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Dezmon Briscoe failed Bucs' conditioning test



General manager Mark Dominik just updated reporters on the team's moves executed on Thursday, saying on multiple occassions that neither Brian Price nor Dezmon Briscoe should have been surprised by the club's decisions to move on.

Dominik, without going into detail, said expectations of those players had been made clear to them long ago.

For Briscoe, those expectations apparently included a demand that he show up to training camp in optimum shape. We've learned that was not the case on Thursday.

Briscoe was among the players who failed the team's demanding conditioning test, one that requires players to run 16 110-yard dashes in a predetermined amount of time, depending on their body types. That development, coupled with Briscoe's failure to show up for many of the team's voluntary offseason workouts and his off-the-field issues, perhaps spelled the end for the up-and-coming third-year receiver.

[Last modified: Friday, July 27, 2012 9:05am]


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