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Bucs don't expect McCoy at first camp workout

TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't saying so publicly, but they don't expect a resolution to the Gerald McCoy situation Friday night. Though the two players selected immediately after McCoy in the draft (Trent Williams, Washington and Eric Berry, Kansas City) signed with their new teams Friday, the Bucs were expected to work at least through the night in an effort to get a deal done with McCoy. One possible holdup in the talks is McCoy's possible desire to wait until former Oklahoma teammate and first overall pick Sam Bradford signs a deal with the St. Louis Rams. With McCoy expected to miss at least the first workout of training camp, the Bucs are planning to possibly work fellow rookie Brian Price at the under tackle spot that's been reserved for McCoy.
McCoy isn't the only Bucs regular who failed to report to camp on time Friday. As expected, left tackle Donald Penn didn't make it, either. Head coach Raheem Morris said he has spoken with Penn but doesn't know when he would report. Morris said he will hold a competition to determine Penn's potential replacement but he also made it clear that second-year pro Demar Dotson is the leader in that battle.
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