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The new edge rusher for the Bucs had an unexcused absence on the first day of camp

There’s nothing quite like a first impression, but this certainly doesn’t fall under the category of a good one for new Tampa Bay Bucs edge rusher Randy Gregory.

Gregory, who was signed to a one year deal in the off-season after the release of Shaquil Barrett, was absent from the first day of mandatory mini-camp and the absence was unexcused. Todd Bowles said that the Bucs are going to “handle it” internally;

Gregory is coming off a Super Bowl appearance with the San Francisco 49ers last season after he was traded from the Denver Broncos. Prior to that, he was with the Dallas Cowboys.

He hasn’t been without his share of problems, having been suspended by the NFL numerous times including for violating the substance abuse policy. Now, after apparently getting another fresh start with another team, he decided not to attend the first mandatory activity of his tenure.

Of course, there may be extenuating circumstances that we – and the Bucs – were unaware of that led to his absence, but that information is not yet available. For his sake, obviously there is hope that there are no serious problems with him or any family members. On the flip side, if he decided to just skip it, that’s a really bad look for him and will likely lead to disciplinary action and potentially his release from the team.

Gregory signed a one year, $3 million dollar deal with $1.365 million guaranteed. If the reasoning warrants release, the Bucs will save up to $1.635 million while taking on a dead cap hit for the guarantees.

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