Postscripts — Thursday update

Postscripts is my official Bucs blog, with injury reports, breaking news, opinion and story links. Today is Thanksgiving, but the Bucs are working to prepare for Sunday's game, so there's plenty of news — and plenty of Thanks from players like Earnest Graham and Greg White.

Injury update, 5:43 p.m.

It does not appear as if we'll get a transcript today. The Bucs probably had a short workout today so their players could spend the rest of the day with their families.

Here is the injury report for Wednesday — Bucs: Out — DE Greg Spires (calf); Did not participate in practice — FB B.J. Askew (ankle), RB Michael Pitman (ankle); Full participation in practice — WR Michael Clayton (ankle), RB Earnest Graham (ankle). Redskins: Out — OL Randy Thomas (triceps); Did not participate in practice — DL Cornelius Griffin (foot), S Sean Taylor (knee), WR James Thrash (ankle), RB Mike Sellers (back), OL Stephon Heyer (illness); Limited participation in practice —WR Santana Moss (heel), OL Todd Wade (knee); Full participation in practice — RB Ladell Betts (illness), OL Pete Kendall (ankle), WR Antwaan Randle El (chest), LB London Fletcher (ribs).

Bucs DE Patrick Chukwurah came off the injury report today. And that's two days without Taylor in practice for the Redskins. That could be bad news for them on Sunday.

Practice squad moves, 1:22 p.m.

The Bucs haven't announced any of them yet, but they've made some practice squad moves the past two days. The Bucs have released OT Ryan Gibbons and CB Marcus Hamilton and signed OG Brian Johnson and RB Lionel Gates. That'll add some fuel to the belief that Pittman may be re-injured.

At, 10:13 a.m.

This is our free Thanksgiving weekend at, which means all of our premium content is free for all readers. Right now, check out yesterday's Jon Gruden press conference transcript. Also, catch up with the defensive line and find out Jon Why they're finally making progress on the pass rush. The premium content really begins flowing today with our "Press Pass" feature on DT Jovan Haye; Inside Slant, our updates on the rest of the Bucs' division rivals; and the first part of our "Behind Enemy Lines" series. And, we'll also have a feature on the progress of Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, who will be a key factor on Sunday.

Like most of you, I'll be watching football all day while I'm writing, so let me take this chance to say Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Graham's all the rage at … church?, 10:12 a.m.

Bucs fans certainly love talking about bowling-ball back Earnest Graham. But did you know he's also a big point of discussion around Bay-area churches? Graham didn't know either until people started telling him. Find out why Graham is a touchstone for churchgoes in this article by Roger Mooney at

Don't look ahead, 10:09 a.m.

It's a holiday week, the Bucs are in first place and a 5-5 opponent is coming to town. If you think like me, that sounds like a recipe for a flat game. The Bucs know the ramifications of a win and a loss on Sunday, and that's why the Bucs are intent on not looking past Washington this weekend. Read more at

White's road to the NFL, 10:05 a.m.

I've already written a couple of pieces on DE Greg White this year, but his road to the NFL bears reading once again, thanks to columnist John Romano at the St. Pete Times. White is coming off his best game as a pro, and that's all the more impressive when you consider a year ago on Thanksgiving he was working at a Best Buy in Orlando. Here is the story at

Marking his Gaines, 10:03 a.m.

You're going to be reading a lot about Gaines Adams this week. In fact, I'll have a piece on the rookie DE this afternoon on the site. Here, Rick Stroud of the St. Pete Times explains that, from the moment Adams became a starter, the rookie's play and approach began to change. Check out the article at

Pittman's situation, 10 a.m.

You probably noticed that RB Michael Pittman missed practice yesterday. Jon Gruden only said that Pittman did not practice and did not update the media on what might be a re-aggravation of Pittman's ankle injury. Here's a blog entry at This is a pretty tame entry compared to the one I saw at, which explained that Pittman might be out for the season and referenced something Gruden said about it. If he said it, he didn't say it to the media on Wednesday. Pittman's situation bears watching the rest of this week, whichever entry you're inclined to believe. I lean toward the St. Pete post myself. By the way, Pittman was not in the locker room on Wednesday.

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