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RB Clifton Smith, DT Brian Price miss practice again



Running back/kick returner Clifton Smith and defensive tackle Brian Price missed practice again Friday morning as both players rest sore hamstrings.

Price, the Bucs second-round pick, made a good impression early in training camp. But because a hamstring injury forced him to miss most of the off-season, the team is being cautious.

Smith probably needs to get back on the field in a hurry. He played in just 11 games last season, battling a pair of concussions. With the emergence of Micheal Spurlock at receiver and rookie free agent Preston Parker beginning to flash at receiver and special teams, Smith may find himself in a competitive situation.

Right now, the third tailback appears to be Kareem Huggins, who is doing a good job running and catching the ball out of the backfield.



[Last modified: Friday, August 6, 2010 12:56pm]


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