Buccaneers’ Chris Godwin returned to practice for the first time since tearing his ACL and MCL

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got some good news on Friday, as wide receiver Chris Godwin returned to practice for the first time since tearing his ACL and MCL during the team’s Week 15 loss to the New Orleans Saints last season. Godwin was spotted by on-site reporters at Bucs training camp earlier in the day, who then videotaped him participating in the team’s wide receiver drills.

NFL Network noted that Godwin’s participation in Friday’s practice allowed him to “According to the timesIn his return from injury, it appears to indicate that he may not necessarily be back on the field full-time sooner than previously expected. Godwin had surgery to repair the injury on Jan. 3, making it nearly seven months. He operated.

Godwin was not listed as physically able to perform at the start of camp, indicating Tampa’s confidence that he will be able to practice again during the early part of camp. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be fully involved in the Buccaneers’ Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys (who, it should be noted, have a receiver recovering from an ACL tear. , although Michael Gallup seems to be at least a few weeks behind Godwin).

Godwin looks like he should be able to avoid starting the regular season on the PUP list, though, assuming he doesn’t suffer a concussion in the next few weeks. A return to the fold within the first month or so of the regular season seems realistic. The Bucs also have the luxury of being able to add Mike Evans back into the lineup thanks to the presence of Mike Evans as well as the free agent signings of Russell Gage and Julio Jones.