The Bucs held a Thursday morning padded practice on Thanksgiving and saw the following players fully participate: linebacker Quincy Black (ankle), wide receiver Sammie Stroughter (foot), tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) and right tackle Jeremy Trueblood (knee). Black is set to start at strongside linebacker, but Adam Hayward and rookie Dekoda Watson are expected to rotate in for some snaps in strategic situations.
Only defensive end Kyle Moore, who has battled a shoulder injury for weeks and missed the last two games, was held out of practice on Thursday.
"We hopefully will have some time where we will see him practice next week," Bucs head coach Raheem Morris said. "We'll wait until next week to get there. Hopefully it will be next Wednesday and next Thursday we can get him out there with some pads on. I think we're getting to that point where it's closer. There was a possibility this week, but we decided against it. We'll hold him for next week."
Morris said that Trueblood, who has dressed the last two games but has yet to reclaim his starting job from James Lee, is getting healthier.
"I'll see where he is and where his knee is and we'll see," Morris said. "It's always a competition, but James Lee has played well. No need to rush the guy back if you are not going to get a full-speed Trueblood, especially. That's the caution there. That's what you are waiting for – for him to come back healthy and ready to deal."
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