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Minor injuries limit draft picks at Bucs rookie camp; Williams continues to shine

The Bucs have finished Day 2 of rookie camp here at One Buc Place, and it a largely uneventful day in part because of who wasn't on the field.

Second-round pick Brian Price (hamstring), third-round pick Myron Lewis (abdominal) and seventh-round pick Dekoda Watson (hamstring) were affected by injuries today and didn't participate. Price sustained his injury early in the workout and spent the remainder of it in the training room getting treatment while Lewis and Watson were able to attend the workout and watch.

Coach Raheem Morris suggested none of the injuries are serious and said the team is just being particularly careful.

"Minor strains," Morris called them. "We're just being precautionary with those guys. We don't want to create any more problems."

As we told you in today's newspaper, seventh-round pick Erik Lorig, a defensive end from Stanford, won't participate this weekend as he is dealing with a previously-sustained pectoral injury.

"He'll be ready at some point," Morris said. "He's going through his rehab, finishing up."

Elsewhere, receiver Mike Williams continued to show flashes of being the player the Bucs have billed him as. He made a pair of impressive catches, one of which required him to make a significant adjustment to an underthrown ball. He also continues to show a great burst after the catch.

But remember, these practices are in shorts and players are not wearing pads. The real revelations will come in training camp, when the hitting starts.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:01pm]


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