Good news: Mike Jenkins was back at practice for the first time since the start of training camp, per Rick Brown. It'll be interesting to see whether he or Johnthan Banks will get the nod as a first-team cornerback.
Bad news: Jorvorskie Lane, Louis Murphy, Da'Quan Bowers, Brandon Magee, William Gholston, Rashaan Melvin and Bradley McDougald were still being held out of practice, again per Rick Brown.
Jeff Tedford was still absent, too, sadly. Pewter Report notes that QB coach Marcus Arroyo and Jeff Tedford's son (offensive assistant) were leading offensive meetings in his stead.
Who's the right guard?
No one knows!
Bucs offensive line moved behind a wall during the portion of practice open to the media, so starting guard combo? Couldn't tell ya! #Bucs— JennaLaineBucs (@JennaLaineBucs) September 1, 2014
Incidentally, Pewter Report notes that new guard Garrett Gilkey can also play center. So that explains why they let Josh Allen go instead of Oniel Cousins.
What about the returners?
With Solomon Patton on the practice squad, the Bucs need new returners. Per Rick Stroud, Chris Owusu and Mike James were practicing kick returns, with Bobby Rainey and Robert Herron as the up backs. Meanwhile, Solomon Patton was still handling punt returns, per Roy Cummings. That's a good sign he'll be back on the roster once they place Charles Sims on injured reserve, designated for return.
New jersey numbers!
New updated jersey numbers, for those who ask: Bradley McDougald is wearing 30, Scott Solomon 56, Masifilo (practice squad) 95, Magee 53 ...— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 1, 2014
In addition, the Bucs' official roster lists Garrett Gilkey with number 72.