Chris Godwin again on observe discipline for Buccaneers

Seven months after present process knee surgical procedure, Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin is again in pads on the observe discipline.

Godwin, who signed a three-year, $60 million contract in March, labored out in full uniform at coaching camp Friday — working and catching passes throughout particular person drills however not taking part in group intervals.

His return got here on a day when quarterback Tom Brady missed observe due to what coach Todd Bowles described as an “excused absence.”

The quarterback had a scheduled time without work Wednesday, which was Brady’s forty fifth birthday. The complete group was off Thursday.

“We’ll let him do what he needs to do,” Bowles mentioned. “If he’s back tomorrow, that’s great. But we’ll keep in touch, and we’ll monitor that.”

Godwin hadn’t joined the group on the observe discipline since December when he was harm throughout a house loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Surgical procedure to restore the anterior cruciate ligament, in addition to the medial collateral ligament, in his proper knee was carried out the primary week of January.

“Good seeing him out there running around, getting some individual work in,” Bowles mentioned. “It’s always a plus when he’s in uniform.”

Bowles careworn there’s no timetable for Godwin to affix full-squad work.

“We’re not going to rush him. We’re just glad to see him out there working right now,” the coach mentioned. “As it goes on, we’ll see.”

Godwin completed with a career-best 98 receptions for 1,103 yards and 5 touchdowns in 14 video games final season.

The 26-year-old receiver signed a brand new contract, which incorporates $40 million assured, shortly after the Bucs positioned the franchise tag on him for the second straight 12 months.

Reporting by the Related Press.

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