The Bucs have been hopeful that they’d be capable to have each huge receiver Chris Godwin and linebacker Lavonte David out there in the beginning of coaching camp. That hope become actuality on Tuesday because the veterans reported to camp. Each Godwin and David handed their crew physicals and can be prepared to start apply on Wednesday.
Neither participant must be positioned on the PUP checklist (bodily unable to carry out). However the Bucs is not going to rush both participant into motion till they’re totally recovered or nearer to it.
Tampa Bay Occasions Bucs beat author Rick Stroud was the primary to report the information on Twitter, and it has been confirmed by Pewter Report.
Bucs WR Chris Godwin has been cleared to start coaching camp regardless of present process knee surgical procedure Jan. 3 for a torn ACL.
LB Lavonte David (Lisfranc) additionally is able to take part in exercises starting Wed. However the crew can be cautious with each. Neither wanted to start out on the PUP checklist
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) July 26, 2022
Gamers on the PUP checklist can not take part in walk-thrus, particular person drills or any drill that includes a coach or different gamers. The Bucs need Godwin and David concerned so that they have been stored off the PUP checklist.
Godwin, David Will Be Labored Again Into Motion Slowly
David missed a couple of video games on the finish of final yr after struggling a Lisfranc foot damage, however returned for the playoffs. He prevented the necessity for surgical procedure, however sat out the offseason so his foot might heal.
Godwin missed the final 5 and a half video games of the season, together with the playoffs, because of a torn ACL. He had surgical procedure on January 3 and rehabbed diligently through the offseason. The Bucs signed huge receiver Julio Jones, a seven-time Professional Bowler, on Tuesday. However he’s extra of an additional weapon and an insurance coverage coverage for the Bucs offense, quite than an damage alternative for Godwin.
The one gamers that may begin camp on the PUP checklist are guard Sadarius Hutcherson and rookie cornerback Don Gardner. Hutcherson is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered final August within the preseason. Gardner missed a great deal of time through the OTAs and mini-camp with an undisclosed damage.