Bucs 2022 Camp Preview: Special Teams

Bucs coaching camp is drawing close to and it’s time to preview the Bucs roster place by place. Pewter Report will break down and look at every roster spot, the gamers on the depth chart and preview the outlook for the 2022 season.

Right now, we’re closing out the Bucs 2022 Camp Preview collection with a have a look at the particular groups unit.

Particular Groups

The Bucs shook up their particular groups room this offseason once they drafted punter Jake Camarda within the fourth spherical of the 2022 Draft. That signaled the tip for incumbent punter Bradley Pinion, whose three-year tenure with the Bucs got here to an official finish over the summer season. That transfer opened up $2 million in cap room for Tampa Bay.

Kicker Ryan Succop, who is because of make $2.5 million this yr, can be in a fierce competitors with Jose Borregales throughout coaching camp. Sterling Hofrichter will present a semblance of competitors for Camarda, however is probably going the primary participant waived if the Bucs want a roster spot. In the meantime, Zach Triner gives a gradual presence at lengthy snapper.

Bucs Okay Ryan Succop – Picture by: USA Right now

Okay Ryan Succop

Succop turned across the Bucs’ kicking woes when he joined the group in 2020. It meant shifting on from 2019 fifth-round decide Matt Homosexual, however Succop supplied stability to a place that had been missing it for a while. Nevertheless, as constant as Succop has been, he’s restricted. Almost computerized from 39 yards or nearer, he doesn’t have the leg energy to make kicks longer than that vary anymore. Going into his third season with the group, he’ll must fend off Jose Borregales to maintain his job.

2021 Stats: 25-for-30 on area targets, 56-for-59 on PATs

Okay Jose Borregales

Borregales, who break up his faculty profession between Florida Worldwide and Miami, is firmly within the competitors for the kicking job. He was protected on the follow squad all of final season and has the vary the Bucs have missed with Succop. Nevertheless, he might want to present he will be constant from all ranges to beat Succop for the job. Preseason can be an enormous check for the previous Lou Groza Winner, who has but to kick in an NFL recreation.

2021 Stats: N/A

P Jake Camarda

Georgia P Jake Camarda

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The Bucs are banking on Camarda to be as efficient as he was in faculty in his rookie season. A 3-phase participant, the previous Georgia Bulldog will deal with kickoffs and holding duties along with his punting duties. Over his 4 seasons at Georgia, Camarda completed with a forty five.6 yards per punt common. He solely had six punts go for touchbacks throughout his senior season. In the meantime, 17 of his punts pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line and 18 went for over 50 yards.

P Sterling Hofrichter

Signed when Pinion missed time as a result of harm, Hofrichter entered the league with the Falcons in 2020. In two video games with the Bucs final yr, he punted six occasions for an abysmal 37.8 yards per punt. He additionally delivered simply six touchbacks on kickoffs in his 14 makes an attempt (42.9%). He’ll present a layer of competitors for Camarda, however might be one of many first roster casualties if the group wants so as to add to a different place throughout camp.

LS Zach Triner

Relating to lengthy snappers, Triner has been as constant and as robust as they arrive. Getting into his fourth season with the group, Triner missed eight video games final yr after tearing a tendon in his finger Week 1. Regardless of the harm, he performed by way of the ache and delivered an ideal snap to Succop for the game-winning kick. He was re-signed to a two-year deal this offseason and can present stability to a bunch that would have two new faces.