Buccaneer Bummer: Donald Penn Out With Strained Calf
“Donald Penn has a strained calf. He informed me a while back and we got him back a little early to undergo treatment, how long he’ll be out? Maybe a couple of weeks.”
That was the bad news Thursday when coach Greg Schiano gave the rundown on the opening day at One Buccaneer Place.
Schiano also talked about the team’s new conditioning test. The players were required to run a total of 16, 110-yard sprints. They have time requirements, depending on player body types. Obvious linemen have less stringent time requirements than running backs and wide receivers.
The outcome? “Not everyone passed,” Schiano revealed. “Overall I was pleased with reporting weights. I won’t get into the guys who didn’t meet the minimum requirements (for the sprints). There will be a day when we show up and they’ll all pass it,” Schiano said of the conditioning tests.