"I'm just lifting weights, not running yet, but I might be able to start," Price said. "It just depends on how I feel."
Price's desire to get going could trump his rehabilitation, which is why he's trying to be cautious during a lockout in which he's not under the care of Tampa Bay's trainers and doctors. He is rehabilitating in Tampa, a decision he made on the day the lockout was lifted and players could have contact with team employees.
Price had left his native Los Angeles and met with team officials and coaches before the lockout was reinstated. He is working out at a facility that works in conjunction with the Bucs so his status can be monitored. During that fleeting moment Price was able to meet with the team, Tampa Bay drafted defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers to team with Price, a second-round pick last season, and fellow defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, the No. 3 overall pick in 2010.
"I'm excited about that," Price said of the players added to the defensive front. "I was so happy. They had plans to get them, and they were pumped up when they got them. So was I. We can get pressure on the inside and outside. We just need to get this lockout lifted so we can get together and get some chemistry."