July 28, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Dallas Clark (44) attempts to catch the ball as linebacker Adam Hayward (57) defends during training camp at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Here are your notes for today's training camp practice for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- A few minor injuries: Mark Barron with a minor toe issue and Ronde Barber with age have missed practice time the past two days, but both were active in some drills today. Eric Wright had to leave early with some tightness in the back, while Michael Bennett hasn't practiced the past few days because of an undisclosed illness. Amobi Okoye got some rest for his scoped knee, but was back at practice today.
- Stephen Holder notes that the Bucs are optimistic about Donald Penn's return. Thankfully.
- Blount dropped two consecutive passes in open drills, per Roy Cummings. Despite that, What The Buc's D.R. Hamilton notes that Doug Martin was running with the second team for at least a portion of practice.
- Anthony Gaitor picked off Josh Freeman, continuing a strong training camp per Roy Cummings.
- Cummings also noted that Quincy Black got some time as a pass-rushing defensive end in 11-on-11s.
- With Barron and Barber held out of 11-on-11s, Larry Asante and Ahmad Black were running with the first team, leaving Cody Grimm with the backups per Roy Cummings.
- The team ran punt block drills per Roy Cummings, teaching players what to do after a blocked punt. Grimm did get a punt block, says Roy Cummings, though JoeBucsFan noted Asante got some 'huge props' too.
- JoeBucsFan thought the practice looked very sluggish, and they thought the receivers outplayed the defensive backs today.
- Dallas Clark had a 64-yard catch-and-run to end the two-minute drill, per Roy Cummings, though the Bucs' twitter feed noted it was actually a four-minute drill and Clark ran some extra time off the clock at the goal line.
- Myron Lewis had a massive hit on running back D'Anthony Curtis, says the Bucs' twitter feed. Lewis has had an up-and-down camp judging by reports, still struggling with technique but flashing talent.