Second year defensive tackle Brian Price, one of two second round picks of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a year ago is recovering from a pelvis fracture that landed him on injured reserve five games in to his rookie season. An injury he sustained getting ready for the NFL combine, Price played through the pain, which was originally diagnosed as a hamstring issue by team doctors. He had four screws inserted into his fractured pelvis.
Steve Wyche, a Senior Writer for NFL.com had a chance encounter on a plane ride back from Jamaica, where Price was watching his wife, Candice Davis, one of the top hurdlers in the U.S., place third in the 100 meter hurdles at the highly competitive Jamaica International Invitational track meet.
Price talked to Wyche about his new defensive line mates Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers as well as his rehabilitation stating that he is lifting weights, but not running yet and is in Tampa being cautious with his rehab.
“I’m just lifting weights, not running yet, but I might be able to start,” Prince said. “It just depends on how I feel.”
“I’m excited about that,” Price said of the players added to the defensive front. “I was so happy. They had plans to get them, and they were pumped up when they got them. So was I. We can get pressure on the inside and outside. We just need to get this lockout lifted so we can get together and get some chemistry.”