Friday, Nov. 30
Injury update, 7:10 p.m.
Here is the injury report for Friday — Bucs: Questionable — FB B.J. Askew (ankle), QB Jeff Garcia (back), DE Kevin Carter (groin), CB Brian Kelly (ankle), RB Michael Pittman (ankle), DE Greg Spires (calf). Probable — LB Barrett Ruud (knee). Saints: Questionable — DT McKinley Boykin (knee), RB Pierre Thomas (kidney).
Garcia did work out (see the below blog entry for a report). Now will he play on Sunday? We'll see.
Garcia practices, 7:07 p.m.
I'm in Miami covering the Tampa Catholic playoff game today, but I wanted to provide this link to a practice report for the Bucs on Friday which included Jeff Garcia. Yes, he practiced today. Here's the link to the report at TBO.com.
At Bucsblitz.com, 11:10 a.m.
Here's plenty to keep you occupied today. First, read my piece on the strengths and weaknesses of Bruce Gradkowski and Luke McCown, either of which could start this weekend. Read more in this free article. Then, get Scout.com personnel guru Tom Marino's take on the two quarterbacks and his choice on who he would start in this premium article. And, if you're wondering what key factors the Bucs might miss if Jeff Garcia can't play, look no further than my piece on the intangibles Garcia brings to the table. Get my analysis in this premium article.
Life on the fringes, 11:10 a.m.
What does Chad Lucas' locker tell us about his status with the Bucs? It's that it's always in flux. Lucus gives us insight into his world as a player that has bounced off and on the practice squad this year in this article at TBO.com.
Bennett just wants chance, 11:05 a.m.
I've been wondering when this might happen. Michael Bennett would like to see some more playing time. Frankly, I would to, because there's no back in the offense that has his kind of speed.
Pittman getting better, 11 a.m.