PewterReport.com will offer a daily recap encompassing all that took place during the course of each 2016 training camp practice. Each day PewterReport.com will detail conditions, injuries, transactions, news and notes while also having a ‘Quote of the Day’ from a player and head coach Dirk Koetter. Of course, we will also post multiple full-length articles and daily blogs to go along with the ‘News to Know’ feature. Come back throughout the day for the best Bucs training camp coverage. CONDITIONS After a soggy Monday that forced the Bucs to bus over to Tropicana Field for practice on Monday, Tampa Bay moved their practice time up by 30 minutes to avoid more potential weather issues. The rain held off for the most part, with just occasional sprinkles. The best part was the cloud cover that kept temperatures in the 80’s throughout practice. INJURIES There were no major injuries reported on Tuesday. Caleb Benenoch (leg), Charles Sims (ankle) and Louis Murphy (knee) were all observers on Tuesday. While Sims sat our practice on Tuesday, the injury looks minor, as PewterReport.com observed Sims walking off the field following practice without any obvious problems or even tape on the ankle. J.R. Sweezy (back) was in California visiting a doctor according to head coach Dirk Koetter following Tuesday’s practice. TRANSACTIONS To fill the roster spot opened with defensive lineman George Johnson being put on injured reserve, the Buccaneers announced on Monday that the team has signed offensive lineman Kelvin Palmer. Palmer (6-4, 290) originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2014. He spent the 2014 offseason and preseason with Arizona and spent most of the 2014 season on the Cardinals’ practice squad. The Baylor product was waived by Arizona during the 2015 offseason and spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2015 season, although he did not see any playing time during the season. He was waived by Pittsburgh this past offseason. The Dallas, Texas native will wear No. 70 for the Buccaneers. PEWTERREPORT.COM’S BUCS PRACTICE NOTES • CB Josh Robinson had 2 interceptions on the day and should have had three on day but he dropped one in red zone drills. Robinson stepped in front of a Mike Glennon, first then was on the receiving end of a gift from Ryan Griffin. Robinson is fighting to be the backup to Alterraun Verner on the right side. Even though he had a great day its still Verner’s job but this is a good sign, as it means the Buccaneers appear to have some solid depth in the secondary.
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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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