The Buccaneers are in New England for workouts with the Patriots this week. What was the big news to come out of Tuesday's practice? What Bucs player was the best player on the field as described by a Patriots beat writer? Find out all that took place on Tuesday in the Bucs Camp News To Know.
Here is what you need to know about what happened in New England on Tuesday August 13:PRACTICE CONDITIONS
The Buccaneers traveled to Massachusetts late Monday for three days of joint workouts with the New England Patriots. The Buccaneers left Tampa with temperatures in the 90’s and landed in Boston with temperatures in the 60’s. Tuesday the high was 73 degrees. Due to weather concerns, the afternoon practice was moved to the morning. Doug Kyed from NESN noted "the weather was less than ideal with a haze covering the sky and occasional rainfall."BUCS INJURIES
• Kicker Lawrence Tynes, wide receiver Chris Owusu, and cornerback Danny Gorrer did not fly with the team to New England and will continue their rehab in Tampa this week.• TAMPA BAY’S ROSTER MOVES
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they waived offensive guard Howard Barbieri. Not replacement to fill out the roster spot was announced on Tuesday.THE BIG NEWS FROM NEW ENGLAND
• Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik spoke to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio on Tuesday and surprised many with his news about cornerback Darrelle Revis.
"You don't want to push," Dominik said, as reported by ESPN’s NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas. “You want to stick with your plan. But we may want to get him on the field Week 3 of the preseason, get a few series in, get it over with, get it out of his head, so that Week 1 in New York he's ready to go."
• The Buccaneers took the practice field on Tuesday morning and saw a couple familiar faces in former running back LeGarrette Blount and cornerback Aqib Talib.
Blount was traded last April to the Patriots on Day 3 of the NFL Draft and had a terrific debut in New England in his first preseason game in colors other than red and pewter. The former Duck had a highlight reel 51-yard TD run and finished the game with 101 yards rushing on 11 carries.
Talib was traded midseason last year after wearing out his welcome in Tampa Bay. Talib was suspended four games for testing positive for Adderall and the suspension was the final straw in a career that was marred with numerous issues since Talib was drafted in the first round back in 2008.
• Bucs Josh Freeman was on NBCSN on Monday and commented on fellow QB Mike Glennon, mentioning he isn’t threatened by the rookie’s presence.
“No, not really,” Freeman said. “He’s a great guy and no, like I said, Coach called me and kind of broke it down, the situation and why wouldn’t you want to have the best possible player behind you? And I think Mike is a tremendous competitor. I think he’s got a lot of talent, he’s a hard worker and he’s a guy that, I mean, we try to push each other every day and it’s been a great relationship and it’s not a deal where these guys don’t get along. . . . No. The pressure, like I said, it comes from within.”BUCS PLAYS OF THE DAY
Patriots beat writer Doug Kyed of NESN was impressed with Bucs wide receiver Vincent Jackson on Tuesday.“Vincent Jackson was far and away the best player on the field at Gillette Stadium. The Buccaneers wide receiver schooled the Patriots’ defensive backs in the New England-Tampa Bay joint practice. It didn’t matter if Aqib Talib was covering him or rookie Logan Ryan, Jackson was going to come down with the ball.”QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It’s real valuable. You’re talking about a first ballot Hall of Famer. To go out and play your craft against that is a good challenge. The good thing is that there isn’t a pass rush in a lot of those drills, so the ball is going to get thrown every time. You can really challenge the defensive backs, which is right up our alley right now.” – Schiano on Johnathan Banks and the secondary going up against Tom Brady in practice TuesdayTAMPA BAY’S NEXT PRACTICE
• Tampa Bay will have their next practice on Wednesday afternoon with the Patriots. On Thursday both teams will have walk-throughs and then will meet on Friday night. The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX at 8 p.m.
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