In the Tampa Tribune, defensive tackle Jovan Haye still isn't quite comfortable with the fact that he's getting first-team reps at under tackle — but he's getting there. Right now he's getting most of the first-team reps and is turning into a surprise of this training camp. Tampa Bay turned up the intensity level of practice, as they put on pads for the first time this training camp. On special teams, while Chad Owens is just 5-foot-7, his desire to finally find a home in the NFL is much greater than his stature. And columnist Ira Kaufman writes that the NFL's rookie salary system needs reform.
In the St. Petersburg Times, Derrick Brooks remained on the sideline with a slight hamstring pull, even though he suited up and watched practice. And Haye gets some more love with an article about his rise. to first string. And The Daily Grind explains why running back Cadillac Williams just needs a tuneup, according to backs coach Art Valero.
In the Orlando Sentinel, Chris Harry writes about linebacker Cato June, who has savored a Super Bowl victory in Indianapolis and now wants to do the same with the Bucs. And the Sentinel's notebook focuses on the team donning pads and backup cornerback Carlos Hendricks in this camp update.
The Lakeland Ledger's Mike Cobb writes that, as usual, the Buccaneers' offensive line remains a work in progress.