Kellen Winslow's sixth knee surgery will not prevent him from practicing with his teammates when training camp begins Saturday. But the Bucs plan to watch Winslow closely and may limit his workload, especially during two-a-days.
Winslow led the Bucs in receptions (77), receiving yards (884) and touchdown catches (5) in his first season in Tampa Bay. He has spent the past month working out with quarterback Josh Freeman. Winslow was not able to fully participate in the Bucs' Organized Team Acitivities and mandatory minicamp.
General manager Mark Dominik said he expects all 80 players on the Bucs roster to be cleared medically to begin training camp Saturday. But he admitted that the Bucs will be careful not to put too much of a workload on Winslow in practice or preseason games.
"I think he’ll be off and on,'' Dominik said. "Again, he’s going to be able to practice and do everything. We just want to get Kellen to the season and let him go. I know what Kellen can do. Whether he goes once a day, whatever he does, I think we'll just monitor him closely and adjust it accordingly. We're not worried about limiting him that way.''