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  • Buccaneers' Dare Ogunbowale: Gets work in with Brady

    Ogunbowale was one of several Buccaneers skill players to participate in a workout with Tom Brady at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, Rick Stroud and Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times report.

    The Wisconsin product managed to carve out a steady third-down role in what was his second Buccaneers campaign in 2019, leading to a career-best 35 receptions and 286 receiving yards, as well as a pair of rushing touchdowns. With Brady's extensive history of success with pass-catching backs, it certainly behooves Ogunbowale to get as much on-field time with his new quarterback, especially during an offseason where traditional OTAs aren't an option. Additionally, Ogunbowale projects to face fierce competition for playing time -- and by extension, his roster spot -- from rookies Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Raymond Calais this summer, so it's unsurprising to see him taking the initiative of participating in any workout organized by the future Hall of Fame signal-caller.

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  • Buccaneers' Scott Miller: Runs routes with Brady

    Miller (hamstring) was one of several Buccaneers skill-position players to work out with Tom Brady at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, Rick Stroud and Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times report.

    Miller's participation in the workout, which was apparently organized and coordinated by Brady, is reason for optimism on a couple of fronts. One, it's encouraging the second-year receiver is apparently recovered enough from the hamstring injury that cut short his 2019 season to run routes at this point. Additionally, any on-field time Miller can spend with Brady in the absence of normal OTAs is naturally beneficial, as the speedy receiver will be vying to secure the No. 3 wideout job this summer now that Breshad Perriman is in New York. Miller was just starting to show flashes last season when he went down in Week 15 versus the Lions, and he should face stiff competition from rookie fifth-round pick Tyler Johnson and third-year pro Justin Watson in training camp and preseason.

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  • Buccaneers' Ke'Shawn Vaughn: Projected for plenty of work

    Vaughn is expected to enjoy a robust and diverse role during his rookie season despite the presence of Ronald Jones, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. "The idea is to get him here and see what he does best," Buccaneers general manger Jason Licht said of Vaughn. "We know that he's got good speed. We know that he can catch the ball. We know that he's good in space - he's been very productive there. I think he's capable of playing on all three downs so you can't have too many good backs."

    The third-round pick out of Vanderbilt arrives in Tampa with an impressive body of work over his last two college seasons, a stretch during which he demonstrated a knack for breaking off long runs and showed reliable hands. Vaughn should provide an upgrade over Peyton Barber in terms of complementing Jones, as Barber averaged an unspectacular 3.9 yards per carry or less over each of the last three seasons. Vaughn could slide into a role that affords him somewhere in the neighborhood of the 150 carries the now-departed Barber logged last season, at a minimum. Moreover, if Vaughn proves trustworthy as an outlet option out of the backfield, Smith speculates that he could become the primary third-down back and serve in a function similar to that of James White during his time alongside new Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady in New England.

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  • Buccaneers' Cameron Brate: Attends Brady-organized workout

    Brate was among a contingent of Buccaneers skill-position players that attended a workout organized by Tom Brady at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, Rick Stroud and Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times report.

    Brate reportedly had already been getting some work in with Brady for multiple weeks, but he was joined by a significant number of his teammates Tuesday. That included fellow tight end O.J. Howard but apparently not Rob Gronkowski, who already has plenty of familiarity with the Buccaneers' new quarterback. Brate's track record of dependable routes and hands -- not to mention his red-zone prowess -- could make him one of Brady's more dependable second-tier targets when the future Hall of Famer drops back this coming season.

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  • Buccaneers' O.J. Howard: Starts working with Brady

    Howard was among a contingent of Buccaneers skill players to attend a workout organized by Tom Brady at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, Rick Stroud and Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times report.

    The talented tight end, who was the subject of trade rumors prior to the draft, joined his new quarterback in what could become a series of regularly scheduled workouts until NFL facilities are once again open to players. Brady was reportedly the catalyst for Tuesday's proceedings and had a chance to throw to all of the players who attended, with Howard joined by position mate Cameron Brate but not Rob Gronkowski. Coach Bruce Arians has yet to reveal how he plans to keep all three quality tight ends consistently involved in the upcoming season, and despite the fact the Buccaneers picked up Howard's fifth-year option in late April, there remains a possibility that the 2017 first-round pick could be dealt if the right offer is presented.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Starts getting work with Brady

    Evans (hamstring) was among a contingent of Buccaneers skill-position players that worked out with Tom Brady at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, Rick Stroud and Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times report.

    Team facilities are beginning to open up for a limited number of administrative employees, but coaches and players are still prohibited from reporting. However, the NFL is allowing players to get together for workouts in their local cities as long as they are abiding by governmental regulations. With Florida beginning to quickly loosen restrictions, Brady has wasted no time getting together with as many of his key skill players as possible. Evans is naturally at the head of that group, and Tuesday, he could be seen walking through routes alongside his new quarterback in order to nail down exactly where Brady wants him to make his cuts. Evans averaged 78.8 receptions, 1,241.8 yards and 7.2 touchdowns across 15 games per season over his five campaigns playing with Jameis Winston, and those already impressive numbers are expected to potentially see a boost with the significant upgrade at quarterback. At the very least, Evans' presence at the workout Tuesday suggests he's moved past the right hamstring strain that sidelined him for the Bucs' final three games of the 2019 season.

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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Should have input into offense

    Brady is expected to have a substantial degree of input into coach Bruce Arians' offense on game days this coming season, Luke Easterling of SI.com reports.

    While this may have been the default assumption of many given Brady's pedigree, there's some question as to how much an offensive system that's typically reliant on longer-developing downfield routes would have to be adapted to fit the future Hall of Famer's skill set and preferences. Brady has enjoyed great success getting the ball out quickly over his career, and Easterling reports the 21-year veteran will have "plenty of control over the call sheet on game day" and will provide Arians with his favorite plays for every in-game scenario. However, the Buccaneers' head man is naturally still expected to weave his trademark aggressiveness into the playcalls, and to that end, Michael Silver of NFL Network recently relayed that Brady has been intensely studying Arians' existing offensive concepts since joining the team. Additionally, Rick Stroud and Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times report Brady and a large contingent of the team's skill-position players have begun working out together at Berkeley Preparatory School now that Florida has considerably loosened COVID-19-related restrictions.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 95.1
(24th)
320.4
(1st)
397.9
(3rd)
Def. 73.8
(1st)
290.4
(30th)
343.9
(15th)

Injuries

Player Injury
C. Godwin WR Chris Godwin WR Hamstring
J. Whitehead FS Jordan Whitehead FS Hamstring
Z. Bailey G Zack Bailey G Foot
K. Beckwith LB Kendell Beckwith LB Ankle
B. Mitchell WR Bryant Mitchell WR Achilles

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