Next week the Bucs' players will hold a three-day minicamp, starting on Tuesday. Pewter Report spoke to Josh Freeman about the details of the camp, which will take place at IMG Performance Institute in Bradenton. Josh Freeman will lead the workouts and has been putting together all the details. They will go from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, consisting of two on-field practices each day. The workouts will be closed to the public, sadly,
As for attendance, the defensive and offensive linemen are not expected to participate, as pad-less, helmet-less, coach-less practices are not of much use to those players. That's exactly why Jeff Faine said these workouts weren't useful to him or other linemen. Other defensive players will be in attendance, though, including Ronde Barber and E.J. Biggers.
Interestingly, all the rookies are likely to be in the building but unlikely to participate in on-field drills. The NFLPA is holding its rookie symposium in the same building at that time, but rookies are not allowed to participate in the minicamp drills run by Freeman. Pewter Report suggests that this is the case because rookies may slow down the temp of the workouts, which is a valid concern, but rookies stand to benefit the most from this little minicamp and are likely to be set back further if they can't join in on the practices. That said, I'm sure there will be plenty of contact between veterans and rookies as both will be in attendance.