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Bucs: Lighting shortens practice; first depth chart

Published Aug. 12, 2015

Practice interrupted

The Tampa Bay lightning — the real bolts — chased the Bucs from the practice field for about 40 minutes Tuesday. It's the third time weather has delayed the start of a workout since training camp began.

"Around here, you just look at what they have to do. You're ready to play, you're ready to practice, you go out there for five minutes — boom — the (lightning warning) horn goes off," coach Lovie Smith said. "You come right back out, no warmups, go right into it. They're professionals about it.

"We're preparing the team for the season. These things come up. Odds are, we might have a game that's delayed. I know for a fact we're going to have a game we're going to have a game about this time of the day. So all these things we're doing is getting us ready for the season."

First depth chart

With Saturday's preseason opener approaching, the Bucs released their first depth chart, with rookie Jameis Winston as expected as the starting quarterback.

The rest of the team's rookies are still battling for starting jobs — second-round pick Donovan Smith is listed as a "co-starter" at left tackle with Kevin Pamphile, while the other second-rounder, Ali Marpet, is listed as a backup to Garrett Gilkey at right guard. Marpet, Gilkey and Kadeem Edwards all saw time with the first team at right guard in the first week of training camp.

Here's the depth chart, with commas separating players listed as first, second, third or "other."


QB: Winston, Glennon, Lobato

RB: Martin, Sims, Rainey, James/Brown

WR: Jackson, Murphy, Herron, Hall/Clay/Dye

WR: Evans, Shepard, Bell, King/Humphries

TE: Seferian-Jenkins, Myers, Stocker, T. Wright/Brate

FB: Lane, Iosefa, Rodriguez

LT: D. Smith/Pamphile, Coughman

LG: Mankins, Edwards, Masifilo

C: E. Smith, Warren, Allen (injured)

RG: Gilkey, Marpet, Everett

RT: Dotson, Omameh, Fragel


LE: J. Smith, Fatinikun, Young

DT: McCoy, Melton, Bowers, Lyons

DT: McDonald, Gholston, McDaniel, Uko/Buckley/Spence (injured)

RE: G. Johnson, English, Sidbury, Delaire

WLB: David, Williams, Greene

MLB: Carter, Alexander, Dean

SLB: Lansanah, Keyes, Lemon

CB: Verner, Moore, Dixon, Adjei-Barimah

SS: M. Wright, Swearinger, McFadden

FS: McDougald, Conte (injured), Tandy, Hackett

CB: Banks, Jenkins, L. Johnson, Frey/Shabazz


P: Koenen, Lanning, Schmitz

K: Murray, Bogotay, Koenen

KO: Koenen, Murray, Bogotay

H: Koenen, Glennon

LS: DePaola

PR: Clay, Rainey

KR: Clay, Rainey

Public training camp practices

Today: 2:30–5 p.m.

Monday: 2–4:30 p.m.

Aug. 18: 2:30–5 p.m.

Aug. 19: 2:30–5 p.m.

Note: Free parking and admission at One Buc Place. Children 12 and under may go on the field for autographs after practice. Times subject to change. Check for updates.

Preseason schedule

Saturday:at Minn., 8, Ch. 8

Aug. 24:Cincy, 8, ESPN, Ch. 32

Aug. 29:Cleveland, 7, Ch. 8

Sept. 3:at Miami, 7, Ch. 8

Radio: 103.5-FM, 620-AM

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Rick Stroud and Greg Auman, Times staff writers