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Noah Spence cracks lineup, Brent Grimes gets first INT of Bucs camp

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their second training camp practice Friday. While the pads won't come on for another two days, there were a couple standout plays on defense and some noticeable lineup changes since minicamp.

Cornerback Brent Grimes nabbed the first interception of camp. It came on a Jameis Winston pass intended for Donteea Dye in the corner of the end zone. Grimes’ vertical leap was really impressive, especially for a player who is, at best, 5-foot-10.

“That was a nice play by Brent,” said Bucs coach Dirk Koetter. “That wasn’t a great decision by Jameis, unfortunately. That was actually probably Jameis’ first bad decision in two days, but we’ve been getting after Grimes with some double moves, but he got us on that one.”

Up front, rookie defensive end Noah Spence has managed to crack the startling lineup on the right side, so perhaps those offseason workouts with Gerald McCoy and two-a-day practices have paid off. Koetter said he believes Spence will show up even more when the pads come on Sunday.

"We’re quick-whistling everything right now," Koetter said. "If you ask any of our O-lineman, that guy’s lightning off the edge, so [we're] excited to see that guy in pads."

The Bucs have used several defensive line combinations. For the first-team defense, they had Spence lining up on the right with Jacquies Smith -- whose offseason shoulder injury has healed -- on the left and Clinton McDonald and McCoy on the inside. McDonald put a nice inside spin move on center Joe Hawley on one play.

On another combination, the Bucs had Robert Ayers lined up on the inside next to McCoy.

Another first-team defensive line combination featured McDonald and McCoy on the inside, with Ayers coming from the right and William Gholston lining up on the left. Gholston, Ayers and Kourtnei Brown have all lined up inside.

Another highlight of practice was a big pass breakup by backup safety Keith Tandy off Mike Glennon on a pass intended for Adam Humphries.

“We [were] playing cover-3,” Tandy said. “I was going to the middle of the field and it was a bootleg and the receiver on the sideline, he ran a double move. Glennon threw the ball probably 60 yards downfield, so I came from like outside the right hash, got over there, got a hand on the ball and knocked it down.”

It certainly caught the attention of Koetter, who called it the “play of the day.”

“That ball was about 50 yards down the field,” Koetter said after practice. “For Tandy to show his range like that, that’s unusual that an NFL safety will overlap and make that play, so that was a really nice play.”

Linebacker Cassanova McKinzy was getting some reps with the first-team defense when Daryl Smith came off the field.

Rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves continues to line up mostly with the second-team defense, as he did during minicamp, on the outside opposite Johnthan Banks. He's also lining up with the first-team in nickel.

Offensive tackle Kevin Pamphile continues to line up in the starting left guard spot in J.R. Sweezy’s absence, just as he did during the offseason, with Ali Marpet on the right.