Won't play in preseason opener
Brady and some of the Buccaneers' other starters will be held out of the team's Aug. 13 preseason opener against the Dolphins, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Brady didn't play in the 2020 preseason but then attempted 16 passes in two games in his second year with Tampa Bay in 2021. His 2022 projection has gotten a bit better in recent weeks with Chris Godwin (knee) avoiding the PUP list to start training camp and with the Bucs signing Julio Jones shortly thereafter. Blaine Gabbert likely will start at quarterback in Tampa's preseason opener.
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Jones is not expected to play Saturday against the Dolphins, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Godwin is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason tilt against the Dolphins, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Evans (hamstring) is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason opener, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Vaughn ripped off a long run up the right sideline in Thursday's joint practice with the Dolphins, Andrew Crane of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Gage (leg) is not participating in Thursday's practice scrimmage against the Dolphins, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Todd Bowles said that Brady will remain away from the team for personal reasons until after Tampa Bay's preseason matchup against the Titans on Aug. 20, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Gage exited Wednesday's practice scrimmage against the Dolphins under his own power, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Miller, who dealt with a nagging turf toe injury most of 2021, has felt healthy through his first 10 training camp practices and has been given an opportunity to "do a lot of different things" thus far, Andrew Crane of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Otton made a strong impression as both a receiver and blocker in Sunday's practice, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Godwin (knee) ran full-speed routes during individual and positional drills for the second consecutive day in Saturday's practice, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports.