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Aug 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers News and Notes, 8/30: Revis on Track for Week 1, Crabtree, Hillis, Melvin Injury Updates

Greg Schiano held his day after game press conference this afternoon at One Buc Place, and here are some of the things we learned from his very Bill Belichick-like comments from the podium.

  • Tom Crabtree has what is believed to be a high ankle sprain, but Schiano would only confirm that it was a “significant” ankle sprain.  The timetable for his return was not announced.
  • But that doesn’t mean the Buccaneers will pursue any outside tight ends. When asked if the Bucs would look elsewhere to replace Crabtree, Schiano responded with a quick “No,” and moved on to the next question.
  • The other injury updates were either minor, or still unknown at this point. Peyton Hillis is “sore, but should be okay,” Rashaan Melvin has an unknown hamstring injury, and Mike James has an “eye injury” that Schiano would not give any further details on.
  • Schiano said that he got to see the players he wanted to see play this preseason, and there were definitely some positive things. he said the team was disjointed which led to poor results.
  • He also said a main goal was accomplished when no major injuries or setbacks occurred during the preseason, which obviously sets aside the injuries to reserve players Anthony Gaitor and Aaron Morgan, and the likely loss of kicker Lawrence Tynes and Connor Barth before him.
  • But there is some positive news on the injury front:


  • And finally, Schiano told the assembled media that Da’Quan Bowers has improved, but seemed to imply that he might not be the starter at this point. Let’s hope that’s not true, as Bowers is the most talented player the Buccaneers can put at defensive end across from Adrian Clayborn.

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