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Buccaneers' Antonio Bryant a long shot to play Sunday



UPDATE, 12:49 p.m.: Bryant has been classified as "doubtful for Sunday's game after not practicing in any capacity today.

"He did nothing today," coach Raheem Morris just told reporters. "Right now he's doubtful for this game, but he could possibly show up and run around full speed like we know (number) 89 can do. We just have to see."

11:29 a.m.: Unless WR Antonio Bryant's left knee makes a dramatic improvement, the Bucs expect him to miss Sunday's game at Buffalo.

The team has not indicated publicly how likely Bryant is to see action in the game, but privately they are deeply concerned about his injury. Bryant underwent arthroscopic surgery last month and it's possible he did too much too soon on his sore joint.

He is not participating in this morning's practice here at One Buc Place. His status (questionable, doubtful, etc.) will be determined after the workout, but players who miss Friday's light workouts often don't play on Sunday.

The Bucs would likely use rookie Sammie Stroughter extensively in Bryant's absence. We'll update you further after practice's conclusion.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:41pm]


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