The Buccaneers were missing several players on Tuesday's morning practice, but running back Derrick Ward was no longer one of them. Ward has missed several days while nursing a foot injury, but returned to action on Tuesday morning as the team practiced in full pads. The Bucs' injury report remained quite long and included linebacker Geno Hayes (undisclosed) for the first time, in addition to Clifton Smith (hamstring), center Jeff Faine (groin), right tackle Jeremy Trueblood (back), linebacker Angelo Crowell (hamstring), defensive tackle Greg Peterson (knee), center Sean Mahan (calf) and receivers Michael Clayton (hamstring), Joel Filani (hamstring) and Kelly Campbell (quad) did not participate due to injury. Tampa Bay wide receiver Anthony Bryant is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery today to repair the meniscus in his left knee.

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

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: sr@pewterreport.com
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