TAMPA, Fla. -- After his rookies went through a workout Thursday, Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano said it’s time for his team to be unified.
Schiano’s response came when he was asked a question about reports that defensive tackle Brian Price and rookie safety Mark Barron had an altercation earlier this offseason. Schiano didn’t want to get into details of the incident, but said he doesn’t expect there to be any lingering hard feelings between the two players.
“I hope not,’’ Schiano said. “We all make mistakes. Be men about it and 'let’s go.' Ultimately, everything we do has one goal and that’s to bring that trophy back here. We’ve got to put our own personal preferences and whatever disagreements we have aside to do what’s best for the club.’’
Price and Barron were not among the players participating in Thursday’s workout. Only rookies are allowed to take part until veterans report next week. Barron remains unsigned, but Schiano said he’s optimistic a deal will be reached soon.
Price has missed some previous offseason time while dealing with the death of his sister. But, when Schiano was asked if all veterans are expected to be ready for training camp, the only exception he noted was defensive end Da’Quan Bowers, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the offseason.