Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs get good news on injury front: DeSean Jackson, Jason Pierre-Paul return to practice

TAMPA — DeSean Jackson does everything fast, including heal.
The Bucs receiver, who sustained a concussion and shoulder injury in Sunday's 48-40 win at New Orleans, returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday.

The Bucs also welcomed back DE Jason Pierre-Paul, who missed Wednesday's practice with a right knee injury. Pierre-Paul, G Caleb Benenoch (knee) and LT Donovan Smith (knee) were also limited.

Jackson had one of his best games as a pro Sunday, catching five passes for 146 yards, including touchdowns of 58 and 36 yards. He injured his shoulder on the first TD. The concussion came after a 35-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter didn't know why Jackson and Fitzpatrick were able to connect so often for so many explosive pass plays Sunday.

"That's a good question. I'm really not sure what the answer to that is," Koetter said. "We were trying to get DeSean more involved last year, we just weren't successful at it. He came out and had a really strong camp as far as his work ethic. Him putting in the commitment to getting better at it and the quarterbacks as well. We're off to a good start."

Pierre-Paul injured his knee during a running play in the first quarter but finished the game.

Cornerback Brent Grimes (groin) and defensive tackle Vita Vea (calf) did not practice.

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