Updating the first, of two practices on day-one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mandatory mini-camp Rick Stroud and Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times chime in on the performance of starting quarterback Josh freeman. From all accounts Freeman looked superb in 7-on-7 drills, connecting on 11-of-16 passes, unofficially, with two touchdowns, zero interceptions and one dropped pass. To turn in his best practice this off-season. For those wondering that would have been a 68.75% completion percentage.
Injury Update: Cornerback Myron Lewis (abdomen) participated in individual drills, but not team drills. Erik Lorig (pectoral) participated in individual drills, but not in team drills, defensive tackle Brian Price (hamstring), wide receiver Mario Urrutia (turf toe) and cornerback Dennis Rogan (undisclosed) were not participating in practice. Veteran tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) was in attendance, but not partaking in practice, as he’s still recovering from minor knee surgery this off-season.
Article on starting quarterback Josh Freeman: QB Freeman is ‘The man,’ and his improvement is showing by Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.
Article on swing tackle and potential starting left tackle Demar Dotson, should disgruntled incumbent left tackle Donald Penn hold out: Bucs OT Dotson not sure he’s ready to start for absent Penn by Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune.
Article on the confidence level of starting quarterback Josh Freeman: Bucs QB Freeman sports new confidence entering second season by Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.