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Bucs Update Injury Status

No official injury report is required during the preseason, but the Buccaneers made an update available on Sunday


WR Keyshawn Johnson watched from the sidelines for most of Friday's game, but not because he was injured

A National Football League's roster is extra-long in August and, by the nature of training camp, so is it's injury report.

The Buccaneers are no exception; however, the team feels fortunate to be avoiding the lengthy injury, something that can strike without warning during training camp.

Tampa Bay released an injury report on Sunday in anticipation of Thursday's game in Miami. While teams are not required to declare players' injury status for preseason games, the Bucs have made a preliminary assessment on the following players.

FB Mike Alstott: Left hamstring, out. S Ashley Cooper: Right knee, out. RB Jerry Ellison: Right elbow/triceps, out. T Jason Odom: Lower back, out. S Damien Robinson: Hamstring, out. TE Patrick Hape: Right foot, questionable. De Mawuko Tugbenyoh: Left ankle, questionable. TE James Whalen: Left hamstring, questionable. T DeMarcus Curry: Right shoulder, probable. LB Jeff Gooch: Left foot, probable. CB Tarig Holman: Left hamstring, probable. WR Keyshawn Johnson: Left knee, probable. T Pete Pierson: Left hamstring, probable.

During the regular season, questionable indicates that the player has a roughly 50% chance of playing and probable indicates a 75% chance of playing. While those terms in the above report are unofficial and subject to change, they do give a clearer picture of the team's health situation.

The Buccaneers play the Miami Dolphins on Thursday in Miami, with a kickoff time of 7:00 p.m.

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