Buccaneers rookie defensive lineman Charles Bennett will miss a significant amount of training camp with a hamstring injury. In other injury-related news, Bucs quarterback Jay Fiedler is on the mend and could come off of the physically unable to perform list soon. Plus, Tampa Bay held its first special teams practice on Monday afternoon, and defensive end Simeon Rice offers up some classic answers to the media's questions.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a two-hour practice in full pads on Monday morning, and Pewter Report has filed this article full of expert analysis and observations from Bucs training camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista. Which players looked good? Which ones didn't? Read this article to find out.
How did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fare in the afternoon practice after sporting full pads for their morning workout at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista? How did the players fare in extremely hot and humid conditions? Pewter Report provides expert analysis and observations from Sunday afternoon's training camp practice.
The Bucs have taken another step closer to getting their entire 2006 draft class under contract before the team reports to training camp on July 27. On Tuesday, the Bucs signed seventh-round pick, defensive lineman Charles Bennett. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In addition to that move, Tampa Bay also re-signed running back Earnest Graham, who was an exclusive rights free agent. In order to make room for Bennett and Graham on their offseason roster, the Bucs released wide receiver Larry Brackins and tackle Todd Williams. In other news, Bucs general manager Bruce Allen spent Tuesday meeting with the agents for first-round pick Davin Joseph and second-rounder Jeremy Trueblood in St. Louis.
The Buccaneers are just a few days away from reporting to Celebration Hotel for training camp, and they appear to be closing in on signing their two top draft picks - first-round guard Davin Joseph and second-round tackle Jeremy Trueblood. The Bucs are scheduled to meet with Joseph's agent, Ben Dogra, in St. Louis and speak with Trueblood's agent, Tom Condon, on Tuesday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers inked another 2006 draft pick to a contract Monday, signing sixth-round quarterback Bruce Gradkowski to a deal. Terms were not disclosed. Gradkowski, who played collegiatley at Toledo, holds the Division I-A all-time record for completion percentage. The Bucs plan to sign their remaining draft picks before they report to training camp on July 27.
Tampa Bay is interested in signing former New Orleans safety Dwight Smith, who played for the Bucs from 2001-04, but the Pewter Pirates aren't the only team in the mix. Sources tell PewterReport.com that the Minnesota Vikings are also interested in the talented and versatile defensive back. Read this PewterReport.com story for more information.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made several roster moves Friday, signing draft picks Julian Jenkins and Justin Phinisee to contracts, and releasing rookies Andre Hall and Jahmile Addae. The Bucs have three of their 10 draft picks under contract and are expected to sign the rest of their rookies before the team reports to training camp on July 27.
Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to give cornerback Ronde Barber the contract he feels he deserves? Should the Bucs extend Barber's deal now or wait until the 2007 offseason? Pewter Report's Jim Flynn uses this installment of Flynn's Focus to sound off on Barber's contract situation with the Bucs.