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After long offseason, Bucs bag final minicamp practice

The Bucs are getting a sneak peek at Brad Pitt's World War Z after canceling practice.

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The Bucs are getting a sneak peek at Brad Pitt's World War Z after canceling practice.

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The Bucs were scheduled to have their final practice of the offseason today with one more minicamp workout. It was to be the last hurdle between players and five weeks of down time before the start of training camp

But after a long offseason of sweat, coach Greg Schiano decided to cut his players some slack.

Forget practice. The Bucs are headed for a matinee instead. The team, as a group, will see a sneak peek of Brad Pitt’s summer action thriller, World War Z. Judging by player responses on social media, the excitement is palpable.

“There is a God!!!” linebacker Dekoda Watson exclaimed on Twitter.

“Shout out to the H.C. (head coach) for tossing us a bone,” tight end Zach Miller posted, also on Twitter.

Though the outing likely was pre-planned, the break comes at a good time. The team has been dealing with a stomach virus that has affected a number of players and limited some during this week's practices. And on Wednesday, several players, including starters Da'Quan Bowers and Mark Barron, suffered heat exhaustion and had to leave practice.

With minicamp in the books, the Bucs’ next foray onto the field will come in training camp in late July.

 

[Last modified: Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:23am]

    

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