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Bucs’ latest injury report rife with receivers

Three receivers, including Julio Jones, didn’t practice Wednesday.
Bucs receiver Julio Jones (6) struggles for yards as Jourdan Lewis (2) makes the tackle during Sunday night's season opener in Arlington, Texas. Jones had three catches for 69 yards in the Bucs' 19-3 triumph.
Bucs receiver Julio Jones (6) struggles for yards as Jourdan Lewis (2) makes the tackle during Sunday night's season opener in Arlington, Texas. Jones had three catches for 69 yards in the Bucs' 19-3 triumph. [ MATT PATTERSON | AP ]
Published Sep. 14|Updated Sep. 14

TAMPA — Five of the six Bucs receivers who suited up for Sunday’s season opener appeared on the initial Week Two injury report, including three who didn’t participate in Wednesday’s indoor practice.

Those sidelined were Russell Gage (hamstring), Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee). Mike Evans, seen at practice with his left calf wrapped, was a limited participant. So was Breshad Perriman (knee).

All finished Sunday night’s game except Godwin (hamstring), who exited just before halftime. When asked following Wednesday’s practice if he had any injury concerns at receiver, coach Todd Bowles said, “Not at this time, no.”

Bowles had no update on the status of Godwin or left tackle Donovan Smith (hyperextended elbow), who also was injured late in the first half Sunday against the Cowboys.

“They’re just getting treatment and we’ll see how it goes at the end of the week,” Bowles said.

If Smith can’t play, veteran Josh Wells would replace him, Bowles said. Wells, 31, stepped in Sunday night and allowed a sack to Micah Parsons on his first full series before settling down.

“We thought he stepped in and did a good job. There are some things we can get better at there, but overall, I thought he did a good job.”

Elsewhere, Tom Brady took Wednesday’s practice off to rest, according to the report. Tailback Leonard Fournette, who had his best game as a Buc (21 carries, 127 yards) Sunday, also was nursing a sore hamstring and was a limited participant.

Tight end tradeoff

The team added journeyman tight end David Wells to the practice squad and released tight end JJ Howland.

A two-time All-Mountain West pick at San Diego State, Wells, 27, has logged stints with seven NFL teams but has appeared in only three career games.

“(I) thought he was an upgrade,” Bowles said, “and he can help us down the line, probably more than JJ at the time, and so we brought him in.”

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