With such a lengthy break between mandatory mini-camp and training camp, Bruce Arians had his work cut out for him when speaking with the Tampa media on Thursday. Standing at the podium in Tampa Bay’s media room he answered everything from injury questions about Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Evans’ injuries to the physicality of the upcoming training camp bd much more. Read the full transcript below.
On being back for training camp
“I hope everyone is as excited as we are to get started. We’ll get through these two days in shorts and start finding out what we’ve got. I know we’ve improved over the summer, just looking at the guys who’ve been here the past couple of days, they’re in great shape. The retention was outstanding, especially the young players. Everybody else came in great shape. We’ll do the conditioning test today and it won’t take long because I already know they’re in good shape and I don’t want to run them too much anyway but we’ll go through the formality of it. No real answers on injury guys, Jason Pierre-Paul is progressing, nothing new on his timeline. Justin Evans is still on PUP, we’ll see how long that takes and Nick Fitzgerald pulled his hamstring playing beach volleyball so he’s got a week or so. We’ll get those guys back out there, hopefully two of them soon.