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Tampa Bay Buccaneers news and notes

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TRAINING CAMP 2009

Camp information

When: Through Aug. 19

Where: One Buccaneer Place, Tampa

Admission: Free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. For tickets, register for the One Buc Club at buccaneers.com. The team will e-mail information on how to select and print tickets. Tickets also will be available on practice days if all have not been distributed.

Et cetera: All practices are weather permitting and subject to change; for updates go to buccaneers.com.

Practice and game schedule

Today: 10:15 a.m.- 12:25 p.m.; 4:55-7 p.m.

Wednesday: 2:30-4:20 p.m.

Thursday: 10:20-11:30 a.m. (special teams); 4:55-7 p.m.

Friday: 8:55-9:50 a.m. (walk-through)

Saturday: at Titans, 8, Ch. 8

Sunday: Off

Monday: 2:45-4:35 p.m.

Aug. 18: 10:15 a.m.- 12:25 p.m.; 4:55-7 p.m.

Aug. 19: 2:30-4:20 p.m.

Aug. 22: at Jaguars, 7:30, Ch. 8

Aug. 27: vs. Dolphins, 8, Raymond James Stadium, Ch. 13

Sept. 4: vs. Texans, 7, Raymond James Stadium, Ch. 8

Birthday present

Call it Geno Hay-zing.

Some Bucs players had a unique way of celebrating the 22nd birthday of second-year linebacker Geno Hayes on Monday. After practice, Hayes was taped to the goal post in the north end zone of a field then had a bucket of ice water dumped over his head.

"The ice bath was worse," Hayes said. "It's the initial shock of it. But it feels good now because the sun is beaming on me.

"That's something all teams have, camaraderie for everybody to get together. We're like brothers. It was all in fun."

Coach Raheem Morris reiterated that he doesn't tolerate hazing.

"It was his birthday," Morris said. "They had to do something."

Crowd, ahem, noise

The Bucs practiced a situation in which the offense was backed up near the goal line and had to contend with crowd noise. But rather than pipe in artificial crowd noise, they opted for music. The musical choice on first down? The Beastie Boys' Brass Monkey.

Injury update

Little changed on the injury front. Among the missing: RT Jeremy Trueblood (back), RB Clifton Smith (hamstring), RB Derrick Ward (foot), C Jeff Faine (groin) and WR Michael Clayton (hamstring).

Rick Stroud and Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers news and notes 08/10/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 10, 2009 10:11pm]
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