Returning DE Clayborn 'frustrated' following groin injury
The Bucs couldn't wait to have defensive end Adrian Clayborn back this season. But after six training camp workouts, they will need to practice patience again.
Clayborn, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Week 3 last year at Dallas, suffered a groin injury during invidividual drills Wednesday and did not finish practice.
Coach Greg Schiano said he did not know the severity of the groin strain but noted it was serious enough to force him to call it a day early.
"He couldn’t practice the rest of the day, so I don’t know,'' Schiano said. "That’s usually not a good sign. He’s incredibly frustrated obviously after being out all that time with the surgery and he just gets it rolling again and now something is holding him back. But that’s the way life goes. He’s just got to keep battling and he will.''
The Bucs did see some injured players reach mileposts Wednesday. Cornerback Darrelle Revis did coverage drills against a live receiver in Terriun Crump for the first time since tearing his ACL in Week 3.
“He got a little bit today down on field one,'' Schiano saiid. "He covered a receiver and he went through the passing tree. So he’d just been doing everything just on air, now we actually put a receiver there with him, so it was good.''
Meanwhile, guard Carl Nicks, who missed the second half of the season with a foot injury, did some one-on-one pass rush drills.
"He did a couple reps in a real period,'' Schiano said of Nicks. "He was doing those teach periods. Little by little. Very little. Again, you’ve got to see how he responds then move him up.''