Teams across the NFL are preparing to ramp up for the 2022 regular season with the start of training camp. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the last squads to take the field as the preseason nears.
Here's everything Buccaneers fans need to know about training camp this year.
When Does Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp Start?
Each team has two separate start dates for training camp, as rookies are often required to report a few days before veterans. The Buccaneers have one of the later starts of teams across the league, with rookies reporting on Saturday, July 23.
Then, on Tuesday, July 26, Tampa Bay's veterans are mandated to report for training camp. This gives just two weeks to prepare for the team's first preseason game on Aug. 13.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp Location
The Buccaneers will host training camp at their practice facility, AdventHealth Training Center, in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Buccaneers Training Camp Dates 2022
Buccaneers rookies will report for training camp on July 23, followed by vets on July 26. Tampa Bay will then host practices to get ready for its first preseason game on Aug. 13.
The Bucs' first preseason game is at home against the Miami Dolphins. Tampa Bay also plays again on Aug. 20 (@ Tennessee Titans) and Aug. 27 (@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
The Buccaneers will suit up on Sunday, Sept. 11 versus the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 of the 2022 campaign.
Buccaneers Training Camp News
With all-time great tight end Rob Gronkowski retiring this offseason, the Bucs hope that 2022 fourth-round pick Cade Otton can be one player that helps fill Gronkowski's void. However, fans haven't had a chance yet to see Otton in action due to offseason ankle surgery holding him out of rookie minicamp.
Fortunately, Otton was given the green light this week. The Buccaneers medically cleared him on Thursday, meaning the Tampa Bay faithful will witness what the former University of Washington product can do at training camp.
Cameron Brate and the newly-signed Kyle Rudolph will likely be Tampa Bay's top-two TEs, but Otton has more than enough talent to at least make the competition interesting next week.
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