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Keydrick Vincent takes reps with Bucs' starting offense



Guard Keydrick Vincent, signed by the Bucs just two weeks before training camp, spent a good portion of Wednesday morning's practice with the starting offense, offering yet more confirmation that he has a legitimate shot at winning the left guard job.

Vincent, a veteran of four teams who last played for Carolina, has been lauded by teammates for his power game, a skill that helped the Panthers run the football with prolific success in recent years -- particularly against the Bucs.

Vincent and Jeremy Zuttah will continue to battle for the job that belonged to Zuttah last season.

The physicality of Vincent's game is making a nice first impression with teammates.

"The guy put a smile on my face," running back Cadillac Williams said. "I mean, the guy, he's a big man. You can turn on the Carolina film, the guy just eats up guys. Once he gets his hand on you, it's over. Just to add assets like that to our team, I'm loving it. It's going to be good."

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:01pm]


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