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Mason Foster healthy, Vincent Jackson, Dashon Goldson miss second practice

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't turn the corner without seeing new injuries, but at least they're getting Mason Foster back.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should get linebacker Mason Foster back this week. The veteran starter has missed the past three games with a shoulder injury, and Dane Fletcher has struggled to adequately replace him. Foster has fully participated in both practices this week, and his return should be a big boost for the defense.

On the downside, Dashon Goldson and Vincent Jackson sat out a second consecutive practice with ankle and rib injuries, respectively. Jackson has often played through injuries and a rib injury is often a pain management issue, so I would not be surprised if he played on Sunday -- provided he practices tomorrow. Ankle sprains are a different matter, though, so Goldson probably shouldn't be counted on.

Josh McCown once again missed practice, which almost certainly means we'll see Mike Glennon start once again regardless of Lovie Smith's feelings on the matter.

As for the Ravens, they seem to be having some offense line problems. Starters Eugene Monroe and Kelechi Osemele missed their second day of practice, while Jeremy Zuttah was limited on Wednesday. That bodes well for the Bucs' defensive line, which has been slowly improving over the past weeks.

INJURY REPORT - Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore - Sunday, October 12, 2014
TAMPA BAY
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Johnthan Banks 27 CB Neck Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Jonathan Casillas 52 LB Hamstring Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Larry English 57 DE Hamstring Limited Participation Limited Participation
Mike Evans 13 WR Groin Limited Participation Limited Participation
Mason Foster 59 LB Shoulder Full Participation Full Participation
Dashon Goldson 38 S Ankle Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Vincent Jackson 83 WR Rib Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Josh McCown 12 QB Right Thumb Did Not Participate Did Not Participate

BALTIMORE
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Marlon Brown 14 WR Pelvis Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Chris Canty 99 DE Wrist Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Matt Elam 26 S Shoulder Did Not Participate Limited Participation
Timmy Jernigan 97 DT Knee Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Eugene Monroe 60 T Knee Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Kelechi Osemele 72 G Knee Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Daryl Smith 51 LB Knee Did Not Participate Limited Participation
Jeremy Zuttah 53 C Ankle Did Not Participate Limited Participation