"Adam kicked quite a bit (Friday) and kicked pretty well. We'll see how he comes in (Saturday) morning. But he's pretty set on kicking. So we'll see what happens," said head coach Tony Dungy after Friday's practice. Backup K Martin Gramatica remains on the roster but could be released Saturday afternoon if Vinatieri kicks well tomorrow.
Starting ORT Ryan Diem (thumb/groin-questionable) returned to practice Friday.
"Ryan actually ran and did some things and felt pretty good. We kept him out of practice. I'd say he's still questionable, but the word was good. He felt better," Dungy said.
"We do have a little bit better feel on some guys. (Backup CB) Kelvin Hayden (groin-questionable) really got through okay. (Backup DE) Josh Thomas sat out (hip-questionable), but (team trainers) expecting him to go. (Backup DT) Darrell Reid (elbow-questionable) did better (Friday) in practice and was able to go. Our guards, Dylan and Ryan Lilja, did well and if they don't have any setbacks, it looks like they'll be able to go. So that's all positive," Dungy said.
Starting DT Montae Reagor (knee) isn't listed on the injury report but missed Wednesday's practice. However, he returned to practice Thursday and is expected to start. Backup DT Corey Simon (knee) remains out and likely for at least three more weeks.
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