Josh Freeman Working Out With Michael ClaytonApril 27th, 2011
Yesterday when NFL facilities were unlocked to players by court order, not one player showed up at One Buc Palace.
Joe thought for sure Bucs team leader Josh Freeman would be at the facility at the crack of dawn. He was not. And for good reason.
It seems Freeman has been working out behind the guarded fences of IMG in Bradenton on a daily basis with former Bucs wide receiver and blocking icon Michael Clayton, so reports video star Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune.
Freeman has worked out daily with Bucs running back Cadillac Williams and former Bucs receiver Michael Clayton, currently with the New York Giants, at the IMG Academy in Bradenton. While confusion about the lockout is being sorted out, Freeman continues to organize team and individual workouts as he tries to prepare teammates for the upcoming season.
“As a young group of guys, it’s really important that we keep our momentum from last season going regardless of the state of the lockout,” Freeman said.
Last week, Freeman organized a workout for all of Tampa Bay’s skill position players, which he said had 100 percent attendance. Freeman said he and the players worked out at the University of South Florida for a week, running routes and working on plays.
Notice how Richardson qualified the 100 percent attendance: skill position players.
For whatever reason when Richardson’s colleague, Woody Cummings, reached out to union-first Jeff Faine, the Bucs NFLPA rep stated he had no intention of working out.