The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will probably see the return of running back Doug Martin, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, per Scott Smith. Martin has practiced fully all week long, while Seferian-Jenkins was limited throughoutA, but should suit up for the first time since week one. The rookie tight end was set to be a focal point for the Tampa Bay offense, which seems to prefer running multi-tight end sets.
Doug Martin should get back his starting job, despite Bobby Rainey's productive play. Rainey has struggled with fumbles, but is likely to still see significant work on passing downs.
Quarterback Josh McCown will officially be listed as doubtful, but after missing the full week of practice, Mike Glennon is almost certain to start. Two players who won't be in for the Bucs are linebacker Mason Foster and defensive end Larry English. Foster is still recovering from a shoulder injury and will be replaced by Dane Fletcher, who was inconsistent in his debut against the Falcons.
English mostly replaced Michael Johnson the past few weeks, as Johnson hasn't been healthy since the second snap of the regular season. He is likely to play, but it's not clear how much he'll be able to do: he only managed six plays last week. One key player who returns to help Johnson: Gerald McCoy, who has been limited with a hand injury but appears to be on track to play as well.
|Josh McCown||QB||Right Thumb||DNP||DNP||DNP||Doubtful|
|Player||Pos.||Injury||Wed. Participation||Thurs. Participation||Fri. Participation||Game Status|
|Brett Keisel||DE||Not Injury Related||DNP||full||full||Probable|
|Heath Miller||TE||Not Injury Related||DNP||full||full||Probable|
|Troy Polamalu||S||Not Injury Related||DNP||full||full||Probable|
|Ben Roethlisberger||QB||Not Injury Related||limited||Probable|