The Tampa Bay lightning — the real bolts — chased the Bucs from the practice field for about 40 minutes Tuesday. It's the third time weather has delayed the start of a workout since training camp began.
"Around here, you just look at what they have to do. You're ready to play, you're ready to practice, you go out there for five minutes — boom — the (lightning warning) horn goes off," coach Lovie Smith said. "You come right back out, no warmups, go right into it. They're professionals about it.
"We're preparing the team for the season. These things come up. Odds are, we might have a game that's delayed. I know for a fact we're going to have a game we're going to have a game about this time of the day. So all these things we're doing is getting us ready for the season."
First depth chart
With Saturday's preseason opener approaching, the Bucs released their first depth chart, with rookie Jameis Winston as expected as the starting quarterback.
The rest of the team's rookies are still battling for starting jobs — second-round pick Donovan Smith is listed as a "co-starter" at left tackle with Kevin Pamphile, while the other second-rounder, Ali Marpet, is listed as a backup to Garrett Gilkey at right guard. Marpet, Gilkey and Kadeem Edwards all saw time with the first team at right guard in the first week of training camp.
Here's the depth chart, with commas separating players listed as first, second, third or "other."
QB: Winston, Glennon, Lobato
RB: Martin, Sims, Rainey, James/Brown
WR: Jackson, Murphy, Herron, Hall/Clay/Dye
WR: Evans, Shepard, Bell, King/Humphries
TE: Seferian-Jenkins, Myers, Stocker, T. Wright/Brate
FB: Lane, Iosefa, Rodriguez
LT: D. Smith/Pamphile, Coughman
LG: Mankins, Edwards, Masifilo
C: E. Smith, Warren, Allen (injured)
RG: Gilkey, Marpet, Everett
RT: Dotson, Omameh, Fragel
LE: J. Smith, Fatinikun, Young
DT: McCoy, Melton, Bowers, Lyons
DT: McDonald, Gholston, McDaniel, Uko/Buckley/Spence (injured)
RE: G. Johnson, English, Sidbury, Delaire
WLB: David, Williams, Greene
MLB: Carter, Alexander, Dean
SLB: Lansanah, Keyes, Lemon
CB: Verner, Moore, Dixon, Adjei-Barimah
SS: M. Wright, Swearinger, McFadden
FS: McDougald, Conte (injured), Tandy, Hackett
CB: Banks, Jenkins, L. Johnson, Frey/Shabazz
P: Koenen, Lanning, Schmitz
K: Murray, Bogotay, Koenen
KO: Koenen, Murray, Bogotay
H: Koenen, Glennon
PR: Clay, Rainey
KR: Clay, Rainey
Public training camp practices
Today: 2:30–5 p.m.
Monday: 2–4:30 p.m.
Aug. 18: 2:30–5 p.m.
Aug. 19: 2:30–5 p.m.
Note: Free parking and admission at One Buc Place. Children 12 and under may go on the field for autographs after practice. Times subject to change. Check buccaneers.com for updates.
Saturday:at Minn., 8, Ch. 8
Aug. 24:Cincy, 8, ESPN, Ch. 32
Aug. 29:Cleveland, 7, Ch. 8
Sept. 3:at Miami, 7, Ch. 8
Radio: 103.5-FM, 620-AM
Tickets: Toll-free 1-866-582-2827 or buccaneers.com
Rick Stroud and Greg Auman, Times staff writers