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Bucs hold first training camp practice


Published:   |   Updated: July 26, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Darrelle Revis and his surgically repaired knee got to work with his new teammates as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened training camp practices Thursday morning.

The veteran cornerback, acquired from the New York Jets in a trade during the offseason, mostly participated in individual drills with a little one-on-one coverage thrown in. He also fielded punts and worked on special teams.

The play of the day so far featured Mike Williams' one-handed diving catch on a go route against corner Danny Gorrer. The throw from quarterback Josh Freeman was placed perfectly. Williams was participating in his first workout since signing a new six-year, $40.25 million contract with the team.

Second-year running back Doug Martin also wowed the crowd with some breakthrough runs. Martin returns after rushing for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns as rookie.

The practice, which was open to the public, began under cloudy skies.

Former Bucs' star Warren Sapp, who will be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame next weekend, was on the field, working for NFL Network.

According to an NFL Network tweet, Sapp alluded to former teammate Mike Alstott when referring to new Bucs running back Peyton Hillis, who wore No. 40 in Cleveland but is No. 33 in Tampa: "I don't think he wants to wear (40) in this town."

Tribune reporter Roy Cummings is tweeting live from practice. Follow him @rcummingstbo.

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