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Buccaneers begin mandatory mini-camp

The first mandatory off-season activity, and last before training camp

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Training Camp Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Today marks the beginning of the end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The end of phase three of the off-season program culminating with a mandatory minicamp which will run through the sixth.

In this time, there will be some differences than what the team has experienced during their previously held organized team activities (OTAs). One big difference is the schedule, as told to us by staff writer, Carmen Vitali, “So, mini-camp mimics kind of a training camp schedule. There’s still no contact allowed, but these guys are in the building for ten hours a day.”

Appearing on the Locked On Bucs Podcast, Vitali gave her thoughts on the recent developments happening on the practice fields and with the roster itself.

While we’ll all be sad, Vitali included, to see the end of this mini-camp knowing it won’t be until more than a month later the team reconvenes for training camp, it’s a necessary stretch and one the players and their families will surely take full advantage of as they get ready for the final stretch before the 2019 NFL season gets underway.

Of course, there will be plenty to talk about from the mini-camp and about the Bucs as a whole during this week and leading into training camp, so stay tuned to Bucs Nation, the North and South Podcast, and the Locked On Bucs Podcast as the excitement continues to grow for the 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers!