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September 7, 2011 @ 3:21 pm
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Bucs vs. Lions Injury Report: CB Lewis Game-Time Decision

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Scott Reynolds

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Buccaneers cornerback Myron Lewis said that whether he will play or not on Sunday in Tampa Bay’s 2011 season opener against Detroit will be a game-time decision. Lewis, who is in his second year after being drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round in 2010, missed the first two preseason games in August due to a hamstring strain, but sprained his ankle in the first quarter of the preseason finale at Washington and had to leave the game.

“We’ll just go with the flow and see what happens,” Lewis said. “It’s a little ankle sprain. Hopefully I’ll be better real soon.

“Pretty much, it’ll be what’s best for me. I don’t want to go out there and put bad stuff on film. If I’m not able to go out there, I’ll give the [opportunity] to the guys behind me and I’m going to support my teammates.”

Aside from starting cornerbacks Ronde Barber and Aqib Talib, the Bucs will have E.J. Biggers, who is the team’s nickel corner, Elbert Mack and rookie Anthony Gaitor at their disposal on Sunday against the Lions if Lewis cannot play.

Lewis has been injured for most of his brief tenure in Tampa Bay. An abdominal injury he suffered during the rookie mini-camp caused him to miss the OTAs (organized team activities) and mandatory mini-camp. A previous hamstring injury caused him to miss more time in training camp as well as last preseason.

“I think I need a little rabbit’s foot or a four-leaf clover by my side,” Lewis said. “It’s part of the game. Eventually, I’ll get over that hump and then I’ll put forth that good effort on the field and show everybody that they drafted me for a good reason.”

Here is Wednesday’s injury report for the Bucs vs. Lions game:

TAMPA BAY
LG Ted Larsen (ankle) - full participation
CB Myron Lewis (ankle) - did not participate

LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring) - limited participation



DETROIT
DT Nick Fairley (foot) - did not practice
OT Jason Fox (foot) - did not practice

DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (not injury related) - did not practice

CB Alphonso Smith (foot) - limited practice

DT Andre Fluellen (hand) - full practice

RB Maurice Morris (hand) - full practice

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    Myron's quotes are going to get him in hot water. Wrong things to say. Even though he has the tools, which is why he has been retained this long, I thinnk he is about at the end of his rope. I hope he understands that making the intitial roster does not keep you on the team for the full season. He better learn the difference between playing with pain and being injured, or he is gone, especially when there is the likelyhood that TJax will be back early in the season and they will need to clear a roster spot for him. I like Gaitor as well. Lewis is blowing his opportunity by letting the Bucs get a real good look at Gaitor.
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    Absolutely...Gaitor's got incredible football instincts that he doesn't second guess which gives him that special swagger and likeability...and the kid's got a true LOVE for the game. He's gonna be fun to watch grow from good to great. Reminds me of Ronde with better cover & balls skills.
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    “Pretty much, it’ll be what’s best for me. I don’t want to go out there and put bad stuff on film." Sounds like a team player to me?
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    It appears Lewis is a playa, not a player. Often injured and never doing well when he's on the field. Unless he shows something real soon, I think I know how it ends up.
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    Mack is a scrub,we should've cut him 2 years ago. I really agree with you on Gaitor JeanClaude, he is special,you can just see it
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    If Myron can't go I hope that Gaitor is the 4th CB over E Mack. I've got a great feeling about the guy, and Mack always seems to get beat when he's out there.
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