Bucs Camp Notes: Aug. 7
Josh Johnson (John Raoux/AP)
Josh Johnson (John Raoux/AP)
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Posted Aug 8, 2009


BucsBlitz.com had a front row seat for Friday’s only practice, and we charted every play in the goal line passing drill as the Buccaneers wrapped up the first week of practices. Get the lowdown on the workout right here.

WR Antonio Bryant, DE Louis Holmes, and DE Kyle Moore returned after missing Thursday’s practice due to injuries.

Friday’s afternoon practice was canceled so that the Bucs could participate in a team activity. They watched the newly released “GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.”

The Buccaneers announced today in a press release that they have signed WR Mario Urrutia and released RB Josh Vaughan. Urrutia, who will wear jersey number 19, was most recently with the N.Y. Jets and spent the 2008 season as a member of the Bengals practice squad. He was originally drafted by Cincinnati in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Louisville.

1-on-1 Goal line Passing Drills - PLAY BY PLAY

QB Byron Leftwich attempted to hit WR Antonio Bryant near the sideline, but CB Ronde Barber deflected the ball.

Leftwich found WR Brian Clark who beat CB Elbert Mack for a short gain.

QB Josh Johnson passed to WR Mario Urrutia, who leapt over S Tanard Jackson for the score.

Leftwich overthrew Clark with excellent coverage by CB Aqib Talib.

QB Luke McCown overthrew WR Antonio Bryant who was covered by Barber.

Johnson hits WR Dexter Jackson, who beat CB Kyle Arrington for the score.

McCown threw a TD pass to WR Maurice Stovall who beat S Sabby Piscitelli.

Johnson threw a perfect pass to WR Patrick Carter, but the pass was broken up by CB E.J. Biggers.

Leftwich hit WR Cortez Hankton, but Hankton is unable to bring in the reception thanks to coverage by CB Elbert Mack.

Johnson hit WR Antonio Bryant who put a nasty move on CB DeAngelo Willingham before scoring.

The drill then moved to the 5-yard line

McCown threw to Stovall, but the pass is broken up by Talib.

Leftwich found Urrutia, who leapt over CB Torrie Cox for the TD.

Leftwich threw to Jackson, who made an impressive move on CB Marshall McDuffie, but Jackson was unable to stay on his feet to make catch.

Leftwich overthrew Clark, who was nicely covered by Barber.

QB Josh Freeman hit Carter, who beat Willingham for the score.

McCown hit Bryant, who beat Mack for the score.

Freeman misfired on a pass intended for TE Kellen Winslow, who was being covered by Talib.

McCown threw to Stovall for the score after Stovall beat McDuffie.

Leftwich threw to Hankton, but the pass was defended by CB Kyle Arrington.

Plays of the Day

During the two minute drill, Hankton appeared to make the catch of the day with a diving one-handed reception after beating Arrington.

Bryant did his best to top that play by making a one-handed touchdown reception streaking down the sideline, courtesy of a Leftwich pass for more than 40 yards. Biggers had excellent coverage on the play, but it didn’t matter to Bryant. This came one play after LB Geno Hayes popped the receiver after Bryant made a catch near the sideline. After scoring, Bryant celebrated with a hip bump with head coach Raheem Morris.


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