Tampa Bay Buccaneer Rookies Report to Camp in Eight Days

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IJuly 10, 2012

Mark Barron should see negotiations heat up by next week.
Mark Barron should see negotiations heat up by next week.Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Fret not, football fans, thanks to the early reporting date of July 18, your Tampa Bay Buccaneer rookies will report for Sweatfest 2012, also known as training camp.

The rookies will report nine days earlier than the veterans per NFL.com. In the NFC South, the Carolina Panthers get a two-day head start with a July 16 reporting date, same as the Washington Redskins.

The main task for Mark Dominik between now and the 18th is to sign safety Mark Barron, the seventh overall pick. Barron and the rest of the top picks remain unsigned. The main sticking point is payment of guaranteed money should a player be cut and get signed by another team.

Barron's overall contract is pretty much dictated by the new CBA agreement

The important facet for Schiano is that this rookie class may have as many as three starters emerging. Barron is already penciled in at the starting strong safety spot while Lavonte David looks like the first team WILL or weak side linebacker with running back Doug Martin pressing incumbent LeGarrette Blount.

The veterans will report and suit up for the first full-team practice on July 27.

 

Read more Buccaneer news and views at OneBucSite.com.

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