis Winston. He also happens to be the Bucs' only real diminutive speed receiver. There's a real chance he actually sticks this year.
Chris Conte, Louis Murphy and Akeem Spence continue to miss time with injuries, and another player was added to the sick bay today: center Josh Allen sprained an ankle, according to Greg Auman. Conte at least was back in limited fashion today, again per Auman.
The Bucs signed linebacker Sammuel Lamur today -- a former Kansas State quarterback who went undrafted in 2012 and has spent the past two years as a linebacker with the Tampa Bay Storm. At 6'5", 225 lbs. he seems pretty weirdly built for a Bucs linebacker: they tend to be smaller, and that weight is really low at his height. I'm curious to see what the Bucs have in plan for him. To make room for Lamur, the Bucs waived backup longsnapper Courtland Clavette.