Stocker Injury Further Opens TE CompetitionJuly 24th, 2013
There is an injured Buccaneer as training camp opens. That would be Luke Stocker, who’s been plagued by nagging ailments throughout his career.
Greg Schiano said today that a tweaked muscle will cut Stocker’s action this week.
“Luke has a little calf,” Schiano said.
Joe’s only down on this because of Stocker’s history. He’s got to stay healthy.
One name to watch among the many tight ends in Bucs camp is Zach Miller. He caught 45 balls for 470 yards and five touchdowns with Jacksonville from 2009-2011. But a shoulder injury sent him to injured reserve early in the 2011 season, and hamstring and chest muscle injuries got him waived before the start of 2012.
Joe chatted with Bucs tight ends coach Brian Angelichio about Miller today. The scouting report? “I think he brings an element in the passing game, has a good catch radius, can get down the field. I think he’ll continue to get stronger and get back the more he gets playing and in the system. But he’s a guy who’s played football.”