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Notes: Bucs DE Clayborn limited with hip injury



Starting defensive end Adrian Clayborn was added to the Bucs' official injury list Thursday, with the team saying he was limited in practice due to a hip injury. He was not listed on the injury report Wednesday.

Starting guard Carl Nicks again had limited participation as he returns from a foot injury and MRSA infection. Cornerback Rashaan Melvin (hamstring) had full participation Thursday after being limited, and FB Erik Lorig (calf), who missed the Jets game, fully participated again Thursday. CB Michael Adams (knee) is now listed as out, and TE Tom Crabtree (ankle) did not participate.

OBSERVING LATER: Bucs offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, who is Jewish, said in past seasons he has observed 25 hours of fasting for the holiday of Yom Kippur, even if it comes during the day before an NFL game, as it does his weekend, from sundown tonight to nightfall Saturday.

"I always fast, but I think this year I'm going to have to postpone it," said Carimi, who has been battling a cold and expects to observe the holiday next week. "I've fasted on the day before a game, but it was different circumstances. It was a night game in Wisconsin rather than a 4 o'clock game in Tampa."

WORK IN PROGRESS: Former Gators running back and Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps continues to practice with the team -- he was among the players fielding kickoffs Thursday -- but Greg Schiano reiterated that they'll likely take full use of his two-week roster exemption before any transaction is made.

"Could he (play)? Sure, anybody can throw on a helmet and shoulder pads and go out. But I think that wouldn't be prudent," Schiano said. "The guy hasn't played football in, I don't know how long, over a year maybe. We'll get those two weeks ...then we have to make some decisions."

Demps said Thursday that he hasn't even talked to coaches about a specific position, working on returns and getting himself in football shape.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:46pm]


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