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Bucs: Encouraging night practice

Center Jeremy Zuttah (white jersey) and other Bucs sign autographs.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

Center Jeremy Zuttah (white jersey) and other Bucs sign autographs.

Fire the cannons

The cheerleaders danced. The players were introduced and ran out of the tunnel. The cannons fired, and the fireworks exploded in the air.

An estimated 33,000 fans attended an afternoon autograph session and Bucs practice Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium and were treated to kicking, passing and punt return contests along with the regular training camp workout.

"I thought it was awesome," Bucs coach Greg Schiano said. "And (the fans) were into it; great turnout, great night.

"No, it wasn't crisp, but it was fun. We got a lot of good work, and the fans enjoyed it. It's a little bit of the cart before the horse maybe. But we'll go back and evaluate and use this tape to hopefully make some points and go back to fundamentals and just get better."

Overall, the players seemed to enjoy it as much as the fans.

"It's really exciting," rookie QB Mike Glennon said. "I've never been to this stadium before. Obviously, I've seen some games from here and heard what a great atmosphere it is. But coming out here for the first time was definitely exciting."

Transactions

The Bucs signed FB Spencer Larsen, G Jeff Olson, CB Mason Robinson and WR Bobby Sewall. Larsen (6 feet 2, 245 pounds) is entering his sixth season and spent last year with the Patriots. He played his first four seasons with the Broncos. Also, the Bucs waived G Jeremy Lewis and DB Nick Saenz. And WR Jerry Johnson was placed on the reserve/left squad list.

Injuries

FB Erik Lorig (calf), rookie DE William Gholston (hamstring) CB Danny Gorrer (groin), TE Luke Stocker (calf), DT Gary Gibson (ankle) did not practice.

Rick Stroud, Times staff writer

Training camp

Where: One Buc Place, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (just east of Raymond James Stadium) in Tampa

Admission: Free

Gates open: 7:45 a.m.

Public practices

Monday: 8:45-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday: 8:45-11:30 a.m.

Thursday: 8:45-11:30 a.m.

Friday: 8:45-11:30 a.m.

Saturday: 8:45-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 6: 8:45-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 10: 10:10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Preseason games

Aug. 8: Ravens, 7:30, Ch. 8

Aug. 16: at Patriots, 8, Ch. 13

Aug. 24: at Dolphins, 7:30, Ch. 8

Aug. 29: Redskins, 7:30, Ch. 8

Bucs: Encouraging night practice 07/27/13 [Last modified: Saturday, July 27, 2013 11:26pm]
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