Working To Get Healthy By Week 1August 23rd, 2012
Training camp may have ended last week but with the joint practices with the Patriots this week, it’s almost an extended training camp.
Eric Wright, the Bucs’ new high-priced cornerback, has been slowed by a variety of ailments. When he has been healthy, Wright has shined and provided ample evidence of why Team Glazer backed up the Brinks truck to acquire him.
Wright waved off his bumps and bruises, saying it is to be expected this time of the year.
“Nobody is healthy in training camp, everybody is tired,’ Wright said. “That’s part of camp. Everybody is hurting during training camp so no one is healthy 100 percent. Every time I am out there, I try to play as hard as I can and get the defense down and handle my responsibilities.”
While the Bucs are trying to prepare for Week 1 of the regular season, part of that is getting your body prepared for the rigors of the regular season, Wright said.
“Part of camp is working toward that goal of [being healthy] and being ready and prepared for the first game,” Wright said. “I’m sure we will get some time to shake back a little bit and maybe get a little rest and a little active recovery to be ready for that first game.”