Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Dirk Koetter
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense5th135.1 (5th)240.8 (17th)
Defense10th100.4 (10th)240.0 (15th)

Schedule

1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 11
at ATL
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Sep 18
at ARI
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Sep 25
LAR
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 2
DEN
8:30 pm EDT
Mon Oct 10
at CAR
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 23
at SF
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 30
OAK
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Nov 3
ATL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 13
CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 20
at KC
4:05 pm EST
Sun Nov 27
SEA
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 4
at SD
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 11
NO
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 18
at DAL
1:00 pm EST
Sat Dec 24
at NO
1:00 pm EST
Sun Jan 1
CAR

Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Atlanta0-0-00-0-0
Carolina0-0-00-0-0
New Orleans0-0-00-0-0
Tampa Bay0-0-00-0-0
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Buccaneers' Kenny Bell: Impresses on Day 1 of camp
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Bell's performance on Day 1 of training camp was praised by head coach Dirk Koetter, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The second-year speedster missed all of his rookie campaign with a hamstring injury, but has impressed throughout OTAs and mini-camps this offseason. Bell is one of several players competing for Tampa's third receiver job, and brings an array of physical tools to the table. He had those on display Thursday, including on a ball he snagged on a crisp slant route against offseason acquisition Brent Grimes. His Day 1 effort certainly caught the eye of Koetter, leading him to remark that Bell "...got off to a good start. Kenny definitely flashes. He ... picked up right where he left off."

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Buccaneers' Jameis Winston: Impressive while on the move in opening camp session
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Winston looked sharp while throwing on the move on multiple occasions during Thursday's opening training camp session, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

The Bucs had all of their quarterbacks on the move frequently during Thursday's opening camp session, giving Winston an opportunity to flash some of the newfound mobility that his 20-pound offseason weight loss has made possible. The sophomore signal-caller was effective while carrying out numerous bootlegs and impressively kept his eyes downfield while rolling out. If Winston is able to add a legitimate running dimension to his repertoire in Year 2, his expected leap forward would be that much more significant.

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Buccaneers' Jacquies Smith: Full participant in opening camp practice
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Smith was a full participant in Thursday's opening training camp session after recovering from shoulder surgery throughout the offseason, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The third-year defensive end was excited about his return to on-field work and the opportunity to start building on a productive 2015 campaign that saw him tally 37 tackles (including two for loss), seven sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a pass defensed in 12 games. "It feels good," Smith said of his first day back on the field. "Obviously I missed OTAs and stuff, and I've been missing being out their with the guys and doing my part. It's a great time to be back. The energy level, the vibe, I'm happy to be back." The 26-year-old slots into a defensive end rotation that packs plenty of pass-rushing potential, given that it will also include free-agent acquisition Robert Ayers and 2016 second-round pick Noah Spence.

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Buccaneers' Russell Shepard: Hauls in pair of deep balls in opening camp session
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Shepard was successful on downfield routes in Thursday's opening camp session, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The Bucs special-teams captain had an opportunity to flash some of his skills from scrimmage in Thursday's opening training camp practice and was able to capitalize. He first hauled in a 45-yard touchdown from Jameis Winston down the right sideline, and ran a similar route going in the other direction as an encore later in the session. Shepard is considered one of several contenders for Tampa's open third receiver spot this season, but has seen only 18 targets over his first pair of pro campaigns.

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Buccaneers' Cameron Brate: Successful down the field on Day 1 of camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brate hauled in a nice seam pass from Mike Glennon during the Bucs' first full training camp session Thursday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The 25-year-old experienced a breakout season of sorts in 2015 in the wake of Austin Seferian-Jenkins' extended absence due to a shoulder injury. Brate often excelled at getting downfield on intermediate routes much like the one that led to the successful connection with Glennon on Thursday, and is expected to be deployed in a high-usage complementary role in 2016 with Seferian-Jenkins' return to health.

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