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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Good, bad news for Bucs on injury front

By Pat Yasinskas

On the same day that cornerback Darrelle Revis took another step forward in his recovery from knee surgery, Tampa Bay defensive end Adrian Clayborn took a step back.

Clayborn, who missed much of last season with a knee injury, left Wednesday’s practice with a groin injury. Rookie Steven Means had to take Clayborn’s place.

"He couldn't practice the rest of the day, and that's usually not a good sign," coach Greg Schiano said. "After the individual workouts he was done, and everybody else bumped up a spot, so that's why [Means] was out there."

The Bucs can’t afford to be without Clayborn for long. The team basically chose to bet that Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers could stay healthy when it let last year’s leading sacker, Michael Bennett, depart as a free agent and there isn’t a lot of depth at the position.

Meantime, Revis took part in some coverage drills for the first time. Prior to that, he had been limited to individual drills.