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Vincent Jackson, Johnthan Banks, Mike Evans return to practice for Buccaneers

Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans, Johnthan Banks and Mason Foster are four key players on track to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, despite earlier injuries.

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It looks like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have Vincent Jackson and Johnthan Banks ready to play against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Both players sat out the first two practices this week, but returned to practice today, per Greg Auman.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said yesterday that he was hopeful that both players could return to practice today, and this likely signals they'll suit up on Sunday, barring setbacks. There's always a chance they miss Sunday's game, so keep an eye on the pre-game list of inactive players on Sunday. If Banks can't go, he'll be replaced by Crezdon Butler. The backup receivers are Louis Murphy, Russell Shepard and Robert Herron.

Mike Evans also participated in today's practice as was defensive end Larry Englishagain per Auman. It looks like those two will be back against the Ravens, too. Evans suffered a groin injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but has been a limited participant in practice this week. His return should give the Bucs' offense a little explosive boost.

In some bad news, Dashon Goldson and Josh McCown were both out for today's practice, which means we can basically rule them out. Which means Mike Glennon will once again lead the offense, which he has done a good job of, while Major Wright will fill in at free safety. Update: According to Roy Cummings, Josh McCown was at practice but still won't play on Sunday.

Mason Foster should return to play on Sunday as well, as he's been a full participant in every practice this week.

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