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With Mini-Camp Practices Complete, Questions Still Hover Over Bucs' Roster

 
With Mini-Camp Practices Complete, Questions Still Hover Over Bucs' Roster
Posted June 13th, 2014 @ 11:21am

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Positions weren't going to be set during the offseason. That's obvious. But some idea of what the depth chart may look like hasn't happened. 

Questions at guard still remain where rookie Kadeem Edwards saw lots of action with the first-team offense this week during mandatory mini-camp along with Patrick Omameh. Jamon Meredith, who was with the first team during volunatry mini-camp, was with the second-team offense this week. Although head coach Lovie Smith stated that the depth chart was starting to mean more this week, That position is far from set as he also mentioned there are other guards that haven't played yet.

Cornerback Alterraun Verner is the obvious No. 1 on the depth chart at his position respectively. However, behind him there is still lots of competition to fill out the remaining spots. Johnthan Banks, D.J. Moore, Mike Jenkins and Rashaan Melvin have been praised on several occasions but there have been a few others making plays on the practice fields as well.

The team is still in search of a returner. Several players have gotten into the rotation of players trying out for punt and kick return duties, including third-round rookie running back Charles Sims. 

Wide receiver Chris Owusu has emerged as a potential sure-bet to make the roster and has gotten the attention of Smith. Owusu has shown good hands and may be separating himself from others like Louis Murphy and Robert Herron for the slot position. 

Teams go into training camp with an idea of what they may have on the roster and put together a depth chart. Albeit not a final one, it'll be one they can have set up once camp begins. 

For Tampa Bay, they may use every camp rep and preseason snap to decide on the depth chart for several key positions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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