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Bucs: Weather clears in time for practice

Bucs wide receiver Robert Herron furthers his case to make the team.
Bucs wide receiver Robert Herron furthers his case to make the team.
Published Aug. 4, 2015

Weather clears up

Continued heavy rains forced the Bucs to keep Monday's practice closed to the public, citing safety concerns with flooding in parts of the area, but the Bucs were pleasantly surprised to get their drills in without any rain.

"I thought we were either going to USF again or no practice, but the weather cleared up for us and that was pretty good," WR Mike Evans (above) said. "We want to practice and get the practices out of the way so we can be ready for the 15th (preseason opener)."

The Bucs used the turf field at USF for Saturday's first practice and on Sunday had drills in front of the fans at One Buc Place. If weather permits, the Bucs will be back in front of fans at 9 a.m. today then get Wednesday off.

Shirts off their backs

The Bucs have jerseys for sale in the team store at training camp for eight players, including rookie QB Jameis Winston, DT Gerald McCoy, LB Lavonte David and Evans.

RB Doug Martin and WR Vincent Jackson are the only players also available in the Bucs' creamsicle-orange throwback jerseys, and CB Alterraun Verner and backup QB Mike Glennon also have jerseys in the team store.

So cool off

The fans couldn't be at One Buc Place on Monday, but a forklift carried a huge container of flavored ices, which are given away to fans in the stands to cool off during hot August practices. Overcast skies and a breeze have kept the first three practices unusually cool, but as storm systems leave, the heat will return.

Play of the day

Second-year WR Robert Herron, battling for a roster spot after a lackluster rookie season, made a great catch in 11-on-11 drills, reaching up one-handed to bring in a high pass from QB Mike Glennon.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Public training camp practices

Today 9-11:30 a.m.

Thursday2:30-5 p.m.

Saturday2:30-5 p.m.

Aug. 112:30-5 p.m.

Aug. 122:30-5 p.m.

Aug. 172-4:30 p.m.

Aug. 182:30-5 p.m.

Aug. 192:30-5 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.

Preseason schedule

Aug. 15at Minnesota, 8, Ch. 8

Aug. 24Cincinnati, 8, ESPN

Aug. 29Cleveland, 7, Ch. 8

Sept. 3at Miami, 7, Ch. 8

Radio: 103.5-FM, 620-AM

Tickets: Toll-free 1-866-582-2827 or buccaneers.com