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WR Chris Godwin is in concussion protocol

A Wednesday development.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp
Chris Godwin is the Bucs’ leading receiver after Week 1.
Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

A week after dealing with Mike Evans’ hamstring issue, the Bucs have a new injury hill to climb with their other Pro Bowl receiver, Chris Godwin.

Via Zoom, head coach Bruce Arians confirmed to reporters that the fourth-year receiver was placed in the league’s concussion protocol on Wednesday after he began to experience delayed on-set symptoms. This doesn’t mean Godwin officially has a concussion, but it does mean that he will have to go through the NFL’s clearance process —and pass, obviously— in order to play against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

“Chris Godwin is in the concussion protocol,” Arians said after Wednesday’s practice. “He did not show any symptoms Monday or Tuesday and then showed up today with some, so we’re gonna be very, very cautious with that.”

Godwin didn’t practice Wednesday. He currently leads the Bucs in both receptions and yards with six receptions and 79 yards.

Stay tuned for updates.