Every coach and player’s worst nightmare during practice is seeing the dreaded injury cart come on the field. On Wednesday, during the Bucs second day of mandatory mini-camp, that cart made its way across the field to tend to an injured Bucs player.
Safety Curtis Riley suffered an undisclosed lower body injury just two plays after picking off Tom Brady in the end zone. On the play he was injured on, Riley was attempting to defend a Brady to Rob Gronkowski pass in the end zone. It appeared Riley got tangled up with linebacker Kevin Minter and Gronkowski as they fell to the ground.
Riley went undrafted in 2015 following the end of his college career ended at Fresno State and he signed with the Tennessee Titans. After three seasons in Nashville, Riley joined the Giants one a one-year deal. Following one season in New York, Riley had stints with Oakland, Pittsburgh, Arizona and Minnesota before signing as a free agent with the Buccaneers last month.
In five seasons in the NFL, Riley has registered 123 tackles, eight pass breakups and five interceptions.
Head coach Bruce Arians didn’t give an injury update following practice. PewterReport.com will have more information as it becomes available.
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, the beach and family time.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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