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Allen's back -- sort of




Free safety Will Allen, right, who underwent surgery last week on his fractured left thumb, returned to practice Tuesday morning at Bucs camp on a limited basis. He still hasn't been cleared to play on Friday and is still wearing a hard cast. The doctors still won't allow him to have contact, which is frustrating for a player who prides himself on his physical play.

Elsewhere, right tackle Kenyatta Walker continues to sit out with a knee injury, as well as guard Toniu Fonoti (ankle) who is close to making his return.

There's also been a bit of shuffling among the linemen who are healthy. Jeb Terry, who had been taking snaps as the first-team right guard, spent much of Tuesday at left guard where Dan Buenning is the incumbent starter. That opens the door for Davin Joseph to get a crack at the starting lineup. Or, it could just be a temporary move. Let's see what happens in the afternoon session.

Stay tuned.

Times photo by Brendan Fitterer; click to enlarge.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:42pm]


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