The Bucs were happy to see the return of two injured starters to practice on Friday. Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Gronkowski was seen stretching like he was going to participate, while Pierre-Paul had his helmet on at the start of practice.

Gronkowski is dealing with sore ribs after being injured in last week’s 34-24 loss at Los Angeles. Pierre-Paul missed the last two games since injuring his shoulder against Dallas in Week 1.

Running back Giovani Bernard, who injured his knee in the fourth quarter while scoring a touchdown against the Rams, was not at Friday’s practice and has missed practice all week.

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians will have an injury update after Friday’s practice.

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7 months ago

JPP hasn’t played last 2 games? So he didn’t play against Atlanta?
Also, in Fab 5 it says Tryon will be making his second start – so are you implying JPP won’t play this week, even though he returned to practice today?