The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held their second practice of training camp today, and there are plenty of notes to be had. Surprisingly, the offense has been a little quiet. Nothing huge, new or even very interesting to mention on Jameis Winston’s progress, except for one thing: there have been very few interceptions so far. Hopefully that continues throughout camp, preseason and, of course, the regular season.
Here are the notes from day two of the Bucs’ 2016 training camp.
- After Alterraun Verner shone yesterday, Brent Grimes had a pretty good day today — apparently he doesn’t like being outdone. Grimes had one interception and a near-interception, showing off his athleticism and explosiveness. Yes, he still has those. Greg Auman had some footage.
Video: Bucs QB Jameis Winston has deep ball intercepted by a leaping Brent Grimes. pic.twitter.com/lVS2Ie1rIs— Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 29, 2016
- Speaking of cornerbacks, Jude Adjei-Barimah spent some time with the first-team defense in the slot, apparently ahead of Vernon Hargreaves, per Scott Smith. Adjei-Barimah had a pretty impressive rookie season, for an undrafted free agent, and it seems like he’s continuing to build on that performance.
- More defensive notes: Noah Spence and Robert Ayers played both right and left defensive end today, per Pewter Report, so we may see a more versatile pass rush this year. Will Gholston continues to see a lot of time at left end, per Roy Cummings. Smith at one point also noticed a pass-rush grouping of Noah Spence, Robert Ayers, Gerald McCoy and Jacquies Smith — lots of speed there.
- Returners, because the Bucs once again do not have a clear favorite to win that job: Kenny Bell and Charles Sims are in the mix for kickoffs, Dirk Koetter told Greg Auman. As for punts, Pewter Report reports Alterraun Verner, Bernard Reedy, Adam Humphries and Jonathan Krause got a shot at returning those today.
- Kenny Bell had a beautiful play on a deep ball from Mike Glennon.