Some other Bucs miss practice beyond Penn
No one expected holdout left tackle Donald Penn to be here at One Buc Place for the team's mandatory minicamp, but he wasn't the only key player not on the field.
The Bucs saw tight end Kellen Winslow, defensive tackle Brian Price and cornerback Myron Lewis miss today's workout because of their respective injuries.
Winslow is said to be okay but the team is being cautious coming off his minor knee surgery. That approach is nothing new around here. Lewis has a hamstring injury that has lingered for a little bit, but he's expected to be cleared to return soon.
But Price is a guy that should concern the Bucs at least a little. He sustained a hamstring injury during the rookie minicamp in early May and continues to be limited by it and even has a slightly noticeable limp. Since he definitely won't participate this week, that means Price will only have had one day of rookie minicamp work during the entire offseason. Combine that with the fact that he wasn't even present for most of the offseason because of UCLA's quirky academic calendar (draft picks can't be at OTAs until their school calendar is complete), and he's missed out on quite a bit.
Assuming he's a quick study, Price will be fine. But when training camp begins, he certainly will have a little adversity to overcome.