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Injured Bucs players are trending in the right direction ahead of Super Bowl LV

Antoine Winfield Jr. went as far as to say he’s a go for Sunday

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Bucs safety Antoine Winfield Jr. is planning on playing in Super Bowl LV.
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In today’s press conference, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach Bruce Arians was asked about the statuses of Jordan Whitehead (shoulder/knee), Antonio Brown (knee), and Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle). As reported by Jenna Laine of ESPN, he said they practiced today but were still limited.

The first positive signs came in yesterday as they were participants in a Super Bowl walk-through, but Arians stressed they were still not ready at that point. Although it was a step in the right direction, today’s report is even more promising.

When Antonio Brown was asked about his injury, he simply said he’s going through the process, but all arrows are pointing up as reported on by our James Yarcho and Tampa Bay Times Rick Stroud.

The best news all day is with Antoine Winfield Jr. He was asked about his ankle, and he says “It’s 100% go,” and he is going to play. This is exactly what Bucs fans and the team wanted to hear at the halfway point of game week.

I think the biggest question still remains with Jordan Whitehead's status. Arians said he was at practice, but only in a non-contact jersey.

It seems to me Whitehead’s injury is likely the more serious of all, so it’s a wait and see situation at this time. We hope to hear more positive news coming out of the AdventHealth Training Center tomorrow, as Super Bowl LV practices and media sessions continue.