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Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin lines up against Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins
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Chris Godwin cleared to play against the Broncos

Godwin cleared concussion protocol and will be available for Week 3

After three potential Tom Brady touchdown dimes were missed without clear reason, it’s a relief to hear that the 2020 Pro Bowl wide receiver will be suiting up against the Denver Broncos (0-2) in week 3. Chris Godwin got the clearance today to rejoin his team after missing the week 2 contest against Carolina.

Godwin and Brady had a solid connection in week 1 against the Saints, giving Mike Evans the light load he needed to fully recover from his hamstring injury. The improved connection with Evans and Brady in week 3 is scary to think how dangerous this dynamic duo could be when they’re at their full potential.

Now having both weapons at his disposal, the Bucs offense should be expected to be a nightmare for the Broncos to defend against.

Godwin suffered the concussion after a helmet-to-helmet collision with Saints strong safety D.J. Swearinger during the 4th quarter. Evan Winters of Bucs Nation reported he entered concussion protocol on Wednesday.

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.

Head Coach Bruce Arians commented on the injury designation 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.

As Coach Arians eluded to, the coaching staff obviously wanted to remain as cautious as possible, so they downgraded him to being out on Saturday for Sundays game against the Panthers. This meant that Brady had to start his first two games as a Buccaneer without his two best receivers in full health.

The Bucs are gearing up to face the 0-2 Denver Broncos. The Bucs are favored by 6 points against a struggling Broncos offense who lost against Tennessee and Pittsburgh. Godwin’s return could spell a remarkable week 3 for the Bucs, but we’ll see how they hold up in the colder temps and higher elevation, which is sure to be an equalizer.

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