6 winners (and 4 losers) for Buccaneers in preseason win over Jets

Which Buccaneers stood out in the win over the Jets, and who might have hurt their chances of earning a roster spot?

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Winner: Dee Delaney

While Trey Palmer was a human highlight reel on offense, and Kyle Trask earned some major points with his performance, the best night was arguably had by someone on the defensive side of the ball.

Dee Delaney is battling for a the third cornerback role alongside Jamel Dean and Carlton Davis III, and he made quite the case for himself on Saturday. Twice Delaney was involved in a turnover, although one of them was negated by a penalty committed by someone else.

His first interception of the night is a highlight up there with Palmer’s touchdown catch.

Delaney scooped up a tipped pass and managed to keep it from hitting the ground. It was such a magic trick that officials initially ruled it an incomplete pass, but upon further review reversed the call and credited the Bucs cornerback with an interception.

He also finished the night second in tackles, recording five solo and totaling seven altogether.

Basically, no matter where you looked on defense on Saturday night Delaney was somewhere making an impact. He already looked to be the leader for the nickel corner role, and his performance against the Jets might shore up his case as Todd Bowles CB3 this season.