Buccaneers could be back (almost) to full strength on Sunday

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have struggled heavily with injuries so far this season, but this Sunday could see the return of a healthy offensive unit.

It feels like every team in the NFL is struggling with injuries during the 2020 season, but the Buccaneers have still put together one of their best years in decades.

Tampa Bay is six and two and in possession of the top spot in the NFC South and is looking to make a statement on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints to retain their crown. The Buccaneers lost their first matchup against the Saints, but the outlook is improving for this Sunday by the minute.

Especially in a game against the Saints, the Bucs will want to have all of their starters on the field and healthy. Vita Vea and O.J. Howard are both done for the season, but Chris Godwin could finally make his return from several nagging injuries.

Godwin, who is coming off of the best season of his career, has only appeared in half of the games the Bucs have played this season and is still one of the top receivers for Tom Brady. These injuries led the Bucs to sign Antonio Brown, but Godwin could finally see a return to his healthy status when it matters the most.

While Chris Godwin was seen as an unlikely option to return to play at the start of this week, Bruce Arians has sparked some life in the rumors that Godwin could return, according to Greg Auman on Twitter.

If Godwin does return from his injuries on Sunday, the Saints could be in for a rude awakening during primetime. If Godwin is back, Evans is healthy, and Antonio Brown joins the mix, Tom Brady could have more options than ever during the rematch with New Orleans.

Brady is looking to make a statement during this matchup and has all of the weapons and motivation possible to make this a terrible day for Saints fans everywhere. Chris Godwin fantasy owners may also finally be able to receive the return on their investment in the star receiver if he finally returns to the field.

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