Rookies Appear to Have Locked Up Roster Spots

Some rookies shined in Thursday night's win over the Dolphins, but was it enough to earn a roster spot?

It was the final attempt for several Buccaneers to impress their coaches. While many faltered, two stood out with their hands and leg.

Rookies Adam Humphries and Kyle Brindza made names for themselves Thursday night against Miami.

Humphries, an undrafted free agent receiver out of Clemson, made a case for being a part of Tampa Bay's group or wideouts. The former Tiger finished with four receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. While he didn't display an impressive ability to return kicks, Humphries showed great ability catching the football.

Brindza, who was acquired this week after Tampa Bay traded tight end Tim Wright to Detroit, was impressive kicking the football. After booting the ball out of the end zone on the opening kickoff, the rookie out of Notre Dame kicked two field goals from 50-plus yards out. His first one -- a 57-yard attempt -- was right down the center of the goal posts against the wind. Both his attempts could have been longer as his leg strength showed on both kicks.

There were several other players on the bubble Thursday evening, but both Humphries and Brindza appear to have locked up roster spots. Or at least they should have.


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