After months of wondering when starting center Ryan Jensen would return, the Buccaneers finally get the good news they’ve been waiting for.
If there was a better time for the Buccaneers to find out that one of their most important players was coming back, it’s hard to think of one better than the day of the most important game of the season.
The loss of Ryan Jensen has made waves on this team throughout the season that has led to under-performance in the vital area of protecting Tom Brady.
That should change tonight in the first round of the playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys with the news that Ryan Jensen has finally made his way back onto the 53-man roster and is active to play.
There wasn’t a whole lot of other news that would help the Bucs as much as this. Sure, Tampa has been able to get some decent center play throughout the season from guys like Robert Hainsey and Nick Leverett as a spot starter, but no one lives up to Jensen.
With injuries becoming a bit more of an issue and the Cowboys having a solid interior defensive line that is sure to put pressure on Brady from the start of the affair, having a guy like Jensen back to stem some of the bleeding is going to pay off in a major way.
This game might still prove to be too much for the Buccaneers and an offense that looked bad even when it was as close to fully healthy as possible, but moves like this should at least help in the end.
One way or another, it is nice to see that the Bucs will go into the biggest game of the season with such an important player back on the line.
No more excuses.
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