The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope to get a few injured players back this week for their Sunday road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and their Wednesday injury report reveals that will indeed likely happen.
Practicing fully Wednesday were running back Doug Martin (knee), wide receiver Vincent Jackson (wrist) and defensive end William Gholston (shoulder). Martin is expected to see his first action Sunday against the Steelers after injuring a knee in the regular-season opener against the Carolina Panthers.
Limited Wednesday were defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (hand) and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. McCoy, who missed the Buccaneers Thursday night game against the Atlanta Falcons with a broken hand, hopes to play against the Steelers Sunday.
“I’ll just do what I can do,” McCoy said Wednesday. “Hopefully, I’ll be out there Sunday. Anybody that’s been around me knows that when Sunday comes, I turn into a wild man. So whether I’ve got one hand, half a hand or no hands, I’m going to give it all I’ve got.”
Sitting out Wednesday were defensive end Michael Johnson (ankle), linebacker Mason Foster (shoulder) and quarterback Josh McCown (thumb).
With McCown currently sidelined, several expect second-year quarterback Mike Glennon to get the start Sunday against the Steelers.