Bucs WR Adam Humphries cleared to play Sunday at Cowboys
Bucs WR Adam Humphries, who missed Sunday's game while recovering from a concussion suffered a week earlier in the win at San Diego, was cleared from the league's concussion protocol Thursday morning and can play in the Bucs' game at Dallas on Sunday night.
"I'm ready to go Sunday," Humphries said. "I'm just excited to play. Sunday night football, that's prime time and you don't want to miss those. The platform we have, against a great team in Dallas, it's going to be a fun game and a huge opportunity for our team."
Humphries, a second-year pro out of Clemson, is third on the Bucs with 42 catches for 467 yards and a touchdown, working as the team's primary slot receiver. With him back, the Bucs have another proven target for quarterback Jameis Winston, who leaned heavily on Mike Evans and tight end Cameron Brate last week.
Humphries said this was his first concussion, but that he appreciated the extra steps the NFL has players go through to ensure their safety before they are cleared.
"I think it's awesome what the NFL is doing," Humphries said. "With all the steps you have to go through, passing the baseline, practicing, (checking) how you feel and finally going to the neurologist and getting cleared. I think it's cool, and in the long run it's going to help out."