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Minor injuries stack up at Buccaneers training camp

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their training camp today, the first day to see multiple injuries.

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Ronald Talley was removed from the non-football injury list, which means he's ready to practice again. The defensive lineman can play both end and tackle, and it's not entirely clear where he'll compete right now.

Rashaan Melvin was back on the field, per Scott Smith, although Alterraun Verner and Mike Jenkins were still sitting out practice. Cornerback Keith Lewis also joined that group of injured players. In addition, Roy Cummings noted that cornerback linebacker Jeremy Grable was also wearing a boot on the sidelines. Don't play cornerback if you want to stay healthy, I guess.

Evan Dietrich-Smith continued to sit out with a sore hamstring, per Roy Cummings, with Jason Foster acting as first-team center in his place. David Gettis was also not ready to return to action after suffering a leg injury earlier this week, per Pewter Report.

Safety Michal Swaim injured his arm after a collision with Charles Simsper Rick Brown. DE Scott Solomon also left the field with trainers, according to Pewter Report. Swaim is unlikely to make the team, but Lovie Smith had some good things to say about Solomon in his last press conference.

Position battles

Robert Herron's struggles with his hands continue, as he dropped another punt at practice, per Roy Cummings. That doesn't mean he can't stick as a receiver, of course, but if he can't be a reliable returner he'll have a harder time sticking on the roster. JoeBucsFan notes that Eric Page seems to be the leading candidate for the punt return job, instead.

Patrick Omameh and Oniel Cousins were the first-team guards, per Roy CummingsLuke Easterling noted that Jamon Meredith seemed to replace Cousins later in practice. The Bucs continue to rotate those positions to find a quality starter.

Consensus from the media present was that Mike Glennon had a very good practice, which may be worth noting. Overall Glennon has been throwing the ball well -- but so has McCown, and the Bucs clearly see him as their starter.

Every reporter has repeatedly pointed out that fullback Jorvorskie Lane is clearly ahead in the battle at his position, and he really doesn't appear to have a viable competitor. Not even fan favorite Lonnie Pryor.

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