5 Buccaneers facing crucial 2023 training camp

When the Bucs kick off training camp a little later this summer, some players will need to show up more than others
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We are now in the section of the offseason I like to call, "No Man's Land." Late June and most of July are the gloomy months of the NFL offseason, and for Bucs fans, training camp can't get here soon enough.

With plenty of new faces, and some at key positions, the Bucs have many questions to answer during their impending camp practices.

Fans want to know, will quarterback be solidified, or will we see a controversy at some point? Other positions feature some intriguing names to watch this summer, and for various reasons.

Five Bucs, in particular, are facing a crucial stretch coming up during training camp. Let's tackle them here.

Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB

The Bucs are officially in the post-Leonard Fournette era now, as they turn to Rachaad White as the primary back. With White taking over, the Bucs will also use veteran Chase Edmonds behind him to ensure they allow White fresh legs.

It'll be White and Edmonds as the team's primary backs in 2023, but what about 2020 third-round pick Ke'Shawn Vaughn? It seems Vaughn has now become the forgotten man, after once being looked at as a guy who could sneakily take over a heavier workload.

Now in the final year of his contract, Vaughn is a player the Bucs could cut if they wanted to, and his release would hardly hit the cap. Behind him, Vaughn has veteran Patrick Laird and a couple of undrafted rookies in Sean Tucker and Ronnie Brown.

Tucker should be a real threat to move his way up the depth chart, so Vaughn has to be careful and leave everything out on the field this summer.