Bruce Arians: Tristan Wirfs, Ryan Jensen “progressing nicely”

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The Buccaneers got right tackle Tristan Wirfs and center Ryan Jensen back at practice on Friday, but their availability for Sunday’s game is still uncertain.

After the session, head coach Bruce Arians said the team limited their reps. Both players are dealing with ankle injuries that kept them out of Wednesday and Thursday’s practices.

“They both moved around in the individual drills,” Arians said in his press conference. “We didn’t put them in any team stuff so they wouldn’t get tripped up or anything. It’s still 48 hours and they’re progressing nicely.”

Arians said the Buccaneers will likely take up until inactives are due 90 minutes before the game to make a decision on whether or not Wirfs and Jensen will play.

As for Leonard Fournette, Arians said the running back looked good in practice this week. He’s coming off a hamstring injury that landed him on IR with a few weeks to go in the regular season.

“He didn’t have the setback he had last week, so we’ll wait and see,” Arians said.

The Buccaneers’ full injury report with game statuses will be released later on Friday.

2 responses to “Bruce Arians: Tristan Wirfs, Ryan Jensen “progressing nicely”

  1. Lyin’ Ariens at it again. Most above the board, honest coaches will say something like “he’s out there working and we hope to have him back for Sunday but it’s next man up if he can’t make it”. Ariens will say of a player who just suffered an ACL tear “he’s looking to play on Sunday”, thinking he’s so clever to fool his opponent. Only everyone sees through this lying sack….

    It does get annoying when you have to suffer through an idiot telling you he’s brilliant.

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