At least one local forecast — the Bucs’ injury outlook for this weekend — appears encouraging at this point.
Left tackle Donovan Smith (elbow) and receivers Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) — all sidelined since the season opener — practiced on a limited basis Wednesday in Miami Gardens, according to Tampa Bay’s initial injury report for the week.
Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (foot) and receiver Breshad Perriman (knee, hamstring) were the only players not to participate in the team’s practice at the Dolphins facility, where it is headquartered while Hurricane Ian passes over west central Florida.
Others limited were rookie defensive lineman Logan Hall (groin) and receiver Russell Gage (hamstring), who needed help off the turf after his touchdown catch in the waning seconds of Sunday’s 14-12 loss to the Packers. Meantime, rookie tight end Cade Otton, away from the team last week following the death of his mother, has returned and practiced.
In other news, rookie receiver Kaylon Geiger cleared waivers and was re-signed to the practice squad. Geiger was promoted to the active roster in time for last week’s game before being waived Monday.
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