A return to the practice field after the bye week has already gotten busy for the Bucs as Rick Stroud has reported that wide receiver Chris Godwin underwent a minor surgery on Tuesday morning in order to take pins out of his broken finger. Separately, cornerback Jamel Dean has returned from concussion protocol.
#GoBucs WR Chris Godwin underwent a minor procedure this morning to have pins removed from his broken finger. CB Jamel Dean has been cleared from concussion protocol and will practice today.
Godwin broke his finger catching a touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the Bucs’ 45-20 win over the Raiders in Week 7. The injury caused him to miss the following week’s game at the Giants and required 10 pins to be put in his finger in order for him to play. Despite some limitations, Godwin has played since his return in Week 9 making 24 for receptions 283 yards and a touchdown.
Dean suffered a concussion in Tampa Bay’s 27-24 loss to the Rams on Monday night football in Week 11, which forced him to miss the match-up with the Chiefs in Week 12. His speed was sorely missed in the game as Tyreek Hill torched the Bucs for 13 receptions, 269 yards and three touchdowns as the Bucs lost 27-24 again for the second straight game. Dean has recorded 48 tackles, 7 pass breakups and a pick-six on the season.