Tampa Bay wide receiver Michael Clayton was held out of practice for the third straight day on Friday with a bone bruise on his knee that he suffered last Sunday vs. the Carolina Panthers.
Clayton is still questionable on Tampa Bay’s injury report, but his chances of playing vs. Washington Redskins might be less than 50 percent.
“I think I’ll be alright,” said Clayton. “It’s just a matter of getting with [trainer] Todd [Toriscelli] and seeing what they want to do. I haven’t practiced all week and they’re probably going to take that into consideration. I’m getting better. It’s still day-to-day, so I don’t know yet. We’ll just wait until Sunday. If I’m healthy, I’ll play.”
All indications are that veteran WR Ike Hilliard will start in Clayton’s place on Sunday.
Two other players – running back Michael Pittman (shoulder) and safety Dexter Jackson (hamstring) – are also listed as questionable, and left tackle Anthony Davis (knee) is probable.
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