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Goldson thinks he'll play Monday against Dolphins

Bucs safety Dashon Goldson missed the last two games with a left knee injury.


Bucs safety Dashon Goldson missed the last two games with a left knee injury.



Bucs safety Dashon Goldson, who missed the last two games with a left knee injury, is optimistic he'll be able to return Monday night against the Dolphins.

Goldson has practiced the last couple days, encouraged with how his knee has progressed since injuring it Oct. 20 against the Falcons.

"I'm feeling really good," Goldson said. "It's my first week really back, felt good to be out there with my teammates. It's a lot better than I thought it'd be. Working the kinks out a little bit."

Goldson said he thinks he'll be able to play Monday, only if he can be full-go.

"If I'm going to play, I'm going to play all the way," Goldson said.

Goldson said it was tough having to stay back in Tampa Bay and watch the team's 27-24 overtime loss to the Seahawks in Seattle Sunday. "I almost jumped through that TV screen," he quipped.

But patience, it appears, it might work out for Goldson, despite it not being easy to miss games.

"It was frustrating due to the fact where we are as far as the team and our record and wanting to be out there," Goldson said. "I knew we had to take it day by day at a time, making sure I was healthy so I wouldn't be out there hurting the team being on the football field."

In other injury news, right guard Davin Joseph, who was held out of Wednesday's practice for a planned rest day, returned Thursday and should be good to go. Running back Doug Martin (left shoulder) did not participate as the team still tries to decide whether he'll be able to play or not.  Sounds like that decision could come soon.

"It's going to be a medical decision," Schiano said.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 7, 2013 3:26pm]


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