The wait is over.

Football is officially back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who begin reporting to Celebration Hotel for the start of training camp on Friday.

Tampa Bay spent Thursday negotiating with the agents for the team's three unsigned draft picks, cornerback Aqib Talib (first round), wide receiver Dexter Jackson (second round) and quarterback Josh Johnson (fifth round). It is unclear whether deals for those three players will be completed by the time the Bucs begin checking in at Celebration Hotel around noon on Friday.

The defending NFC South division champions will hold their first training camp practice at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Saturday morning. The Bucs are scheduled to conclude training camp on Aug. 14.

This is the seventh straight year the Bucs are staying at Celebration Hotel for training camp conducting training camp practices at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex.

Training camp practices are free and open to the public, although parts of some of the team's afternoon practices will be closed due to obsructed viewing. See Tampa Bay's training camp schedule below for more details.

Two different parking options are available to Bucs fans this year. General parking is free, but this year Disney's Wide World of Sports complex is offering a preferred parking option, which requires a $5, but allows fans to park closer to the complex.

Bucs fans wishing to spend the night in the Orlando area while attending a Bucs practice(s) are encouraged to stay at the Galleria Palms Hotel and Suites, which is the official training camp headquarters for Pewter Report and is offering Bucs fans a 10% discount on of their training camp stay.

Tampa Bay's first preseason game of the year will be held in Miami against the Dolphins on Aug. 9. 

Check back with PewterReport.com several times per day for breaking Bucs news and daily reports and analysis from Disney's Wide World of Sports complex.

BUCS 2008 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 26
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
2:45 – 4:55 pm.

Sunday, July 27
8:30 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (outdoors)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (inside tent/closed)

Monday, July 28
8:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (outdoors)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (inside tent/closed)

Tuesday, July 28
8:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. (ST)

Wednesday, July 30
8:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (outdoors)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (inside tent/closed)

Thursday, July 31
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. (WT)*

Friday, August 1
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. (ST)

Saturday, August 2
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, August 3
8:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (outdoors)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (inside tent/closed)

Monday, August 4
8:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m
2:45 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. (WT)*

Tuesday, August 5
8:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 6
8:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 7
9:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. (ST)
7:30 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.

Friday, August 8
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (WT)

Saturday, August 9
Tampa Bay at Miami – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 10
None

Monday, August 11
2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, August 12
8:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 13
8:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 14
8:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Key
ST – Special teams-only practice. Fans should be aware that some players do not attend these practices.
WT – Walk-through. These are very brief and are run at half-speed.
* – Practice may be moved into a tent, where it will be closed to the public.

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