He could have collected more yards if he did not exit the game in the first half due to a strained hamstring.
Unfortunately, it seems like the 2019 Second-Team All-Pro and Pro Bowler will not suit up in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints.
Bowles said if WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) playing Sunday at New Orleans, “if I had to guess he probably wouldn’t.”
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) September 16, 2022
Tampa Bay Times reporter Rick Stroud tweeted, “Bowles said if WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) playing Sunday at New Orleans, ‘if I had to guess he probably wouldn’t.'”
The Buccaneers might also need all hands on deck, given that the Saints have won their last four regular-season matchups, including a 9-0 shutout in Week 15 of 2021.
Worst yet, all of their top wideouts are nursing injuries.
Therefore, there’s a chance that Tampa Bay will have a heavily-depleted receiving corps in Week 2.
More Injury Concerns For The Buccaneers
Running back Leonard Fournette and cornerback Zyon McCollum are dealing with hamstring injuries.
Offensive tackle Donovan Smith also left the game against Dallas early due to a hyperextended elbow.
His fellow lineman, Tristan Wirfs, is nursing an abdomen injury.
There is no word yet if anyone of them will sit out Sunday’s game.
Meanwhile, quarterback Tom Brady did not participate in their practice last Wednesday due to a non-injury-related concern.
He was in full participation during Thursday’s practice and will play against the Saints.