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Buccaneers To Line Receiver Sammie Stroughter Up In Slot

Despite being just 5’10" and only 180 pounds, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play to deploy wide receiver Sammie Stroughter in the slot this coming season. Head coach Raheem Morris has stated that Stroughter is the most likely candidate to be named the No. 2 receiver opposite Mike Williams, but Morris feels like Stroughter is well suited to do work over the middle of the field:

“Inside that slot, it takes a little bit of a different man,” Morris said. “It takes a guy with a big heart to go in there and who is not afraid.”

Stroughter, a seventh-round pick in 2009, also has potential to be a dynamic kick returner. He averaged 29.5 yards on 11 kickoffs last season. But if Stroughter starts at receiver, he might return punts and kicks only in certain situations to take some wear and tear off of his smaller frame.

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