The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their training camp today. With no fans allowed at practice, the media still kept everyone up to date. We've got all the notes and highlights from today's camp.
Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet are with the starters
It's no secret that the Bucs drafted Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet to be the eventual starters at left tackle and right guard, with Smith fast-tracked for left tackle this year. It looks like Marpet will be joining him in the starting lineup sooner rather than later: for the second day in a row, he was with the first-team offense -- as was Donovan Smith, per Scott Smith.
William Gholston gets some time with the first team
Gholston is a bit of an odd man out on the Bucs' line. He's far bigger than any other defensive end on the roster, and not the nimble pass-rusher they're usually looking for on the edge. He's also supremely talented, though: long-armed, powerful and a tremendous run defender, with the potential to turn into a disruptive power-rusher. He could be a pretty big part of the defensive end rotation this year. Today, he was with the first team opposite Jacquies Smith, according to Greg Auman.
Whither Bobby Rainey?
The Buccaneers liked Bobby Rainey enough to offer him a tender as a restricted free agent, but since then the running back has basically disappeared from the radar. Doug Martin's supposedly looking like his old rookie self, Charles Sims is presumed to be the primary competition for carries and the team's main third-down back, and now Pewter Report is noting that Mike James has looked very good in training camp. Rainey, though? Not a peep. He could be the odd man oout, here.
First play of 11-on-11 for Bucs, Jameis Winston goes deep, looked like INT for Johnthan Banks. pic.twitter.com/ykUAlmAGno— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 7, 2015
Nice throw in Bucs' 7-on-7 passing drills from Jameis Winston to Austin Seferian-Jenkins. pic.twitter.com/dUZzT6jaHr— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 7, 2015
After rough start, Jameis Winston hits Vincent Jackson down middle and crowd cheers at One Buc. pic.twitter.com/r3Q2ne6rcB— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 7, 2015
Nice run from Doug Martin to his left as Bucs are back in 11-on-11. pic.twitter.com/KRSdqa6rng— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 7, 2015