Nov 17, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) catches a touchdown in front of Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) in the third quarter as Tampa Bay beats Atlanta 41-28 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Carl Nicks, Vincent Jackson and Davin Joseph Did Not Practice Wednesday, Darrelle Revis Did

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a large number of players on injured reserve, but are otherwise a relatively healthy team when it comes to their active roster. That trend continued at the start of Week 14 practices, with two notable exceptions.

Only three players sat out from practice on Wednesday, and one of them was expected to be sidelined.

Carl Nicks’ absence should come as no surprise, as he’s likely not going to play again this season. The lack of practice from Davin Joseph and Vincent Jackson, however, is a bit more concerning.

But apparently, there’s no reason to worry.

Joseph and Jackson are both veteran players who have been hurt in some way or another for most of the season, and have battled through. Giving them a day off is completely logical, but if either has any setbacks or has a more serious injury than the Buccaneers are letting on, it could be damaging to the team’s hopes against a surprisingly competitive Buffalo team.

Notably absent from the injury report was Darrelle Revis, who practiced despite leaving Sunday’s game with a chest/shoulder injury. He didn’t seem to be 100% on Sunday, so it will be interesting to see if he’s back to his usual form against the Bills.

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