Held out of rookie minicamp
Otton (ankle) won't participate in on-field work at rookie minicamp, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
The rookie fourth-round pick received medical clearance in April following season-ending surgery, but the Bucs will play it safe and keep him off the practice field for now. Otton currently falls somewhere behind Cameron Brate on the depth chart, with both moving down a slot if Rob Gronkowski decides to play another season.
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Otton (ankle) could see a boost in his overall opportunity in the wake of Rob Gronkowski's retirement, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brate is currently the No. 1 tight end on the Buccaneers depth chart in the immediate wake of Rob Gronkowski's retirement, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday that Gage will play a "very important" role in Tampa Bay's offense, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Fournette revealed Tuesday that he weighs around 240 pounds, but he plans to drop down to the 220-230 range to maximize his speed for the upcoming season, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
White's versatile skill set could allow him to enjoy a sizable role during his rookie season, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "He's a good talent, that's why we drafted him," Bucs coach Todd Bowles said. "Leonard is our starter, obviously. We look for White to compete with Vaughn and Gio and we'll see from there. ... He has good size. He has good feet and good speed. But he's capable of spelling Leonard, he's capable of catching a ball."
Grayson, who finished the Buccaneers' postseason run in January nursing a hamstring injury, is healthy and could make a push for playing time in the latter portion of the wideout depth chart, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Brady noted Wednesday that he feels his left knee is finally back to full health after the MCL surgery he underwent in June 2021, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Buccaneers selected Kieft in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 218th overall.
The Buccaneers selected Otton in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 106th overall.
The Buccaneers selected White in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 91st overall.