Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams made it through his third straight practice on Friday. He’s still, however, listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Miami Dolphins.

“I think he did a little bit more than he did yesterday,” Bucs head coach Jon Gruden said of Williams, who is still nursing a foot injury that kept him from playing last Sunday. “He’s getting a little bit better. He’s still questionable for the game.

“We’ll see how he is tomorrow, and then we’ll see how he is tomorrow night, and then we’ll see how he is at wakeup call on Sunday morning and we’ll see how he is when he gets to the stadium. We’ll see how is and we’ll let you know. I just can’t come out and say he’s not going to play; I can’t come out and say he’s going to play, and if he does play how many plays.”

The news wasn’t as encouraging for strong safety Jermaine Phillips, who was downgraded from questionable to doubtful on Friday. Phillips was sidelined last Sunday after undergoing surgery to remedy a thumb injury he sustained earlier this season.

The good news for the Bucs is starting free safety Dexter Jackson made it through Friday’s workout okay and should be able to play on Sunday. The same can be said for cornerback Juran Bolden, who returned to practice after missing Thursday’s workout with a stomach ailment.

If Phillips is indeed held out of the Bucs-Dolphins game, second-year S Will Allen will take his place in the starting lineup.


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