REPORT DATES: July 17 (rookies), July 24 (veterans)
SITE: One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, FL
CAMP CONFIDENTIAL: Even before Ronde Barber called it a career, cornerback was an obvious need in Tampa. General manager Mark Domenik pulled the trigger on the Darrelle Revis trade before the draft, giving up his first-round selection to the New York Jets for the best corner in football when healthy. The Bucs then supplemented that in the second round by getting a very lengthy corner in Mississippi State's Jonthan Banks, a player who would have had a first-round grade if he had a little more speed. On offense all eyes will be on quarterback Josh Freeman, who will be given one final chance to prove he is the answer moving forward. Head coach Greg Schiano hedged his bets on Freeman by drafting a solid developmental signal caller in North Carolina State's Mike Glennon, a strong-armed accurate passer in the mold of Joe Flacco.
PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):
Aug 8 - vs. Baltimore, 7:30 PM Aug 16 - at New England, 8:00 PM Aug 24 - at Miami, 7:30 PM Aug 29 - vs. Washington, 7:30 PM