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Boise State’s Sperbeck, Moxey stand out at Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie minicamp

Cornerback Jonathan Moxey (41) makes a play on the ball as receiver Thomas Sperbeck tries to make the catch in a rookie minicamp practice Friday in Tampa, Fla. Both Buccaneers are former Boise State players.
Cornerback Jonathan Moxey (41) makes a play on the ball as receiver Thomas Sperbeck tries to make the catch in a rookie minicamp practice Friday in Tampa, Fla. Both Buccaneers are former Boise State players.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter recently said “we got a little Boise State ‘Deep South’ working here” on KTIK 93.1 FM. For the time being, the Bucs have Koetter, the Broncos’ head coach from 1998-2000, former cornerback Antwon Murray in the scouting department and former Boise State players Doug Martin, Jeremy McNichols, Thomas Sperbeck and Jonathan Moxey on the roster.

The last three were on hand over the weekend in Tampa Bay’s rookie minicamp, their first time in uniform. McNichols did not participate as he recovers from the surgery he had to repair a torn labrum in March, but did speak with the media afterward.

Sperbeck and Moxey were full participants after being signed as undrafted free agents April 29. Sperbeck is part of a deep receiver group with the Buccaneers, but “seemed to catch everything,” according to Pewter Report.

Moxey “looked like one of the best defensive backs (if not the best one) in the position group on Saturday,” per Pewter Report. He also has worked as a punt returner.

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Sperbeck wore No. 83 for the Bucs, and Moxey sported No. 41. McNichols is No. 33. Linebacker Tanner Vallejo, drafted by the Bills in the sixth round, will wear No. 51. Defensive end Sam McCaskill, an undrafted free agent signed by the Vikings, will sport No. 66, and offensive lineman Travis Averill, a UDFA signed by the Falcons, will don No. 61.

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