The Bucs had been hopeful that they’d be capable to have each broad receiver Chris Godwin and linebacker Lavonte David obtainable at the beginning of coaching camp. That hope changed into actuality on Tuesday because the veterans reported to camp. Each Godwin and David handed their workforce physicals and will probably be prepared to start follow on Wednesday.
Neither participant must be positioned on the PUP checklist (bodily unable to carry out), however the Bucs is not going to rush the gamers into motion.
Tampa Bay Times Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud was the primary to report the information on Twitter, and it has been confirmed by Pewter Report.
Bucs WR Chris Godwin has been cleared to start coaching camp regardless of present process knee surgical procedure Jan. 3 for a torn ACL.
LB Lavonte David (Lisfranc) additionally is able to take part in exercises starting Wed. However the workforce will probably be cautious with each. Neither wanted to start out on the PUP checklist
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) July 26, 2022
David missed a couple of video games on the finish of final 12 months after struggling a Lisfranc foot damage, however returned for the playoffs. He averted the necessity for surgical procedure, however sat out the offseason so his foot may heal.
Godwin missed the final 5 and a half video games of the season, together with the playoffs, resulting from a torn ACL. He had surgical procedure on January 3 and rehabbed diligently throughout the offseason. The Bucs signed broad receiver Julio Jones, a seven-time Professional Bowler, on Tuesday. However he’s extra of an additional weapon and an insurance coverage coverage for the Bucs offense, somewhat than an damage substitute for Godwin.
The one gamers that may begin camp on the PUP checklist are guard Sadarius Hutcherson and rookie cornerback Don Gardner. Hutcherson is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered final August within the preseason. Gardner missed a great deal of time throughout the OTAs and mini-camp with an undisclosed damage.