The injury bug has bitten the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who took the practice field at One Buccaneer Place for their third day of training camp workouts on Monday morning.
Bucs wide receiver Antonio Bryant (knee), tight end Kellen Winslow (ankle), linebacker Angelo Crowell (hamstring) and WR Joe Filani (hamstring) were each sidelined for Monday morning’s practice.
Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris, who has been running a physical training camp, having the players sport pads for each practice, said each player’s injury is considered mild in nature. The injured Bucs players are listed as day-to-day.
Bryant was Tampa Bay’s leading receiver last year and was rewarded with the franchise tag this offseason, which raised his base salary to $9.8 million.
Winslow, who has a history of injuries from his playing days with the Browns, was acquired by Tampa Bay in a trade with Cleveland in February. The former Pro Bowl player was awarded with a new six-year, $36 million contract during the offseason.
Crowell has been working his way back from a knee injury that ended his 2008 season prematurely. His absence has allowed second-year LB Geno Hayes to receive more reps in practice.