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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Overheard: As Simeon Rice was putting Noah Spence through a drill, Spence quickly stepped with his right, then left foot, took one swipe and blew behind Rice. "Oh, damn!" Rice said. "That's good sh--. I didn't expect that. That's good sh--. That's a good change-up."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said cornerback Brent Grimes (shin) is "doubtful" for the third preseason game. "I think if there was a real game, there's no question he'd be out there," Koetter said. He did get some stitches removed yesterday, but not all of them, and he's going to start moving around this week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Best play of the day: Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander picked off Jameis Winston and returned it for a touchdown during a team period. The pass was intended for DeSean Jackson over the middle but Alexander leaped up to grab it. Alexander has been working hard on improving his coverage skills this year.

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Russell thrilled to work with Rice (0:37)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive end Ryan Russell was thrilled to work with Simeon Rice after practice. When he was with the Dallas Cowboys, Rod Marinelli would always show film of Rice. "You can see the love and the passion and how much he still loves the game. And I've seen him move. He could probably still get a couple sacks in the league."

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Spence picks up pointers from Rice (0:20)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive end Noah Spence on working with Simeon Rice: "He taught me things in five minutes that I'd never even heard of or thought to put into my game."

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive ends Noah Spence and Ryan Russell got a real treat today when Simeon Rice stopped by practice. He spent several minutes with them after giving them some pointers on how to rush the passer more effectively.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury report: Several Bucs aren't practicing today, including defensive back Josh Robinson (hamstring), offensive tackle Demar Dotson (groin), offensive tackle Caleb Benenoch, left guard Kevin Pamphile, Brent Grimes (shin).

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

#AirEvans...you can always count on Mike to dunk over the goal posts. This came on a strike from Jameis Winston over the middle.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have signed offensive tackle Austin Albrecht (Utah State) and cornerback Vernon Harris (UDFA with the Chiefs in 2016). They have waived (injured) cornerback Maurice Fleming and offensive tackle Cole Gardner.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter on Jameis Winston's ability to recover from mistakes: "He owns it...In the heat of the moment, when those plays are going on, Jameis feels like he can save the day, that he can turn it into a big play -- and he does that sometimes. Then there are times when like last night when he makes it worse. That's just a hard lesson to learn because he's done it successfully before. But he never takes it personally. Jameis is as coachable of a guy as I've been around."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that right tackle Demar Dotson is getting an MRI on his groin Saturday. If Dotson misses time, Caleb Benenoch would be considered as a replacement at right tackle, as would Kevin Pamphile, which would then move Evan Smith to left guard. All of their offensive linemen cross-train for this reason. Koetter said he feels a lot better about their depth inside versus outside.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston is showing significant improvement from last preseason to this year -- his completion percentage has jumped from 59 percent to over 71 percent. But there is one concern heading into this third preseason game...

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Bucs seeing everything they need from Martin (0:42)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Final score: Bucs 12, Jaguars 8. Bucs backups hold off a late surge by the Jags with Isaiah Johnson batting down a Hail Mary pass intended for Neal Sterling.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Folk has missed a 47-yard field goal, his second miss of the night. Keep in mind, Roberto Aguayo missed a FG and a PAT last week and he was gone the next day. Dirk Koetter said the team "needed to get behind Folk" but could Jason Licht's statement (made before Aguayo's cut), about the Bucs' kicker possibly not being on the current roster prove to be a premonition of sorts?

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.416th
Rushing Yards101.024th
Points For22.0Tied-18th
Points Against23.115th