We finally got the public training camp schedule on Monday, and we now know that players are about a month away from reporting.
But here are a couple more details to help you know what to expect.
Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement implemented last summer, there can be no padded practices or contact during teams' first two practices. That means the open practices scheduled for July 27 and 28 will not be conducted in pads. As a result, we can reasonably expect July 29, a Sunday, to be the team's first day in pads.
That's a day you'll want to attend if possible, as players finally get to make contact with one another for the first time since last season (remember, offseason workouts are not conducted in pads).
If you're lucky, maybe the Bucs will mix in an Oklahoma drill in that first padded practice.
Posted by Stephen Holder at 12:59:27 pm on June 26, 2012