McCoy practices for first time since hand injury
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy, sidelined from practice since he injured his left hand in Sunday's loss at the Colts, returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday, keeping the door open for him to play in Sunday's home game against the Falcons.
McCoy, who said he underwent a "small procedure" on the hand, was back at practice Friday, though two key defensive ends remain sidelined in starter Jacquies Smith (hamstring) and backup George Johnson (calf). LB Bruce Carter, who has been in the league's concussion protocol since Sunday's game, was back at practice in a limited capacity; it's unclear whether he's been cleared for full contact.
The Bucs are still waiting for TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) to be cleared for contact -- he's now missed nine games -- but other injuries from earlier in the week appear to be resolved, with WR Vincent Jackson (knee), OT Gosder Cherilus (knee), OC Joe Hawley (neck) and TE Luke Stocker (back) all practicing Friday.