Lions At Buccaneers: Tampa Bay Begins 2011 Season In Relatively Good Shape Injury-Wise

We're a little over 36 hours from the start of the 2011 NFL season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fresh off a surprising 10-6 season in 2010, Raheem Morris and his young Buccaneers have their sights set on taking the next step forward in 2011, which of course means contending for a coveted and elusive playoff berth. There's plenty of reasons to be hopeful about the Bucs' chances this year, but an important one that we all hope holds true is the limited number of injuries sustained so far this offseason and preseason. That can change from week to week, but heading into Week 1, Tampa Bay's roster is relatively intact and healthy. 

Let's take a quick look at the Friday end-of-week practice and injury reports for both the Buccaneers and their Week 1 opponent, the Detroit Lions

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Status Report

OUT

CB Myron Lewis (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE

LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring)

PROBABLE

C Ted Larsen (ankle)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

CB Myron Lewis (ankle)

Thursday

CB Myron Lewis (ankle), TE Kellen Winslow (not injury related)

Friday

CB Myron Lewis (ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring)

Thursday

LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring)

Friday

LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

C Ted Larsen (ankle)

Thursday

C Ted Larsen (ankle)

Friday

C Ted Larsen (ankle)

DETROIT LIONS

Status Report

OUT

DT Nick Fairley (foot), T Jason Fox (foot), CB Alphonso Smith (foot)

PROBABLE

DT Andre Fluellen (hand), RB Maurice Morris (hand)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

DT Nick Fairley (foot), T Jason Fox (foot), DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (not injury related)

Thursday

DT Nick Fairley (foot), T Jason Fox (foot)

Friday

DT Nick Fairley (foot), T Jason Fox (foot)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

CB Alphonso Smith (foot)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

DT Andre Fluellen (hand), RB Maurice Morris (hand)

Thursday

DT Andre Fluellen (hand), RB Maurice Morris (hand), CB Alphonso Smith (foot)

Friday

DT Andre Fluellen (hand), RB Maurice Morris (hand), CB Alphonso Smith (foot)

For more Bucs coverage leading up to Sunday afternoon's game, visit Bucs Nation. 

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