The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been patiently waiting for Chris Godwin to make a full recovery from the torn ACL he suffered back in December of last year.
A big update was provided on Wednesday when the Buccaneers released not just the first injury report before their matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, but the first injury report of their 2022 season.
Said update is Godwin’s listing as a full participant in practice. Godwin hasn’t been fully cleared, yet, and he was in a non-contact jersey on Wednesday, but the fact that he’s able to partake in all team activities is a big step in the right direction.
Regarding other players: running back Giovani Bernard, wide receiver Russell Gage, defensive back Logan Ryan, and All-Pro right tackle Tristan Wirfs were all listed as limited participants.
Wide receiver Julio Jones and rookie cornerback Zyon McCollum were the only non-participants and Jones’ “absence” was listed as non-football related, which likely means veteran’s rest day.
Outside of Wirfs’ limited participation, the next biggest takeaway from the Buccaneers’ first injury report is the fact that neither center Robert Hainsey nor offensive lineman Nick Leverett are on the report.
That has to be a big relief for a Buccaneers team that has dealt with some big-time injuries along the offensive line.
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