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Chris Godwin ruled OUT for Week 2, expected to return in Week 3

Stud receiver Chris Godwin is at practice on Friday, a good sign for his Week 2 availability.

Chris Godwin #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scores a touchdown during the first half of a NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on October 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Monday update: Godwin has passed his concussion test and is expected to play in Week 3 against the Broncos, per Dov Kleinman.

Saturday update: The Bucs have downgraded Chris Godwin from doubtful to out. He will not play on Sunday against the Panthers.

Friday afternoon update: Although Godwin did practice on Friday, he was limited and head coach Bruce Arians describes his status for Sunday as doubtful, per James Palmer.

Friday morning update: Godwin is at practice today, per The Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. It is unknown if he has cleared concussion protocol, but it is a good sign that he’s out there.

Thursday morning update: Godwin is not at the Bucs morning practice, according to Greg Auman. If he’s announced as a DNP for the day, it does not bode well for Sunday. If he’s announced as limited, it likely means he’s making progress through the concussion protocol, so we’ll keep an eye out for that specific detail.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin is in the concussion protocol after experiencing symptoms on Wednesday, per the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. Godwin apparently didn’t have any symptoms on Monday or Tuesday, but experienced some Wednesday.

Godwin took a big hit over the middle from D.J. Swearinger on Sunday against the Saints . He’ll need to be cleared by an independent doctor before getting back to the field on Sunday against the Panthers.

The Buccaneers other stud wide receiver, Mike Evans, was able to practice on Wednesday and appears to be heading into Week 2 in better shape than Week 1. If Godwin can’t get cleared before Sunday, Scotty Miller would likely see another good amount of targets and be worth a fantasy spot.