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5 Storylines to Follow During Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ OTAs

5 Storylines to Follow During Tampa Bay Buccaneers' OTAs

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After a big draft day and a nice little dip into the free agent market, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to be all in for 2014. Organized team activities are kicking off, which is a great way to catch a glimpse of what your team has in store for the future. With that in mind, let's take a look at five storylines to follow during the Bucs' OTAs.

Can the Receivers Get Healthy?

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Can the Receivers Get Healthy?

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Kim Klement- USA Today Sports

Both Vincent Jackson and rookie Mike Evans are sidelined in OTAs with hamstring injuries at the moment. They were said not to be too serious, but this will be something to monitor over the next few days. It will be important to have both of them participate in as many activities as possible; this is the time to form a good chemistry with new teammates.

Is it Chris Owusu's Time to Shine?

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Kim Klement- USA Today Sports

Is it Chris Owusu's Time to Shine?

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Kim Klement- USA Today Sports

Lovie Smith stated that he is happy with Owusu's performance in workouts and OTAs and that he is one of the standouts at receiver. The 2012 UDFA has not seen much playing time during his short-lived career, but with the hamstring injuries to Jackson and Evans, this is Owusu's time to shine. His performance should be watched closely as the weeks progress.

Does Carl Nicks Really Care?

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Does Carl Nicks Really Care?

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Kim Klement- USA Today Sports

Carl Nicks has been a no-show so far at OTAs, which is not a good way to model himself for his new head coach. The Bucs have been lacking at the guard position as of late. Nicks headed to Tampa after a stellar campaign with the New Orleans Saints. Since his arrival, he has never been the same. It seems like as soon as he got that big contract, the laziness kicked in.

Will Alterraun Verner Make Up for Darrelle Revis?

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Will Alterraun Verner Make Up for Darrelle Revis?

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The Buccaneers parted ways with shutdown corner Darrelle Revis over the offseason. However, they were able to scoop up another Pro-Bowl defensive back to take over the No. 1 spot on the depth chart. Alterraun Verner should have no problem picking up the slack, so keep a lookout for him to excel. Revis may not have completely dominated in Tampa like he did in New York, but those are still some mighty big shoes to fill.

Will Mike Glennon Prove Himself as the Future?

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Will Mike Glennon Prove Himself as the Future?

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Derick E. Hingle- USA Today Sports

There were rumors before the draft that the Bucs were looking to shop QB Mike Glennon. Rumor is the key word, because now, the team is saying that their second-year gun slinger is the future of the organization. He had a nice year in 2013 after starting 13 games in place of Josh Freeman. Keep an eye on Glennon's performance throughout OTAs and training camp to see if he really is what Tampa Bay ordered.