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Buccaneers to get Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy, Austin Seferian-Jenkins back from injuries

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are likely to see a number of key players return from injury this week.

Cliff McBride

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.

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Thurs. Fri. Game Status
Larry English DE Hamstring DNP DNP Out
Mason Foster LB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
William Gholston DE Shoulder full full full Probable
Vincent Jackson WR Wrist full full full Probable
Michael Johnson DE Ankle DNP limited limited Questionable
Doug Martin RB Knee full full full Probable
Josh McCown QB Right Thumb DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Gerald McCoy DT Hand limited limited limited Probable
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Ankle limited limited limited Probable
Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Dri Archer RB Ankle full full full Probable
Ramon Foster G Ankle full full limited Questionable
Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Illness DNP full full Probable
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
Ryan Shazier LB Knee Out Out Out Out
Ike Taylor CB Forearm Out Out Out Out