The Buccaneers defensive line got a needed boost on Wednesday as reserve defensive end William Gholston (shoulder) and backup three-technique tackle Da’Quan Bowers (groin) returned to practice, but left guard Logan Mankins and running back Doug Martin sat out with leg injuries, and rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and defensive end Michael Johnson were out with an ankle injury. Mankins, Martin, Seferian-Jenkins and Johnson all suffered their injuries in Tampa Bay’s 20-14 season opening loss to Carolina.
Seferian-Jenkins and running back Charles Sims were seen wearing walking boots today in the Bucs locker room. Sims had ankle surgery during the preseason and is on injured reserve with a designation to return.
Also returning to practice was reserve safety Bradley McDougald, who was injured in the preseason, while reserve cornerback Rashaan Melvin is still out with an ankle injury.
The Bucs and Rams will release injury reports later today. Stay tuned to PewterReport.com for details.
Scott Reynolds is in his 22nd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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