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Doug Martin still absent, Buccaneers set for committee backfield

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will approach their backfield as a committee.

Jason Miller

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a lot more healthy today than they had been in weeks past. Anthony Collins, Michael Johnson and Alterraun Verner returned to practice on a limited basis, signaling that they should be ready to pay on Sunday. Doug Martin was still absent, however.

Meanwhile, quarterbacks coach and de facto offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo said today that they wouldn't take  a bell-cow approach to the Tampa Bay backfield. In other words, we're likely to see a rotation between Bobby Rainey, Charles Sims and Doug Martin -- with the latter's participation obviously depending on his health.

Gerald McCoy was absent with a groin injury, but Lovie Smith said that he should be able to play on Sunday.

Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation
Anthony Collins 73 T Foot Limited Participation
Demar Dotson 69 T Neck Limited Participation
Michael Johnson 90 DE Hand Limited Participation
Doug Martin 22 RB Ankle Did Not Participate
Josh McCown 12 QB Back Full Participation
Gerald McCoy 93 DT Groin Did Not Participate
Luke Stocker 88 TE Hip Limited Participation
Alterraun Verner 21 CB Hamstring Limited Participation

Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation
Ryan Clark 25 S Shoulder Full Participation
Robert Griffin III 10 QB Ankle Full Participation
Ryan Kerrigan 91 LB Wrist Full Participation
Logan Paulsen 82 TE Foot/Hamstring Limited Participation
Silas Redd Jr. 32 RB Back Full Participation
Keenan Robinson 52 LB Shoulder Full Participation