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The Bucs list WR Chris Godwin (knee) as questionable for Sunday night's game vs. the Cowboys. He put in full practices on Wednesday and Friday, taking Thursday off. HC Todd Bowles said Friday morning that Godwin will be a game-time decision. Expect him to be limited if he does suit up, so Godwin isn't a recommended Week 1 fantasy play.

Bucs WR Russell Gage (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's opener vs. the Cowboys. He remained limited in practice all week after injuring his hamstring on August 10. We'll look for an update on Gage's status on Sunday morning but won't get the Bucs' inactives until 7 pm ET. Gage will carry elevated risk if he does end up playing vs. Dallas.

Bucs WR Russell Gage (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice. We'll see what he's able to do tomorrow and how he's listed on the final injury report for Sunday night's opener vs. the Cowboys.

The Dolphins upgraded RB Chase Edmonds (groin) to full practice participation Thursday. That suggests he should be ready to go without limits Sunday. We'll continue to watch for confirmation on that. We have Edmonds low in RB2 range in our Week 1 fantasy football rankings.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin said Thursday that he expects to be a game-time decision for Sunday night's opener against the Cowboys. He didn't practice on Thursday, but it sounds like it was a planned rest day. We'll continue to track Godwin's status, but he shouldn't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans. He'll likely be limited if he does suit up this weekend.

Bucs WR Russell Gage (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. HC Todd Bowles said a few days ago that Gage is "on track" to play vs. the Cowboys on Sunday night, but it'd be nice to see him get in a full practice after missing about 3 weeks in August with a hamstring injury.

Dolphins RB Chase Edmonds (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice. It's the first we've heard of the injury. We're still tentatively expecting Edmonds to play vs. the Patriots on Sunday, but we'll keep an eye on his status over the next few days. Edmonds' absence would turn Raheem Mostert into Miami's lead back.

The Buccaneers listed WR Chris Godwin as a full practice participant Wednesday, 2 days after he shed the brace on his repaired knee. Although the wideout has yet to commit to playing in the regular-season opener, this sure seems to point to him being on the field. Just how much time he spends on the field, however, might remain in question until the game plays out.

Buccaneers WR Julio Jones landed on the 2nd team on Tampa Bay's initial "unofficial" depth chart of the regular season. That puts him behind WRs Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Russell Gage. We'll exactly what that means as we move toward and then see the opener. Barring 1 of the top 3 being ruled out for Week 1, though, Jones will be a risky opening-week fantasy option.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (knee) was non-committal on his Week 1 availability on a recent podcast appearance. "I don't think any of us know that yet," Godwin said when asked if he'll play vs. the Cowboys. "I would imagine I have the final say. It's going to come down to feel. Because I understand what I'm capable of doing on the field when healthy. But I also understand what I'm capable of pushing through. ... In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter that much. I would love to be there for the entire season, but I think what's more important is being there for the second half of the season." We get the feeling that Godwin is leaning against playing Week 1, but we'll continue to keep a close eye on him.

Rachaad White is listed as the Bucs' #2 RB on the Week 1 depth chart. It's not a surprise after White was the 2nd RB to hit the field in the preseason finale -- but the confirmation is nice. We're still not expecting White to see enough action behind a healthy Fournette to be a reliable fantasy play. But a Fournette injury would turn White into a high-upside starter.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin practiced without a brace on his surgically repaired knee on Monday. It's another positive step in his recovery from last year's torn ACL. Godwin's status for the season opener remains uncertain, but we're definitely expecting to see him out there by the end of September.

Bucs WR Russell Gage (hamstring) is "on track" to play vs. the Cowboys next weekend, HC Todd Bowles said. Gage missed about 3 weeks with a hamstring injury but got back on the practice field on Thursday. With WR Chris Godwin still working his way back from last year's torn ACL, Gage figures to open the season as 1 of Tampa's top 3 WRs, along with Mike Evans and Julio Jones.

As expected, the Buccaneers have re-signed DB Logan Ryan. They released the vet earlier this week to leave room for C Ryan Jensen on the regular-season roster so he could be designated to return from IR. It looks like Ryan will come in behind S Antoine Winfield Jr. and S Mike Edwards in playing time.

Bucs insider Rick Stroud gives WR Chris Godwin (knee) a 55% chance to play in the season opener vs. the Cowboys. It's just a guess -- but it's an educated guess and worth noting. Godwin shouldn't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans. But if he plays and looks good, he could be an option as early as Week 2.

The Buccaneers are releasing S Logan Ryan, but multiple reports say they expect to re-sign him. Tampa needs a spot on the regular-season roster for C Ryan Jensen so they can put him on IR but with eligibility to return during the year. Because Ryan is a veteran, he's not subject to waivers and can thus choose to wait and re-sign with the team. We'll watch to confirm, but we're expecting Ryan to return and start for the Bucs.

Bucs QB Tom Brady said WR Julio Jones is "really easy to have chemistry with" after Saturday night's preseason game. "Elite wide receiver," Brady said of Jones. The duo connected for a 20-yard gain on their only series of the final exhibition. With WR Russell Gage still sidelined with his hamstring injury -- and WR Chris Godwin coming off his torn ACL -- Jones could open the season with a big role.

Bucs OC Byron Leftwich praised RB Rachaad White on Wednesday. "He's a man's man,” Leftwich said. “To be a young guy, he's really thorough. He's really aware, really smart and plays the game in a physical way. He takes notes like a quarterback. He's a real smart kid that has an understanding and feel for football.” NFL insider Albert Breer tweeted Wednesday that the rookie “will have a role,” adding that White “might be the best pass-game RB” Tom Brady’s had in Tampa Bay. There’s certainly PPR intrigue, especially if you can roster White as an RB5.

NFL insider Albert Breer tweeted Wednesday that Buccaneers WR Julio Jones “is playing fast, looks smooth [and] has clicked with Tom Brady.” Breer recently visited Bucs camp and observed the coaching staff limiting Jones’ practice reps. (No surprise there.) Despite injury risk, the veteran is an intriguing bench stash alongside Brady.

Bucs WR Mike Evans was back on the practice field on Monday, about 2-and-a-half weeks after hurting a hamstring. HC Todd Bowles said Evans did "a little bit," so it sounds like he was limited. We'll keep an eye on his progress. But, barring a setback, he should be ready to roll come Week 1.

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