Friday, August 8, 2014
Buccaneers have tough choices at WR
By Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. -- Wide receiver might be the position group I'm most intrigued to see in Friday night's Tampa Bay Buccaneers' preseason game (7:30 ET) with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
That's because there's some very good competition for the fourth, fifth and possibly sixth receiver spots. The Bucs have Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans as their starters and Chris Owusu seems to be a lock to make the team.
After that, it's anybody's guess.
"We've got a group of guys that don't necessarily have big names," receivers coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker said. "They're hungry to prove their opportunity. Competition at the highest level every day."
Rookie Robert Herron was a draft pick, so he also is likely to make the team. That leaves a group that includes Tommy Streeter, Solomon Patton, Louis Murphy, Lavelle Hawkins, Skye Dawson, Eric Page, Solomon Patton and Russell Shephard competing for the final roster spot or spots.
Each of those guys has shown promise at various points in training camp. But whoever steps up the most in the preseason games could end up making the roster.