WATCH: Antoine Winfield Jr. grabs sweet INT during Bucs practice

Watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. make a big play during Sunday’s training camp practice

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping their defense can come away with more turnovers this season, and if the early returns in this year’s training camp is any indication, those big plays are coming.

During Sunday’s practice, Pro Bowl safety Antoine Winfield Jr. showed off his impressive range and ball skills, grabbing a sweet interception off backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

Winfield has already established himself as one of the most versatile and dynamic safeties in the NFL, and his third season could see him break out even more.

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WATCH: Tom Brady hits Jaelon Darden for toe-tapping sideline grab

Watch Tom Brady deliver a perfect throw, and Jaelon Darden make an acrobatic catch, during Saturday’s Bucs training camp practice

Tom Brady returned to practice Saturday after a few days off, and his arm strength obviously isn’t any different at 45 years old.

Just a couple of days after his birthday, Brady showed off the cannon Saturday with a deep out to Jaelon Darden, who made the grab with a toe-tapping effort on the sidelines for a big gain.

Brady looks to be throwing the ball with as much zip as he’s ever had, while Darden continues to have a strong training camp while battling for a roster spot with a handful of other hopefuls at wide receiver.

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WATCH: Kyle Rudolph stretches out for TD catch during Bucs practice

Watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kyle Rudolph reel in a touchdown catch during Wednesday’s training camp practice

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers know there’s no way to truly replace a legend like Rob Gronkowski, but they’re hoping veteran Kyle Rudolph can at least come somewhere close.

Rudolph showed off his red-zone skills during Wednesday’s training camp practice, stretching out to snag a touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert.

Rudolph will team up with fellow veteran Cameron Brate, as well as rookie fourth-round pick Cade Otton, to try and help fill the massive void left behind by Gronk’s retirement.

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WATCH: Blaine Gabbert hits Tyler Johnson for back-shoulder TD

Watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Blaine Gabbert find wide receiver Tyler Johnson for a touchdown during Tuesday’s practice

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are loaded with talented wide receivers, and won’t have enough spots on the final roster for all of them.

That’s led to a tight battle in training camp so far, and third-year pass-catcher Tyler Johnson is making the most of his opportunities to shine.

Watch the video above to see Johnson come down with a sweet touchdown catch on a perfect back-shoulder throw from Blaine Gabbert during Tuesday’s practice.

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Watch: Baker Mayfield, Robbie Anderson connect for beautiful TD bomb

Like Panthers WR Robbie Anderson said, there’s no issue between him and Baker Mayfield—who he connected with for a bomb of a TD catch on Tuesday.

Just a few months ago, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robbie Anderson apparently wanted nothing to do with then Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. But now, he’s making some early training camp magic with one of his newest teammates.

During the team’s 11-on-11 drills from Tuesday afternoon, Mayfield and Anderson teamed up for a bomb of a touchdown. The incredible dime, which may very well be the best play in Spartanburg thus far, appeared to drop in at anywhere from 50 to 60 yards downfield.

Even before the Panthers acquired Mayfield from the Browns, Anderson cleared up his past social media rejections of the former No. 1 overall pick—stating he was simply showing support for Sam Darnold.

“Just tryna to be a good teammate to my quarterback,” he stated back in mandatory minicamp. “That’s it. Just tryna defend the guy who is my quarterback, in that sense.”

He’d then readdress the topic, adding as recently as Friday that it’s all “water under the bridge.”

Well, perhaps he wasn’t lying.

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WATCH: Tom Brady hits diving Scotty Miller with perfect deep ball in practice

Watch Tom Brady deliver a beautiful deep throw to a diving Scotty Miller during Monday’s training camp practice

If you’re a Green Bay Packers fan, you might want to look away.

The Cheesehead faithful are all too aware of what can happen when Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller gets behind the defense.

Just like the dagger he caught just before halftime in the NFC title game two years ago, Miller made another diving catch down the field during Monday’s training camp practice, hauling in a perfect throw from Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.

Miller’s entrenched in a tight battle for one of the final receiver spots on Tampa Bay’s initial 53-man active roster, but plays like this should ensure he makes the cut.

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WATCH: Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong dominates vs. Illinois

Watch Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong’s impressive performance from last season against Illinois

College production doesn’t always equal pro success, especially for quarterbacks, but it certainly doesn’t hurt when a passer can demonstrate a consistent ability to put up huge numbers against Power 5 competition.

That’s what Virginia’s Brennan Armstrong did throughout the 2021 season, and why he’ll be one of the more intriguing quarterback prospects in the 2023 NFL draft class.

One of Armstrong’s many impressive performances from last year came against Illinois, when he threw for over 400 yards and five touchdowns in a blowout win for the Cavaliers.

Check out all the best highlights from Armstrong’s dominant outing against their Big Ten opponent last year:

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WATCH: Notre Dame TE Michael Mayer shines vs. Florida State

Watch the best plays from Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer’s impressive performance against Florida State last season

The No. 1 spot in the tight end class for the 2023 NFL draft appears to be already locked up, with Notre Dame’s Michael Mayer being the consensus favorite at the position.

Mayer has a well-rounded skill set that he put on full display last year against Florida State, showing off his ability to make big plays down the field in the passing game, as well as his willingness to mix it up as a blocker in the run game.

Watch the video above to see all of Mayer’s best plays from his impressive performance against FSU in 2021.

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Watch: Jameis Winston finds Chris Olave for 60-yard TD at Saints camp

Watch: Jameis Winston finds Chris Olave for a 60-yard TD pass at Saints training camp practice

That’s what we like to see. Jameis Winston bounced back well from a pair of interceptions to open Saturday’s practice session at New Orleans Saints training camp, ending the day on a high note by connecting with rookie wideout Chris Olave on a 60-yard touchdown pass.

We were fortunate to get a couple of different angles on the play of the day, but the best look may come from the official Saints Twitter account themselves. It’s tough to assign blame on the big play to anyone in particular on defense, but from what we can see it looks like Marshon Lattimore was initially lined up against Olave before passing him off to the safety help behind him.

But there wasn’t a safety waiting back deep — P.J. Williams came down instead to meet Lattimore at the sideline, leaving Olave uncovered as he ran further downfield. Winston saw it unfold and stepped up in the pocket to launch a high-arcing pass into the rookie’s hands for six points to a round of applause from the fans in attendance.

It was a great rebound to an ugly start, with defensive backs C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Bradley Roby both notching takeaways to open the team period. Saints coach Dennis Allen credited Winston for the upswing in his post-practice media availability session.

“I thought he responded the next two plays,” Allen told WWL’s Jeff Nowak. “And I told him that out on the field: that’s what you have to be able to do. This game’s not a perfect game played by perfect people, and there’s gonna be mistakes that are made, and how do you respond to them? I thought he did a nice job of responding to them.”

This big play is encouraging to see from Olave, too. It’s a good reminder that he adds a new element to the offense and shouldn’t be lost in the shuffle with Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry added to the mix. There are high expectations for the first round pick and he’s responding accordingly. Impressive moments like these will go a long way towards building confidence in his quarterback, and that bodes well for their future together. The Saints are off on Sunday, but they’ll return to work in their first padded practice on Monday. Let’s see if Olave can keep up this momentum.

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Highlights from Saints training camp’s first practice open to fans

Check the highlights from the first practice open to fans at New Orleans Saints training camp:

Fans were welcomed to the Ochsner Sports Performance Center for the first time in New Orleans Saints training camp, giving them a great opportunity to see the 2022 Saints team — and finally opening the door for live practice highlights to be shared on social media.

Here’s everything you need to see from Saturday’s practice session: