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DeSean Jackson's 'Ferrari engine' brings him to first Bucs camp

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson sits for an interview while on camera with NFL Films.   HBO's NFL Films production of "Hard Knocks" documented a day in the life of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson with his family at their home in Tampa on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson sits for an interview while on camera with NFL Films. HBO's NFL Films production of "Hard Knocks" documented a day in the life of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson with his family at their home in Tampa on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Published Jul. 28, 2017

TAMPA — When the Bucs signed Pro Bowl WR DeSean Jackson in the offseason, QB Jameis Winston said his new target was "a Bentley with a Ferrari engine," a nod to Jackson's 5-foot-10 frame but elite speed.

And when Jackson (above) pulled up to One Buc Place for the start of training camp Thursday morning — with teammate and Harry Potter superfan WR Mike Evans (below), riding shotgun and sporting a black T-shirt that said "STRAIGHT OUTTA HOGWARTS" — he did so in a Ferrari. A white Ferrari 488 GTB, best that could be determined.

Jackson got $20 million guaranteed on his Bucs contract, so he can afford to drive what he wants. A new Ferrari 488 starts at around $249,000.

Not to be outdone in training camp arrivals, DT Gerald McCoy, who vacationed in Japan this summer, arrived in a traditional Japanese robe and headband, with a paper fan tucked into the robe's belt. LB Kwon Alexander showed up with the ends of his hair dyed Bucs red.

ROSTER MOVE: On the night before the start of training camp, the Bucs added former Florida DE Justin Trattou to take the place of undrafted rookie Evan Panfil, who was waived with an injury designation.

Trattou, 28, played the past three-plus seasons with the Vikings, including in all 16 games last season, and he was with the Giants for two-plus seasons before that. He has 13 career tackles. Trattou was a starter on Florida's 2008 national championship team.

WINSTON IS COMING: Winston, appearing on the NFL Network, was asked if the Hard Knocks show featuring the Bucs in training camp can make him HBO's next star.

"I'm thankful for the opportunity. I can't compete with Jon Snow and people like that on (Game of Thrones)," he said. "Hopefully I can help lead my team to a few victories."

THIS AND THAT: Individual tickets for home games go on sale at 10 a.m. today. The two most coveted home dates, against the Patriots and Giants, each has a limited number left for sale individually. Seats are available as part of season ticket plans and five-game miniplans. … All 90 players on roster reported for the start of training camp, as expected. … Brian Killingsworth, who was the Bucs' chief marketing officer the past two seasons, is now in the same role for the NHL's expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who begin play next season.

Contact Greg Auman at gauman@tampabay.com and (813) 310-2690. Follow @gregauman.

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