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Revis Misses Practice Again

Posted Nov 28, 2013

Thursday Notes: CB Darrelle Revis sat out a second straight workout with a groin injury but is still considered day-to-day...Plus updated injury reports and a productive Thanksgiving Day practice

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • CB Darrelle Revis did not practice on Thanksgiving and remains day-to-day for Sunday's game in Charlotte
  • The Panthers added WR Steve Smith to their injury report on Thursday
  • The Bucs were able to focus on practice Thursday morning before heading home to their families
Darrelle Revis got only one half of his much-anticipated star-on-star matchup with Detroit's Calvin Johnson last week.  It's not yet clear whether or not Carolina's Steve Smith will be able to avoid Revis Island entirely.

Revis sat out practice on Thursday, making it the second straight workout he's missed since suffering a groin injury near the end of the first half in Detroit.  Revis did not return to that game, but a subsequent MRI examination did not reveal a substantial injury.  Head Coach Greg Schiano referred to Revis as day-to-day on Wednesday, and so far that's as much clarification as is possible in terms of the cornerback's availability on Sunday in Charlotte.

"It might be [a game day decision], I don't know," said Schiano on Thursday.  "We'll know tomorrow.  It is an injury where rest helps it, so we are hopeful. But until you get out there and do it after the rest, you don't know.  So we'll see.  And it could be one of those deals where you go out Sunday and run around and see how it feels."

Meanwhile, the other half of that potentially exciting matchup on Sunday was added to the injury report on Thursday.  Smith did not practice on Thursday due to a knee injury, but running backs Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and Mike Tolbert (knee) improved from no participation on Wednesday to limited work on Thursday.

-- CB D. Revis missed the second half of last Sunday's game with a groin injury
The full injury reports for both teams are below:

Player

Injury

Practice Status

LB Mason Foster

Concussion

Full Participation

LB Adam Hayward

Foot

Full Participation

G Davin Joseph

Knee

Full Participation

G Jamon Meredith

Ankle

Full Participation

G Carl Nicks

Foot

Did Not Participate

CB Darrelle Revis

Groin

Did Not Participate

DT Akeem Spence

Wrist

Full Participation


Player

Injury

Practice Status

LB Chase Blackburn

Foot

Limited Participation

T Jordan Gross

Not Injury Related

Full Participation

TE Ben Hartsock

Knee

Did Not Participate

DE Charles Johnson

Knee

Did Not Participate

G Chris Scott

Knee

Did Not Participate

WR Steve Smith

Knee

Did Not Participate

RB Jonathan Stewart

Ankle

Limited Participation

RB Mike Tolbert

Knee

Limited Participation

RB DeAngelo Williams

Quad

Did Not Participate


* Happy Thanksgiving!

The Buccaneers worked on Thanksgiving, like the rest of their NFL brethren, but the schedule was moved up and shortened somewhat to allow players and coaches to spend a little more time with their families on the holiday.  Despite that potential distraction, Schiano said Thursday's practice was productive.

"It was a good practice: third down [and] red zone install," said the coach.  "Guys worked hard again; I was pleased.  Sometimes when you change the day a little bit and the routine a little bit, you wonder if they're going to [lose focus].  Guys did a really good job, so that was positive.  Darrelle did not practice again, but [it was] good preparation."
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