Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams participate in Buccaneers practice

Rich Schultz

The two star receivers appear to be healthy enough to play in Sunday's game.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief: both Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams participated in the Buccaneers practice on Friday, according to Pat Yasinskas. The two receivers had missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday after leaving the New Orleans Saints game with rib and hamstring injuries respectively. Mike Williams has been adamant that he would play on Sunday, and is likely to suit up. Vincent Jackson is less certain to play, but his participation today indicates that he has a good shot.

With rookie Mike Glennon making his debut against the Arizona Cardinals, the Bucs could certainly use Jackson and Williams. The Buccaneers run a much-criticized offense that relies heavily on isolation routes and requires their receivers to win against man coverage. The already anemic Tampa Bay passing offense is likely to grind to a complete standstill without their star receivers.

It seems Glennon will be spared that fate, although going up against a complicated and multiple defense headlined by Darnell Dockett and Patrick Peterson won't be a lot of fun for the rookie quarterback regardless. I wouldn't expect Mike Glennon to do much against the Arizona defense.

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