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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

They're practicing!



Petitgout The Bucs are on the field at Disney's Wide World of Sports, the first practice of training camp. The first of many, by the way. It looks like everyone is participating, including offensive lineman Dan Buenning, who missed all of the offseason workouts while recovering from knee surgery. And, yes, quarterback Chris Simms is getting reps in passing drills, and he has some zip on the ball. We'll keep watching; so check back later.

Meanwhile, check out these comments by first-year Giants general manager Jerry Reese in the New York Post about former Giants offensive lineman Luke Petitgout, who signed with the Bucs during the offseason and is the projected starter at left tackle:

"People are so worried about left tackle ...I think that's so overrated," Reese said. "People act like Petitgout was the second coming. He never made the Pro Bowl, and I don't think he ever was a first alternate. Now all of a sudden he's the savior? That's ridiculous. I don't think we're that bad off without Luke Petitgout. He was not a star left tackle. He was a solid left tackle on some occasions and other times he wasn't. Luke has been a marginal player for a long time."

Gee, Jerry, tell us how you really feel.

(Pictured: Luke Petitgout during minicamp. Times photo - Brendan Fitterer. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:46pm]


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