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Johnthan Banks, Mike Williams have hamstring injuries


As training-camp injuries go, the Buccaneers could have it a lot worse.  Still, it’s hardly ideal when a pair of key players have hamstring injuries.

According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, cornerback Johnthan Banks missed Friday’s practice with the Buccaneers due to a hamstring injury.  During Friday’s practice, receiver Mike Williams (pictured) suffered one, too.

Both are deemed to be minor, but the timetable for their return isn’t known.

“Mike will always tell you he’ll be back tomorrow [because] he’d come back today if you let him, but we’ll see,” coach Greg Schiano said.  “As for Johnathan, maybe Monday.  I don’t know for sure.”

With Eric Wright gone, the Bucs need Banks to continue to fight for the starting job across from Darrelle Revis.  Williams, who recently signed a big-money extension, is entrenched as the team’s No. 2 wideout.

At least they’re not alone.  The Bucs have a variety of small injuries that Schiano called “general strains of camp.”

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5 Responses to “Johnthan Banks, Mike Williams have hamstring injuries”
  1. bucrightoff says: Aug 2, 2013 1:57 PM

    A name worth keeping an eye on is Rashaan Melvin, UDFA from Northern Illinois. He’s been having a great camp apparently, and he’s got the length (6’2) that can be a huge asset.

  2. evilglazers666 says: Aug 2, 2013 2:00 PM

    Toes on the line! Let’s join the fighting! We will blow up your victory formation when we are loosing 55-0 again! Kill the head! Go Bucs!

  3. koolaidcircusbeast says: Aug 2, 2013 3:17 PM


    “We will blow up your victory formation when we are loosing 55-0 again!” ???

    Only victory formations blown up were within a single score and the game within reach of a turnover. You’ve got no credibility, Panthers fan.

  4. swampcannons says: Aug 2, 2013 10:42 PM


    The correct spelling is losing. As in, the Panthers will be losing 2 more games to the Bucs in the upcoming season. They will then be losing a head coach when Rivera is canned. Make sure to come back when the Bucs are romping the NFCS.

  5. mjmistretta says: Aug 3, 2013 10:37 AM

    If we can stay healthy. We will be a top ten defense

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