The Tampa Bay Buccaneers welcomed back defensive tackle Warren Sapp (low back pain) and running back Warrick Dunn (left hamstring strain) to practice today. Sapp's MRI concluded that he had a narrowing of the spine, causing swelling in his back. He hadn't practiced since last Tuesday and did not play in the Bucs' 17-7 win over Kansas City.
"I took a couple of hits today and I felt fine," said Sapp after the Bucs' practice. "It was a good practice; I'm feeling good and I'll be ready to play tomorrow."
Dunn, who participated in selected offensive drills, felt good physically after his first practice in more than three weeks.
"I'm doing fine," said Dunn after the afternoon practice. "I'm just trying to get more reps. This is the best that I have felt in a while. My knee felt stiff when I was beginning to run, but I felt better as I continued on. My hamstring also felt fine."
Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy noted that both players had a good day of practice.
"Warren did fine today and went through the whole practice, while Warrick participated in selected drills and got some light work done today."
INJURY UPDATE Pos. Player L/R Location Injury Practice G Frank Middleton Neck Strain Out CB Floyd Young R Hamstring Strain Out RB Warrick Dunn L Hamstring Strain Limited DT Tyoka Jackson L Turf Toe Questionable S Eric Vance Hamstring Strain Limited