Tuesday’s practice at One Buc, or the newly named AdventHealth Training Center, was like a regular season Friday practice. Short, with quick tempo, and wrapped up in under an hour and a half. With the abridged practice, came little new news, but the Bucs did welcome a 21-year NBA veteran who hails from Florida.

Daytona Beach’s Vince Carter dropped by practice and came out onto the practice fields just as the quarterbacks began warming up. Jameis Winston was the first to greet the eight-time NBA all-star who was the league’s 1999 Rookie of the Year and has played for eight different teams, recently signing with the Atlanta Hawks ealrier this month.

Carter spent five minutes for so throwing with the quarterbacks before watching the Bucs practice as they prepare for Thursday night’s final preseason game against the Jaguars.

Head coach Dirk Koetter talked about having Carter visit the team on Tuesday.

“I did get to talk to him. Pretty amazing. 21 years – he’s going on 21 years in the NBA which, wow!” Koetter said. “It’s a great lesson for our guys about a guy that takes care of himself and still looks like he’s 25. It was fun to talk to him and having him out here. I know the guys really enjoyed it.”

In other news, several Bucs will be fighting for roster spots on Thursday night as the team will have to get down to 53 men from 90 currently by Saturday afternoon. Koetter talked about reserve linebacker Riley Bullough who was in a boot the last two days.

“We’ll just have to see how things work out,” Koetter said. “Jason [Licht] is going to get the best 53 – try to get 10 back [on the practice squad]. I mean, Riley’s done a great job as long as he’s been here, but we’ll just have to see.”

 

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About the Author: Mark Cook

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 mark@pewterreport.com
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nitey
2 years ago

Riley in a boot? Sounds like he just made Cichy’s chances a bit better.

FLBoy84
2 years ago

How ’bout we just start calling it AHTC since it’s no longer One Buc?

Schwifty9
2 years ago

Riley had no shot of making the roster as it was. I like the but he don’t have the talent necessary to ever be anything more than a bubble player.

Literally the only reason anyone knows who he is, is because of Hard Knocks.

Schwifty9
Reply to  Schwifty9
2 years ago

I like the *guy* but… LOL

Redtop5588
2 years ago

He’s been the back up MLB all offseason an he was even running with the 1st team at Strong side LB I don’t think he’s a bubble he has real shot of making team idk know with the injury hope it’s not serious

Dman
2 years ago

Hey guys, it’s One Buc Place – period.

SenileSenior
2 years ago

You might hear or see somewhere a refernece to AHTC at One Buc Place from time to time.

Buc 1976
2 years ago

IMO cut Bond he has been hurt every year. Riley B. may not be great but he does not miss tackles.

fanofdabucs
2 years ago

Schwifty9 is actually spot on. Joe Dirt has been awful this preaseason, which is unfortunate because I really started liking the guy as a person and player last year.

The injury just makes their decision easier. I find it laughable everyone gives his comments a “thumbs down”.

BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

Riley is solid back up linebacker, he should make this team, if cut he will land somewhere else and come back to haunt Bucs.
I like his style.