Chris Godwin Is Making Progress

August 26th, 2022

Status report.

So in the final week of training camp practices, it was cool to see receiver Chris Godwin getting more and more snaps in 11-on-11s.

Earlier this week, with the Bucs practicing in the Glazer Shed, Joe noticed Godwin on the practice field again. He was wearing a creamsicle orange don’t-hit-me-bro jersey. And Joe saw Kyle Trask hit Godwin in perfect stride for a sweet completion (it was one of Kyle Trask’s better passes).

Of course Godwin is recuperating from knee surgery in early January. He slowly but surely is getting back to 100 percent.

“He got some good work in,” Bucs coach Todd Bowles said of Godwin. “He’s getting better. He’s getting his wind up, he’s getting his legs under him, but he’s getting better.

“Obviously no contact or anything but he’s getting better every week.”

Bowles wouldn’t offer a timetable on Godwin being ready to play. At this point, it seems a Week 1 target date may be premature. Who really knows?

But the fact Godwin is regularly practicing in 11-on-11 drills, albeit wearing a no-hit jersey, is a sign he really is one step away from game-ready.

21 Responses to “Chris Godwin Is Making Progress”

  1. Buc Daddy Says:

    Huge to have him back. Chain mover

  2. KenA Says:

    Only make sense to return week 2 for a revenge game against the team he was injured by.

  3. BillyBucco Says:

    He eventually needs to get hit to get over the fear of it.
    I kinda wish he would go out for a few routes in this preseason game.

    Even as bait would help the team.
    If he isn’t practicing fully with contact, then they aren’t gonna just throw him out there week 1.

    I’m starting to think maybe he plays against Green Bay.
    Last thing we want in New Orleans sleeze bag players aiming for it.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Since we are and I quote “so deep at receiver” I suggest we give Godwin a paid vacation until game 3, that would give him a little more time to get his timing down with Brady and continue to strengthen that knee!….but if you must use him in game 1 and 2 …..put him on a pitch count until game 3!

  5. Ausgust 1976 Buc Says:

    Anything from Godwin early is a bonus, hope it is sooner than later he contributes.

    GO BUCS!!!

  6. Maniac Buc Says:

    I’m almost certain Godwin will be on the field week 1. What capacity is the question. I would suspect limited plays, maybe 25-30 max with him building up weekly. By week 4-5, he be back to normal PT.

  7. ocala Says:

    I agree Maniac Buc. He will be active week one.

  8. Bojim Says:

    Please don’t rush him.

  9. Breadwinnerbob Says:

    Don’t worry we going undefeated

  10. 99 55 47 20 Says:

    Even having him back full strength by the green bay game would be awesome

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    I agree completely….I think play him at home against the Packers…….rest him week 1 & 2……and I also agree that it would be risky to play him against NO…..I wouldn’t put it past them to target his knee…….the Slimy Saints……

  12. SB~LV Says:

    Well then put him on the IR for the start of the season

  13. PSL Bob Says:

    I’m sure they won’t rush it. He should only play if he’s 100% good to go, regardless of who we’re playing. We need him for the playoff run later in the season and have really good alternatives while he’s out.

  14. David Says:

    If he has to miss the first 2 to 4 games, as hard as those games are, that is fine. Don’t rush him and injure him again. Of course I’m assuming Evans, Jones, Gage are going to be healthy and ready to go.

  15. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Now if we can get someone to block!

  16. Bucs Win Says:

    Go Chris!!

  17. Buc92’ Says:

    Big No versus the saints , they targeted his knee last year & they will do it again … Green Bay game at home seems perfect for his debut


  18. Rod Munch Says:

    I always thought he’d miss at least the first 4-6 games, but it looks like he’ll be back ahead of that, so even if it’s week 2 or 3, he’d still be ahead of schedule.

    But if he’s running full speed already, I’m not sure why he wouldn’t play in week 1. We still got over 2 weeks until the first game.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    Glad he’s doing well. Definitely one of my favorite Bucs of all time. Don’t rush him. Go Chris!

  20. Snoman4 Says:

    I don’t think they play him until game 5. It is the smart thing to do.

  21. nick houllis Says:

    BillyBucco, why would you assume a man who has played football his entire life would fear getting hit just because he hasn’t had contact in 8 months? Time to get your body acclimated to getting hit, I can understand, but I doubt he has fear of getting hit.