Wide receiver Vincent Jackson’s absence from practice on Wednesday was described as a rest day, but reports from Thursday’s practice led to concern that the listed hamstring injury could be more of a concern than it seemed.
Beat reporters at the portion of Bucs practice open to the media reported that Jackson was not on the field with his teammates, an absence that seemed to raise the likelihood that the Bucs would face the Bills without their top wideout this weekend. According to Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano, though, Jackson’s early absence didn’t equal a total absence.
Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports that Schiano said Jackson participated in portions of practice and earned a limited designation for the day. Friday will bring an official injury report listing for Jackson for Sunday and questionable seems like a good bet on that front.
Cornerback Darrelle Revis is a safer bet to face Buffalo. He’s participated in practice both days this week after injuring his chest in las weekend’s loss to the Panthers.