We already broke to you the news of Carlton Davis III a couple of days ago when we were told the results of his MRI: Quad Strain | 2-4 weeks. Bruce Arians seemed to, in part, confirm this at AdventHealth Training Center on Wednesday. “It’s a quad injury – pulled muscle.” The Bucs head coach isn’t sure of a timeline stating that he really didn’t know when Davis III would return. He could become a precautionary situation as we head towards the latter half of the season. However, there is some good news out there, Davis III himself believes he will return sooner than anyone thinks. ( Seen here ). Also seen was Mike Edwards’ story on Instagram showing Davis III strutting around the locker room on Wednesday seemingly without issue. He may, in fact, be back sooner than you think — The guy is tough as nails.
Jamel Dean returned to practice but was limited, and Antonie Winfield, Jr. could be out this week due to concussion protocols, but Bruce Arians has a plan at safety just in case he can’t return. “Mike [Edwards] and Jordan [Whitehead] will start at safety if Antoine [Winfield] can’t come back. We’ll just see how the week plays out, but we have enough guys. We’ll be more than ready.”
We have no word on Sean Murphy-Bunting other than Bruce Arians saying he won’t be back anytime soon, so that’s all anyone can go on for right now. One thing is for sure, Murphy-Bunting will not play this week.
The Bucs play Miami this week at home in Raymond James Stadium, and we really could use some of the secondary guys the Bucs are missing. Don’t let the Dolphins record fool you; they have very capable wideouts and a guy who can get them the ball — doesn’t mean the Bucs will lose; it just means the team and fans can’t look at the record, thinking “cakewalk”.