It’s been a long time since Joe Tryon has played football. But that should change next week when he attends the Bucs’ mandatory minicamp.
Bruce Arians stated as much Tuesday after Day 4 of voluntary OTAs.
“Yes,” Arians said when asked if he expects Tyron to be an active participant. I mean, in terms of a black-and-white answer, it doesn’t get much clearer than that.
When it comes to Tryon’s active involvement, it’s more than the simple idea of him not attending voluntary OTAs. Tryon underwent knee surgery before the draft and has been in recovery over the last month-and-a-half.
When you add the wait for recovery on top of Tryon’s decision to opt out of the 2020 season, it’s easy to see why his on-field debut is a highly anticipated one.
But he knows patience is key when it comes to playing in the NFL. And he knows he’s in a good position when it comes to the environment that One Buc Place will provide for him.
“There’s a standard in this building, you know, when you walk in, you better know you need to be ready to come to work,” Tryon said a couple of weeks ago. “It’s just a standard in this building. We all have one goal in mind: We want to win.”
Tryon instantly adds upgraded depth to Tampa Bay’s pass rush, which is one of the most effective units in the league. Make no mistake, all eyes will be on him when he returns to the field on June 7.