Chris Godwin is again in pads.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers broad receiver took the follow subject Friday for the primary time since tearing his ACL late final season. Godwin wore a brace on his surgically repaired knee as he participated in particular person place drills and acquired passes.
“Its good to see him on the market,” mentioned coach Todd Bowles, who mentioned Godwin is a good distance from returning to a full routine. “We’re not getting our hopes up.”
The veteran’s presence on Friday suggests a restoration timeline that is forward of schedule based mostly on when he sustained the knee damage (Dec. 19), which included a torn MCL. Tampa anticipated Godwin again throughout coaching camp by warding off the bodily unable to carry out listing. The membership’s confidence in his restoration was furthered this offseason with a brand new three-year, $60 million contract.
Whereas Godwin’s presence was reassuring, Bucs WR Mike Evans left Friday’s follow early. Bowles mentioned he might have tweaked his hamstring, which appears to be a reoccurring situation throughout camp for the veteran. Bowles additionally introduced that Tom Brady was excused from Friday’s follow however could not assure the quarterback’s return for Saturday.