More Good News On Chris Godwin

July 30th, 2022

Joe will keep this simple. Chris Godwin has no detectable limp, he was signing autographs for fans today, and Joe continues to rack up comments — from multiple sources — that Godwin is on track to be ready to play in Week 1, Sept. 11 at Dallas.

Ira Kaufman will reveal his source on this exciting news during Sunday’s Ira Kaufman Podcast.

36 Responses to “More Good News On Chris Godwin”

  1. Mike Says:

    Bucs are going to be hard to stop. Just too much talent on offense, as long as the O-Line can hold up.

  2. D-Rok Says:

    Nice! If we indeed have our Big 4 starters available and healthy, look out Dallas week 1 and lookout, league! Try and stop this O.

  3. NCBucfan Says:

    Music to my ears Joe! Goddy is the kind of dude you root for!! Just the kind of guy that works his tail off! Besides D brooks and Evans, he could become my favorite Buc ever.

  4. NCBucfan Says:

    Then having Perriman as a 5th receiver! My gawd!!!

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Nasty HIT to the knee
    I hope it was accidental

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    So, who’s going to be eating Boogers this Thanksgiving?

  7. Marine Buc Says:

    I hope Gidwin is good to go. We desperately need some positive news from the injury report…

  8. Casual Observer Says:

    Outstanding report. Agree with Mike.

  9. geno711 Says:

    Good news it seems on Godwin. I am surprised it is that good. Hoping personally for a week 3 or 4 return and 3 or 4 more weeks until he is top speed.

    The injured reserve rules, I believe have become more restrictive again. In that that if you are put on IR, you have to miss 4 weeks minimum. And only 8 players are eligible to come back from IR.

    Didn’t the last two years actually in some respects allow us fans to have better football. Guys just went on the IR and if they were the good players came back as little as 3 weeks. No limit on how many guys could come back.

  10. D-Rok Says:


    I’ve thought for years that the IR rules are ridiculous. Maybe I’m speaking out of ignorance and truly don’t know the reasons for the league IR rules, but the game would be SO much better for us fans if the NFL allowed players to return off IR when they are healthy, without any quota. Let ’em play when they can.

  11. Bird Says:

    Great news! And gallup is out week one

    Can we get kamara week 2?
    Nfl holding the cards tight on watson and kamara. Should be out by now

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Godwin is one of my favorite players, should be an exciting season

  13. Tim R. Says:

    I can not name a team with as much talent at the receiver position. If the bucs can have a year without many injuries then they will be hard to beat. If the defense can perform at a high level then they may lose only one or two games if that.

  14. Wade Landry Says:

    Hit to knee looked intentional,after all it’s the saints.under Coach Allen his defense continues to keep the traction with SP’s team to press the rules limits. The saints have tested our will and most often found us lacking.DW was the only one laying the lumber, took some penalties/fines trying to get us to man up! The penalty he received on the QB tackle was homer officiating BS. Saints are laying in the weeds ready to pounce,but it’s OK,we got this!It will be tough. At times we will be filled with doubt. But in the end,we will prevail.Captain America/Mr.President T.B. To the rescue!

  15. Cover deuce Says:

    Is the source Doctor Anthony MacFarland?

  16. Jp09 Says:

    Yes, he should be ready week one. ACLs take 9 months to recover from for a normal person who doesn’t have access to the health care that a NFL player has. If he wasn’t ready, then that would be actual news

  17. gotbbucs Says:

    I’m assuming he’ll be on a pitch count for the 1st half of the season.

  18. Bojim Says:

    gotbbucs +1

  19. GOB Says:

    It’s great that he’s walking without a limp, but why not put him on pup to start the year. An ACL might not sound like much these days, but it’s still major reconstruction, any way you swing it. I think pup could benefit Godwin in multiple ways. It gives him more time to rehab, it eliminates rushing him back, and it lets you know what else you have. Expecting the Godwin of last year just isn’t realistic. If you can get 80-85% of the player after November, it’s a blessing.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Except one thing GOB….he’s ready to play NOW!

  21. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Dude is the new jpp of the team!

  22. Buctoothbuc Says:

    Hey GOB, if they would have put him on the pup list, he could not be at the facility with them to train or practice with them. That’s why they did not put him on the Pup. That’s the NFL rules.

  23. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    You nailed it.

    Putting him on the PUP list is the best action in my opinion as well for the reason you wrote.

    I had the terrible triangle happen to my knee back in the stone ages, and my doc said that if I hadn’t torn my ACL that the recovery would have been much shorter.

    Modern medical procedures have advanced as sibcr those days, but the ACL is still a major injury and to expect Godwin to make an AP like recovery is unrealistic.

  24. Defense Rules Says:

    GOB … I suspect the team will be very ‘judicious’ with how & how much they use Chris, and especially early-on. Until he went down last year he was playing a ridiculous number of snaps (833 in only 14 games was like 88.9% of the offensive snaps). With the addition of Russell Gage, that should take some of the load off Godwin.

  25. GOB Says:

    Belle, his MCL was surgically repaired also right? No meniscus damage from my understanding, which is great. I had PCL, MCL, ACL and LCL. It’s why GOB has a handicap placard these days. Gronk like hit. I’d just hate to see him rushed back.

  26. Goatfarmer Says:

    I expect the Saints to try to take Brady out. They are so dirty, the Bucs will need to match fire with fire. Run the ball and play defense – if Todd can’t teach his D how to beat Winston, he shouldn’t be a DC let alone a head coach. Oh wait – Todd can’t even beat Trevor Semen so, nevermind.

    Can’t leave Brady vulnerable. The way practices are going, we’ll have second and third teamers on the O-Line by then. Depressed.

  27. Bucschamp Says:

    That’s gonna be an amazing recovery if he can play week 1.


    Don’t rush him!

  28. Bucsfan951 Says:

    It doesn’t surprise me. Between how professional he is and how his wife takes care of their food prepping and how healthy they both are, it just doesn’t surprise me at all.

  29. Goatfarmer Says:

    Godwin. Beast. Huge. Love the man.

  30. captivajim Says:

    WOW ! unreal !!

  31. Buczilla Says:


  32. Mike Says:

    Feels like rushing a comeback to me. Obviously I’m not a Doctor, but it’s not the end of the world to put him on IR and let him come back mid season. It’s not like we are starving with Evans, Perriman, Gage, Scottie, and Johnson. Plus a capable TE room

  33. FrontFour Says:

    Week 1 would be incredible. Even so would make me nervous. No NEED to rush him back. I’ve been thinking week 3 or 4. I know, that’s after the Murderer’ Row of the first four weeks, but still, don’t think we’ll need him that fast.

  34. AbucAway Says:

    I hope he is back by the Saints game 1. I won’t even be mad if he gets a personal foul, unnecessary roughness on the db that took his knee out. If he is still there.

  35. Dave Says:

    You right Wade..helmet straight to knee

  36. Dave Says: