It was reported earlier in July that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were hopeful star wide receiver Chris Godwin would be ready to go by Week 1 of the regular season.

For those unfamiliar with the situation, Godwin tore his ACL in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints and didn’t have surgery until January 3. The typical, overall recovery time for a torn ACL is around 9-12 months, so, it’s easy to see why the optimism of Godwin returning by Week 1 is a huge deal.

Well, the Buccaneers had to be elated when they figured out that they weren’t going to place Godwin on the PUP list. Neither the active one nor the reserve one.

The Tampa Bay Times‘ Rick Stroud broke the news Tuesday that Godwin wasn’t going to suffer any current setback when it comes to the possibility of Week 1, and, he’s been cleared to participate in training camp.

And, as a bonus, star linebacker Lavonte David has been cleared for camp, too. But, per Stroud, the Buccaneers will be cautious with both. Which makes total sense.

Now, granted, Tuesday’s news doesn’t mean Godwin is guaranteed to play Week 1. But, he should return before Week 6. Unless the Buccaneers made a mistake when it comes to his evaluation.

An Active/PUP destination for Godwin would’ve certainly gone against the Buccaneers’ previous hopes, but fortunately, things didn’t turn out that way.

It’ll be interesting to see how things go moving forward. And most importantly, tomorrow, when training camp officially kicks off.

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