While Bucs rookie WR Mike Williams has drawn positive reviews throughout training camp and preseason, the competition to start opposite him is still very much undecided.
The leader in the clubhouse and listed first on the depth chart is Maurice Stovall, who hasn’t played since injuring his left ankle in the preseason opener. That left the door wide open, and Bucs coach Raheem Morris hinted this week that Sammie Stroughter is next in line. Stroughter, in fact, will start opposite Williams in Saturday’s third preseason game against the Jaguars, according to The Tampa Tribune.
“Last week, Reggie (Brown) got his opportunity,” said Morris. “Sammie has earned the right to go out there and put up a fight and we’ll have to go Sammie Stroughter out there this weekend. The competition is still very alive.”
Other candidates for the Bucs’ final starting wideout spot include Brown (who was acquired in a trade), rookie Arrelious Benn and holdover Michael Clayton as the most likely candidates.