The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hit the practice field at One Buccaneer Place Monday to conduct their first practice since defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night, 24-23. The team is sporting shells.
The Bucs had several players return to practice, including center Jeff Faine, running back Earnest Graham, tackle Demar Dotson, wide receiver Kelly Campbell, defensive end Gaines Adams, safety Donte Nicholson and linebacker Jermaine Phillips.
Phillips, who is practicing with a shoulder injury, is warming up with the defensive backs. He may be called on to play some safety due to Tanard Jackson's upcoming suspension.
Bucs WR Antonio Bryant (knee surgery), kicker Matt Bryant (hamstring), WR Dexter Jackson (ankle), RB Kareem Huggins (knee) and tight end John Gilmore (undisclosed) are not practicing.
Tampa Bay also has a new linebacker on the field, who likely has replaced LB Angelo Crowell, who sustained a torn biceps injury in Saturday night's game and is headed for injured reserve. We're looking into who the new linebacker is and will let you know when we find out.
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