Revis sits out of practice; Williams limps off afterwards
Bucs star cornerback Darrelle Revis sat out of Monday's practice, which coach Greg Schiano said was a planned day off for the All-Pro, who spent his day rehabbing his surgically-repaired knee.
The team is continuing to show caution with Revis, who has looked good in practicing the first four days, including Saturday's night padded practice. With Tuesday's team off day, Revis will get plenty of time to rest.
In other news, WR Mike Williams limped off the field, walking a little stiff-legged, with a trainer after today's practice. Williams had made a diving catch over the middle to set up K Derek Dimke's tying 54-yard field goal in the two-minute drill, the practice's final period.
But Schiano didn't seem concerned, saying he was unaware of - or told anything about - any injury to Williams, who recently signed a $40 million extension. "I hope not," Schiano said.
On the injury front, there were several players back in practice, including DE William Gholston, TE Zach Miller, with DE Markus White coming off the PUP list.
Some highlights from today's practice:
*Dimike, who was undrafted out of Illinois in 2012, said the 54-yarder he made to end the two-minute drill might have been the longest of his career. “The ball flies down here in Florida really well,” Dimke said. “It’s a little bit different than kicking in cold Illinois.”
*WR Chris Owusu continues impress and is having a great camp, including making several nice catches today. A couple came in that two-minute drill period. Schiano said Owusu is much better than last year, benefiting from getting experience later in the season.
*CB Rashaan Melvin, a rookie out of Northern Illinois, had another good day, getting plenty of reps out there.
*LB Lavonte David made some strong stops in the backfield, and is looking to improve on what was already very impressive rookie season last year. "Sky's the limit," David said. " If the Pro Bowl happens, it happens. I'm just out here to help my team"