Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp Update: Day Two
Day Two of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp has just wrapped up. It was significantly cooler on Saturday, and weather didn’t seem to be too much of a factor.
The Buccaneers haven’t escaped these first two days of camp completely without injuries. E.J. Biggers left on Friday with an apparent leg injury. Today, head coach Greg Schiano confirmed that it’s a foot problem, and I’ve learned that Biggers, in fact, has a broken bone in his right foot. Of course, Schiano declined to say which foot, but it appears that Biggers injured his right foot.
Also hurt yesterday was wide receiver Arrelious Benn. Again, Schiano didn’t give much information, but he did say that Benn has a knee injury. I was able to confirm that Benn has a sprained MCL in his knee. Benn didn’t play particularly well on Friday, and he now could miss up to four weeks.
Mike Williams was carted off the field late in Saturday’s practice, but Schiano said that it was just a heat related issue, probably cramps. Williams has been the number two receiver so far in camp, and looks to be learning under the tutelage of Vincent Jackson.
Cornerback Eric Wright also appeared to be hurt after he limped off the field. Wright looked to have hurt his leg while defending a pass.
Things to look for:
There is a very interesting wide receiver battle brewing in camp. Ed Gant, who was cut last season, continues to improve and show that he’s capable of making the final roster. Along with Gant, Tiquan Underwood, previously of the New England Patriots, is showing signs of improvement as well. Underwood and Gant have been the two most impressive receivers besides Jackson.
Practice continues to be up-tempo under Schiano and his staff. The players seem to be adapting, and it didn’t look like many players had heat related issues on Saturday.
These are important tidbits from the second day of Buccaneers camp. On Sunday, the players will be in full pads, and it will be interesting to see who sticks out.
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