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Bucs practice ends with clutch 54-yard field goal

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Published:   |   Updated: July 29, 2013 at 02:27 PM

TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished off Monday's public workout in spectacular fashion.

With the clock kicking down to zeros, rookie Derek Dimke ran onto the field and kicked a 54-yard field goal to finish off a mock two-minute drill in which the Bucs needed a field goal to tie the game.

Veteran kicker Lawrence Tynes missed a 42-yard try on the final play of a two-minute drill that wrapped up the team's Saturday night practice at Raymond James Stadium.

"The guys gave me a great snap and a great good hold,'' said Dimke, who is competing with Tynes for the opportunity to replace Connor Barth (Achilles tendon tear). "I was just fortunate to have the opportunity to be out there in that situation.''

A long completion on fourth-and-10 by Josh Freeman to third-receiver candidate Chris Owusu and another for a first down to wideout Mike Williams set the stage for Dimke's kick.

Monday marked the first practice since training camp opened on Thursday in which cornerback Darrelle Revis did not participate. Revis was given what coach Greg Schiano said was a scheduled day off.

"It was all to plan,'' Schiano said. "He'd gone four days in a row there. And he really wasn't off. He was inside doing strengthening. Part of the rehab is weight training and those sorts of things, balance things.''

Other highlights from Monday's practice included linebacker Lavonte David tackling running back Brian Leonard for a loss and safety Ahmad Black recording a tackle for loss on consecutive player during a 9-on-9 drill.

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