Injury updates! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got back to practicing today, after the debacle that was Thursday Night Football against the Atlanta Falcons.
So, good news: Gerald McCoy was back at practice. Bad news: defensive ends William Gholston and Michael Johnson were out, as was Mason Foster. All of that per Roy Cummings. Johnson was technically active against the Falcons, but only played six snaps. Gholston may have suffered a setback as he did play a decent amount on Thursday, while Foster is still dealing with a shoulder injury that kept him out of the last game. Lovie Smith wouldn't give us any details on those injuries, for now.
Having McCoy back would be crucial in producing any kind of pressure on the quarterback, while getting Michael Johnson healthy would certainly help, too. Mason Foster may be able to help fix some of the basic lineup issues the Bucs had against the Falcons, but it doesn't look like he'll play.
One thing Lovie Smith would said was that Jeff Tedford wasn't with the team today, but he's getting better. Tedford was reportedly targeting a week four return to playcalling duties, which would be right about now.
Meanwhile, the Bucs worked out quarterback Terrelle Pryor and receivers Juron Kriner and Louis Murphy, Jr., per Rick Stroud. The Bucs also released Rashaan Melvin with an injury settlement, and released cornerback Kimario McFadden from the practice squad.