The Tampa Bay Buccaneers delivered some big news Monday morning, activating Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen from injured reserve.
After missing the entire regular season due to a knee injury suffered on the second day of training camp, Jensen is now expected to play in Monday night’s wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, per multiple reports:
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 16, 2023
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) January 16, 2023
Ryan Jensen got plenty of reps with the first-team in practice and now expects to play tonight. His season debut(!) in the playoffs. https://t.co/ET6ZBo62Jp
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2023
If he worked with Brady this week he’s playing center. https://t.co/nwk4AeRfGk
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) January 16, 2023
Jensen has continued to be around the team and never really left the meeting rooms. He started out with scout team and essentially proved he could practice without limitations there. Practiced with the first team heading into this week and feels ‘really good’.
— Carmen Vitali (@CarmieV) January 16, 2023
Bucs activate Ryan Jensen and my information is he is could play at center tonight. Jensen worked with the first team and got reps with Tom Brady.
BUCCANEERS ACTIVATE RYAN JENSEN FROM INJURED RESERVE https://t.co/zajcA9mZlE
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) January 16, 2023