Updated: June 11, 2003, 11:38 AM ETBy By Darrell Trimble
Denver Broncos: Coach Mike Shanahan is giving his players the option of going home after the grueling two-a-days of training camp. That because the Broncos will hold training camp at their Dove Valley headquarters instead of at the University of Northern Colorado at Greely. "People who currently have a house here have the ability to stay at home if they like to," Shanahan told the Denver Post. "But it's tough, because if you live 15 minutes away, you still have to be here between 6:30 and 8 (a.m.), and you don't get to leave until 9:45 p.m. The only real difference is if you want to drive home and stay home, you have to come here at 6 in the morning. You only get one chance to make a mistake. If you are late, then you are staying at the hotel full-time." Tampa Bay Buccaneers: If the team is decides to part ways with RB Michael Pittman, the financial ramifications won't be too great. According to the Tampa Tribune, the Bucs would take a $1.4 million cap hit if they cut him, and because it's after June 1, that total would be split, counting only $700,000 this season and $700,000 next year. Also, the Bucs would save the $425,000 roster bonus Pittman is due this season, and because of a clause in the contract, the team may be able to recover a portion of his $1.75 million signing bonus. Pittman has been in Tampa, participating in the team's off-season workouts. His wife, Melissa, has indicated she wants to speak with Bucs officials about the couple's problems.