Donovan Smith Returns To Practice (Video)

September 5th, 2018

Oh, happy day.

Bucs fans should be exhaling when they see this.

Ironman left tackle Donovan Smith returned to practice today, his first field appearance in two weeks after limping off the field in training camp.

He sure didn’t look limited in the limited window open to media today. You can see Joe’s short video below.

With Smith now sure to start Sunday, assuming his knee is fine after practice, and Caleb Benenoch announcing he’s the right guard starter (see home page story), the Bucs have to feel pretty darn good about their offense. All systems go, minus the strong Ronald Jones effect. But hey, maybe Jones will explode out of nowhere with the handful of touches he likely gets in the SuperDome.

26 Responses to “Donovan Smith Returns To Practice (Video)”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    that’s great news…..

    vita vea?….


  2. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Vita isn’t playing Sunday. You might as well not even ask. Dude hasn’t practiced in forever, so there’s no way he’s going to play in NOLA. I think he’s more likely to be back around the same time as Jameis.

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    Good news! Ball out Donovan.

  4. doolnutts Says:

    I know people have mixed feelings on Smith but I love the guy. He is young and still learning but you can’t teach toughness. Guy always makes it to game day. Hoping he can improve his game this year to help limit his doubters.

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Don’t know what you got til it’s gone. Dodged a bullet.

  6. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Glad he is back but how great can he be with a bum wheel against one of the best DE in the NFL?

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    Sure would be nice to see Jones get a couple of long runs come Sunday. Very good news on Smith. I’m encouraged.

  8. Coburn Says:

    Wondering if jines will be active. Peyton will be spelled by Rodgers. Wilson is a returner is he not? Will be active for social teams. Jones may not be active first few games or until he supplant rodgers

  9. Hodad Says:

    Couldn’t help but notice the Bucs practicing outdoors in the heat, and on grass, yet they’re playing indoors this Sunday. Wouldn’t it be better holding practice in that multi million dollar facility this week to get a better feel for the turf, and under the lights? This is why Koetter is clueless.

  10. Easy Denman Says:

    We need a healthy Smith playing LT. I hope he’s ready!

  11. Bird Says:


  12. jmarkbuc Says:

    When does injury report come out?

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    Awesome!! Our biggest question mark for Sunday just got answered.

  14. Greg Says:

    Bold predictions!!! Barber will get 100 yards rushing. Ronald Jonesk will make a few splash place with minimal touches. Buccaneers win 28-24 !

  15. Mort Says:

    Guys, Jones may not even be active on Sunday.

  16. JimmyJack Says:

    Greg…..I like your Barber prediction. If this team can get a running game going like that they might just take on a whole new identity.

  17. Marc Says:


  18. NJBucsFAN Says:

    JL better go put a waiver claim on Boston Scott. Good player with week 1 opponent (divisional foe).

  19. Pickgrin Says:

    No limp. That’s great news.

    With all the training camp and pre-season injuries to OLine players – it feels fortunate for this unit to be coming into week 1 at close to 100%.

    The bonus of those injuries was we found a guy in Liedtke who might just be able to swing it up front in this league. Dude gave a great effort when forced to start at LT with the first team.

  20. pelbuc Says:

    I Jones isn’t activated this Sunday, it will continue Litch’s abysmal 2d round pick incompetency! SMH!

  21. Godeep66 Says:

    Thank goodness. We need to keep North America’s quarterback, Ryan Fitz Patrick, safe for the entire season

  22. Wausa Says:

    I think the Bucs are going to have to score 28+ points to win on Sunday so having Donavan back is big.

  23. Architek Says:

    I hope Vea can get healed up by week 4 and start contributing.

  24. TampaTown Says:

    Thank you Lawd 🙏🏻

  25. Chris Cotten Says:

    Bucs 31
    Aint’s 27

  26. orlbucfan Says:

    This OLine jells…..whew(!)….they are the final piece in this offense. Can I think mebbe the sky’s the limit….and this is the BUCS’ offense????? Lawd have mercy! Go Bucs Sunday and make the Saints Aints!!