"We had a chance to sit down and talk last night," said Gruden. "He practiced today and we expect him to play on Sunday."
Buccaneers fullback Jameel Cook missed Friday's workout as he had a personal matter to attend to. But the Bucs expect Cook to be available to play against the Falcons.
Bucs defensive end Ellis Wyms missed practice for the third consecutive day on Friday and the team downgraded him from questionable to doubtful for Sunday's contest.
PewterReport.com has the Bucs-Falcons injury report listed below.
BUCS-FALCONS INJURY REPORT:
Probable (Player has a 75 percent chance of playing)
Questionable (Player has a 50 percent chance of playing)
Doubtful (Player has a 25 percent chance of playing)
Out (Player will not play)
DE Ellis Wyms – (right ankle sprain) – Doubtful
DT Chartric Darby – (right ankle sprain) – Probable
S Dexter Jackson – (right quad contusion) – Probable
RB Aaron Stecker –( right lower leg contusion) – Probable
WR Karl Williams – (left ankle sprain) – Probable
RB Michael Pittman – (neck) - Probable
CB Ray Buchanan – (abdomen/knee) – Questionable
RB Warrick Dunn – (ankle) – Probable
G Kynan Forney – (hamstring) –Out
DE Travis Hall – (foot) – Questionable
CB Kevin Mathis – (hamstring) – Probable
LB John Holececk – (arm) – Out
TE Reggie Kelly – (ankle) – Probable
TE Derek Rackley – (infection) – Probable
LB Mark Simoneau – (ankle) – Probable
DE Brady Smith (hip/knee) – Probable
T Todd Weiner (elbow) – Probable
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