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A Day Off

A win in Detroit earned Buc players an extra day at home, though injured players must still report for treatment


S John Lynch suffered a quad contusion during Sunday's game but will likely practice this week

The observance of Veteran's Day has given a lot of Americans Monday off.

For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, veterans and rookies alike have found themselves with some extra time for reflection. After the Bucs defeated the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Head Coach Tony Dungy gave the entire team a vacation on Monday.

Generally, the Bucs return to work on Monday following a Sunday game, lifting weights at various times, attending team meetings, watching film to evaluate their last performance and then conducting a brief, late-afternoon practice. Tuesday is then the usual day off.

Buc players will thus enjoy a pair of days off before returning to work on Wednesday to begin preparations for the Chicago Bears' visit next Sunday.

There will be a handful of Bucs at team headquarters on Monday, however, as injured players are required to make an appearance in the training room for treatment and further examination. Those players include:

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