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Galloway, Askew likely out



The Bucs are likely to line up without WR Joey Galloway for the second week in a row, with coach Jon Gruden admitting today the veteran is a long shot to play against the Packers on Sunday.

Galloway missed last week's game at Chicago, too, with a foot sprain.

Also, FB B.J. Askew (hamstring) appears unlikely to play this week. In fact, the Bucs are concerned about the injury lingering for a while. They have not moved to acquire another fullback but expect to see Byron Storer on Sunday.

The prognosis on G Davin Joseph is a bit trickier. He returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since breaking his foot last month. But after testing it during that workout, Joseph was more limited in practice the following day, seemingly having a setback.

As of now, Gruden hasn't said whether Joseph is a go or not, but he certainly seems to have doubts.

"He's on the way to recovery," Gruden said of Joseph. "I don't know that he's totally there yet. . . Right now, his status is still up in the air."

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:12pm]


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