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Bucs WR Chris Godwin removed from injury report before season opener

Bucs WR removed from injury report and should be fine for the Bucs tilt against the Cowboys on opening night.

Chris Godwin #14 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs during training camp at AdventHealth Training Center on July 26, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.  Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Wednesday UPDATE: Good news for Godwin fantasy backers as the receiver has been removed from the injury report, per ESPN’s Jenna Laine. He popped up on Tuesday with a limited participation due to a quad injury, but his full participation designation on Wednesday clears him to start as usual.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin got in a limited practice on Tuesday in preparation for a Thursday night tilt against the Dallas Cowboys, per The Athletic’s Greg Auman. Godwin was listed with an injured quad.

This is the first we’ve heard of a quad injury for Godwin, so it appears to be new. The severity is of course the question, but this isn’t the best news for his availability on Thursday. We will get more clarity on this tomorrow or even earlier with so many national media members reporting on the kickoff to the season.

With another game added to the season, I’d expect teams to be extra cautious this year with injuries they hope not to aggravate during live action. If there is any real concern with this injury Godwin would likely sit, which would make me more inclined to start him in fantasy football if he does end up playing.

If he can’t go the Buccaneers have a future Hall-of-Famer in Antonio Brown set to take on extra snaps and targets alongside Mike Evans.