Quote of the day
"He definitely is a better rusher than I thought he was off the tape."
Coach Greg Schiano on NT Akeem Spence, a fourth-round pick in April, being a pleasant surprise
WR Tiquan Underwood (hamstring) was sidelined again. Schiano said there is no timetable for TE Luke Stocker (calf), on the physically unable to perform list, to return. "It's going slower than we initially thought," Schiano said. "Calves are a weird thing. You don't take a step without using it, yet you want to use it. You don't want to take all of the weight off it. So it sometimes takes a little longer to heal. I don't think it's going to be weeks, but I don't know if it's going to be days either."
Play of the day
Regarded more for his physical play, S Dashon Goldson showed why the Bucs believe he can be a solid cover man. Undercutting a deep out route by TE Nate Byham, Goldson broke on Mike Glennon's pass and made a diving interception.
Number of the day
Days until the preseason opener, Thursday against the Ravens.
Thursday marked the annual day when alumni visit. Among those who returned to camp: WR Horace Copeland, TE Anthony Becht, CB Ricky Reynolds, DT Chuck Darby, S Mark Cotney and S Mark Robinson.
Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writer
Where: One Buc Place, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (just east of Raymond James Stadium) in Tampa
Gates open: 7:45 a.m.
Today: 8:45-11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 8:45-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 8:45-11:30 a.m.
Aug. 10: 10:10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Thursday: 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