Buccaneers linebacker Geno Hayes returned to practice on Wednesday after missing Tuesday's session due to a hamstring strain. Also returning to practice was center Sean Mahan and tight end Kellen Winslow. Running back Clifton Smith was doing some light practicing without shoulder pads while the rest of the team was in shells (shoulder pads, jerseys, helmets and shorts).
The following Buccaneers did not participate in Wednesday's practice: defensive tackle Greg Peterson (knee), center Jeff Faine (groin), kicker Matt Bryant (hamstring), tight end Jerramy Stevens (undisclosed) and wide receivers Joel Filani (hamstring, Kelly Campbell (quad), Michael Clayton (hamstring) and Antonio Bryant (knee).
Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org