Since training camp is over, public access (and therefore media access) to Buccaneers practices have ended. Media were able to watch the first 30 minutes of this morning's Bucs-Patriots joint practice. Here is attendance and some quick notes:
Reserve/did not report: RG Brian Waters.
Exempt/left team: FB Tony Fiammetta.
Physically unable to perform: OT Markus Zusevics (unknown), TE Jake Ballard (knee), DT Myron Pryor (shoulder).
Continued to be out: LB Tracy White (unknown), TE Visanthe Shiancoe (unknown), OT Matt Kopa (leg), DT Gerard Warren (unknown), WR Jabar Gaffney (right quad), S Patrick Chung (shoulder).
New absences: WR Wes Welker, DB Ross Ventrone
Returned to practice: None.
Shells and shorts.
* Welker and Ventrone were on the field in shorts and t-shirts. Ventrone had a sleeve on his left calf; we could not see anything with Welker. This does bring into question whether or not the receiver will be available for tomorrow night's game.
* DB Will Allen, who we saw walking off the field yesterday, was back on the field today.