On Monday, the Buccaneers were back on the field after their day off on Sunday. This was the first of two practices in Tampa before the team flies off to Nashville for two more joint practices with the Titans, all leading up to the Bucs second preseason game of the season in Tennessee on Saturday.

On Monday, it was the passing attack that was imposing its will at One Buc Place.

That actually started off with running back Ronald Jones.

We’ve talked plenty about Ronald Jones and the opportunity he has to be the third down back on this team, but only if he can catch. He has looked a little sketchy in that category thus far, but a one-handed grab like the one above makes us think that maybe he is a natural at catching and receptions for him are just about being more confident.

In the red zone, the Bucs quarterbacks were carving it up.

The first hit of the day in the split red zone drill went to wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson has a savvy way of getting open in the end zone, and that shows off how he’s just as quick as he is fast.

But, even with that touchdown, Jackson wasn’t the best receiver on the field during practice. That honor belonged to Adam Humphries.

Humphries has been a bit of an afterthought for the last two years now, ever since Jackson came to town and Chris Godwin started getting a lot more of playing time in 2017.

But every now and then Humphries reminds us why he’s still on this team — and why he can be relied upon.

Humphries had his best day of practice in terms of highlights on Monday, which is a great sign as the team is about to head up to Nashville. Though the Bucs have a plethora of receiving options, they’ll need Humphries to be Mr. Reliable in 2018, especially when Winston returns.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
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