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Morris not concerned about minor injuries to draft picks

For the second straight day, three draft picks spent rookie minicamp watching practice.

Defensive tackle Brian Price (hamstring), a second-round pick from UCLA; CB  Myron Lewis (abdominal strain),  a third-round pick from Vanderbilt and LB Dakota Watson, a seventh-rounder from Florida State all sat out Sunday.

Defensive end Erik Lorig, a seventh-rounder from Stanford, is recovering from a torn pectoral muscle and did not practice this weekend.

All but Lorig will be ready by the time the Bucs begin Organized Team Activities in a few weeks.

"The minor injuries are more precautionary by me,' 'coach Raheem Morris said. "That was probably me being a little bit of a punk. You want to get them out there but you want to see them, but you want to get them into your camp, into your preparation and get those guys ready to go. I'm not worried about anybody's particular injury. We knew the one was going to be a little bit longer in Lorig. We'll wait for him and see when he comes around and is ready to go.

"I just blame the combine. These guys have all been training for those short-space movements...you're not in football shape. Those things happen and they happen all around the league.''

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

    

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