Report: Bucs Cut Spring Practice Schedule; Will End June 9

May 25th, 2021

Tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate

Tampa Bay’s spring schedule will be lighter this year.

Per a report at, players and coaches agreed to cut offseason workout activities by 40 percent. Instead of 10 days of in-person training, there will be six — and everyone is dismissed on June 9, following Day 3 of mandatory minicamp.

Also, per the report, Bucco Bruce Arians doesn’t want any of his 22 returning starters at the voluntary workouts, which began today. And allegedly he won’t allow them on the field if they do attend.

So does Aaron Stinnie call Arians to ask if he is a starter at right guard? Does Cameron Brate text Byron Leftwich to learn his status?

Strange couple of seasons in the NFL. Meanwhile, Tom Brady and friends are practicing 500 yards away.

9 Responses to “Report: Bucs Cut Spring Practice Schedule; Will End June 9”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    I better not hear of any players going on I.R. this year due to a sprained meat bazooka

  2. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Good point Joe. Fine line between starters, depending on the type of sets the Buc run. For example, does OJ Howard, SMB and Mike Edwards allowed to practice?

  3. Show Me the TDs Says:

    I have mixed feelings about the reduced practice time, but hey I’m also not a Superbowl winning coach. The fact that a lot of the starters are practicing “500 yards away” doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

  4. SlyPirate Says:


    TB12 and all the starters are practicing and training at the Yankees facility. The only ones not there are the coaches. Why would the coaches not want to be included?

    The only positive if the coaches get to focus on the rookies, 2nd, and 3rd string.

  5. Steven007 Says:

    Sly, that’s a pretty big positive if you ask me. I think the starters will get plenty of work doing their own organized practices and then with the mandatory camps and preseason. Not worried.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Steven007 … And what happens to a player who blows out a knee or an Achilles while he’s practicing ‘down the street’? Good luck collecting a paycheck while you’re rehabbing.

  7. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Did someone say meat bazooka?

  8. catcard202 Says:

    Every player that does not show up to OTA’s but is among the Brady Bunch down the street, risks contractual injury liability from practicing on their own.

  9. Steven007 Says:

    DR I’m pretty sure the chances would be the same whether they are in organized camp or not. Regardless, this is the way it seems to be so we might as well look at the positives from it. Not my preference but it is what it is.