Buccaneers veteran tight end Cameron Brate had successful surgery during the offseason and the hopes were that he would be able to return in time for training camp. His recovery went better than expected and he has been cleared to return.
As first reported by Greg Auman of The Athletic yesterday afternoon, we all expected him to be ready to go, and as of Thursday, it is official.
Expected, but still good news from Bucs tight end Cameron Brate, who’s recovering from hip surgery. Said today he was cleared Thursday and will be “100 percent for training camp.”
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 19, 2019
Cameron Brate played injured last season and had surgery in the offseason to correct a torn labrum which included the removal of bone fragments. Now that he is in tip-top shape and will be ready for training camp in the next few weeks, things are looking great for Brate.
Despite playing with the hip injury, Brate still caught the ball 30 times for 289 yards, and 6 TDs, which in the grand scheme of things is not that big of a drop off in production from the previous season. Brate stepped up big in the wake of OJ Howard’s season-ending injury, and with the two healthy this season.
“I think we are going to surprise some people this year,” Cameron Brate stated to Nate Burleson while in London at the NFL Academy earlier this month, “I think this is going to be a really big year for us.”