Revis & Nicks To Practice In New England

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According to Sports Talk Florida, guard Carl Nicks is fighting a long term injury with his foot, and will reduce his reps in practice to increase his likelihood of playing in games each week.

Carl Nicks is expected to get some playing time in the second preseason game on Friday night against the Patriots. General Manager Mark Dominik of the Buccaneers said Darrelle Revis is expected to play in the third preseason game against the Dolphins. This means the rehab for both of these players has reached a point where the players and the trainers are feeling like they will be able to play without hindering their recovery.

With the offensive line finally coming together (guard Davin Joseph is not yet participating as he is still recovering from the season ending injury he sustained last year), the coaching staff is excited to see how they will do against the defensive front of the New England Patriots. Coach Schiano envisions Doug Martin having a good practice with a different defense in place.

The practices with another team began last year when Coach Schiano invited Coach Belichick of the Patriots to a joint practice session in Tampa Bay before a preseason game against the Buccaneers. This year, Belichick returned the favor, only this year, the Buccaneers will also travel to New England during the regular season in week 3.

Other Bucs News:

Roy Cummings from Tampa Bay Online has revealed that the Buccaneers have waived guard Howard Barbieri.

According to Rick Stroud, TicketCity.com recently revealed that the Buccaneers have the “least engaged,” fans in the NFL – something that I ranted about on The Monday Morning QB Show yesterday! After being at the games, I can agree!

Buccaneers Lose Potential Backup RB Hillis With Knee Injury

Hillis hurt after first preseason game.

See the video of the hit on NFL.com – http://ow.ly/nPer5

Bucs RB Peyton Hillis takes bad hit to knee, limps off field – CBSSports.com

http://news.google.com  Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:10:24 GMT

Bucs RB Peyton Hillis takes bad hit to knee, limps off field. After taking two big collisions in his first few carries on the night, the third one to Peyton Hillis’ knee knocked him out of the game.

The crowd was really crushed when they saw Hillis limping to the sideline after the running play that got him hurt. His carries had all been productive, and the hopes of having Martin, Leonard and Hillis around for running back depth seemed gone.

A few tweets are saying the knee is only bruised, but some tweets are saying it is a season (career) ender for Hillis. Let’s wait for official team news on this one before we write him off! This guy is worth having on the team, so if you believe in prayer, you may want to join Gerald McCoy and Adam Hayward in praying for Hillis recovery!

We here at BlogTalkFootball.com are hoping for a complete recovery for Hillis!

From The Twittersphere:

Mike Garafolo

Fri Aug 09 03:35:39 +0000 2013

No major alarms on Bucs RB Peyton Hillis after a scare tonight when he took a shot to the leg. Belief is it’s just a bruise.

Russ Weldon

Fri Aug 09 14:16:20 +0000 2013

RT @Dan_Storrs: Reports coming out of Bucs training camp have former #Hog Peyton Hillis with a torn ACL and done for the year. Tough one for…

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