Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Anthony McFarland (tricep) missed his second consecutive day of practice Thursday and is still questionable for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
However, Bucs head coach Jon Gruden hasn’t ruled McFarland out of Sunday’s game in Atlanta.
“Yeah, I think there’s a little progress but not enough to get him on the field,” said Gruden. “He’s very questionable.”
Kicker Martin Gramatica (hip) missed Wednesday’s workout at One Buccaneer Place but returned to practice Thursday. If Gramatica can’t play Sunday, K Jay Taylor, who signed to the team’s practice squad Wednesday, will likely be promoted and kick in his place.
“He’s questionable,” said Gruden. “I don’t have any update on the injury list other than we’ve got some guys who are questionable who are fighting through at this stage. But there is no update. Hopefully the next couple of days will help sort it out.”
Bucs guard Matt O’Dwyer, who returned to practice Wednesday after being sidelined since June with a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in a weight-lifting accident, is faring well, but his status for Sunday’s game is still up in the air.
“He’s getting his first contact in some time,” Gruden said of O’Dwyer. “I think he’s going good signs. He’s further along than I expected, and that’s a good sign. We don’t have to make a decision for another couple weeks in terms of a roster position.”
“I’ll let this week play out. We’ll be fair and give him an opportunity to practice this week and see how he feels after back-to-back-to-back days of football, which he hasn’t had. A lot remains to be determined.”
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