LeGarrette Blount returns to practice
The Bucs' running back battle will continue uninterrupted. Incumbent starter LeGarrette Blount, who suffered what looked like a serious groin injury Friday against the Titans, returned to practice Monday and showed no limitations.
"I feel good," Blount said. "I just came out to practice (Monday morning) to see how it would feel, and it didn't feel bad."
Blount ran in full-team, contact periods with no obvious issues. That seemed unlikely when Blount was sprawled on the turf at Raymond James Stadium just before halftime during a loss to Tennessee.
He took a hit near the end of a 4-yard run and stayed down for quite some time. Trainers appeared to examine the area around his lower left thigh and knee.
"I've gotten a lot of feedback about it," Blount said. "I heard a lot of people say that they thought it was a really bad injury. But ultimately it wasn't, so I was blessed to come out of that with just a bruise."
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Stephen F Holder has been writing additional Buccaneer features and daily blog reports on the team for several seasons now for The Tampa Bay Times.