The much-anticipated debut of Bucs first round pick Joe Tryon is going to be delayed awhile longer. Bucs head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that Tryon sat out Friday’s rookie mini-camp practice because he has not yet passed his physical.
“He still hasn’t passed his physical,” Arians said. “He had a slight scope and he’s real close, but we’re not going to take any chances.”
Arians later added that the scope occurred a few weeks ago on Tryon’s knee. The injury is not expected to keep the Washington edge rusher sidelined for long.
“We’re gonna take it slow,” Arians said. “He’ll be ready for mandatory mini-camp for sure, maybe sooner.”
The 32nd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Tryon opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID concerns. It has been a long time since Tryon has seen live action on a football field, but Arians expressed optimism that the rookie will return in time for mandatory mini-camp June 7-June 9. Tryon worked out with a trainer on the side during Friday’s practice, but didn’t participate in drills.
Arians says that they won’t rush getting him back.
Bucs rookie mini-camp practice continues on Saturday afternoon at 1:20 pm. Tampa Bay recently released a list of 26 players who will attend the two days of rookie mini-camp, including five veteran players on tryouts. Former Bucs WR Amara Darboh is one of the older players trying to earn a spot on an NFL roster once again.
Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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