Report: Ryan Jensen Will Return To Practice

December 27th, 2022

Will practice Wednesday.

The Bucs expect to see Ryan Jensen return to practice on Wednesday.

Per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk, the Bucs will designate Jensen to resume practicing, opening a 21-day window where Jensen can practice. The Bucs can then activate him at any time in the 21-day window.

Jensen blew out his knee on the second day of training camp. Joe spoke with Jensen a few weeks ago and he was very coy whether he would return to action before the end of this season.

Given that Jensen hasn’t practiced much less played in six months, Joe wonders how or if he could handle the rigors of starting at center quickly. The Bucs have just two games to play.

Tdhis is not declaring Jensen will start Sunday or in the final game of the season in Atlanta a week from Sunday, or in a playoff game if the Bucs make the playoffs. If he does take the field, it is unknown whether the Bucs would simply move current center Robert Hainsey to left guard or just keep Nick Leverett there.

37 Responses to “Report: Ryan Jensen Will Return To Practice”

  1. Gary Says:

    Let’s Go!!!!

  2. Pryda sec 147 Says:

    Big Red is BACK BABYyyy!

  3. Bucs since 76 Says:

    I think this is a let’s see where he is at and if he can play this Sunday. If we lose the Panthers game there may not be any playoffs. Therefore the Panthers game is a all hands on deck. If Jensen is knee is OK I am sure we can find a place on our offensive line for a pro bowler.

  4. Bucs go Bucs Says:

    Huge news!!!

    Just to restore OL trust for Brady to function like Brady.

    Go Bucs!!!

  5. Beeej Says:

    He’s (obviously) not worked with Shaq nor Leverett, how big a deal is that?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    So is gronk coming too?

  7. captivajim Says:

    the offense lost a LOT when he got taken out in a Non-contact practice. His mere presence on the field will bring back the BUcs Attitude that we’ve not had this yr ..

  8. gp Says:

    Very hopeful news indeed!
    If he can get on the field at even 80% it will make a world of difference in O-line play!

  9. Crickett Baker Says:

    They say: If wishes were horses then beggars would ride. I’ll be a beggar. GO BUCS!

  10. dmatt Says:

    We picked up Ifeadi Odenigbo from the Colts. He has experience with several teams and played well as a DE rotational player. I believe he can add some pressure to opposing offenses. He’d be better than JTS down the stretch in our pre playoff game against the Panthers. He plays with a motor non stop n knows how to bend his hips when bull rushing the passer. I think he’d be a difference maker. Rotate him n Nassib, poof, be gone JTS (Just There Standing).

  11. adam from ny Says:

    “dude with a tude” returns !

  12. steele Says:

    Dmatt, Is Odenigbo their best pass rusher now? I think so.

    As for Jensen, glad he’s back. The question is what shape he’s in, and whether it’s too late for this team, even if he is.

  13. Buczilla Says:

    Hell yes!

  14. Uncle Urk Says:

    Here is to Ifeadi Odenigbo sending Nelson to the bench. Even Todd said he is the worst of the bunch. “Least athletic” but smart. Yeah yeah, give me someone with a pass rush and can’t put a complete sentence together. A football player not a scholar.

  15. Leopold Stotch Says:


  16. I’m not tired anymore we just won the Super Bowl!! Says:

    The lone wolf has risen from the dead, and he’s not happy! Bring in the Calvary to rescue the GOAT! Go Bucs!

  17. Onetrickpony Says:

    Big Nasty…..yes sireee

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    There’s no chance he starts this week…but…just knowing he’s back might be enough to drive the team to win this one.

    I suspect he’s mad as heck over the oline under performing.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    December 27th, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    No. He might be practicing before the playoffs, but won’t play unless we get in.

  20. Bucs since 76 Says:

    Everybody talking about him coming back for the playoffs. Playoffs we talking about Playoffs if we don’t beat the Panthers there will be no Playoffs. Jensen will play Sunday if his knee holds up for practice this week.

  21. DungyDance Says:

    Bonzai – agreed. Just having him back at practice should be a huge lift emotionally. First bit of really good news we’ve had in quite a while. Players can rally around something like this.

  22. Mord Says:

    Have there been any roster moves to add practical depth to the O-line for this week? I mean, it seems like there’s nobody to back up the backups if there’s even one more injury

  23. Hodad Says:

    What was Jensen’s injury again? If we lose Sunday, he won’t be needed.

  24. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Having Jensen back even for practice is very important tot he Oline and Brady…..

  25. darengibo Says:

    This was the biggest impact (albeit negative) of Logan Hall all year.

  26. Jp09 Says:

    Hopefully Jensen responds well during practice this week and next. If so he should get limited snaps (about half) against the falcons to see how he holds up under actual game conditions. If we make the playoffs maybe he’ll be ready, two weeks isn’t a lot of time to get in game shape when you have played in almost a year

  27. bucfan34 Says:

    A glimmer of hope!! LFG Bucs!!

  28. AbucAway Says:

    Ryan is good-to-go. He’s been secretly staying in football shape ever since he healed from his too secret knee injury. It’s all been a subject of hazy ambiguity due to unknown reasons.

  29. D-Rok Says:

    I’ll be pleasantly surprised if Jensen can play…at all this year. If he does play, then the Case of the Missing Diagnosis will become the Case of the Secret Workouts.

    Go Jensen, and GO BUCS!!!!

  30. Mike Johnson Says:

    Good news. Out O line needs all the help it can get.

  31. NEfan Says:

    Could be too little too late

  32. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I would definitely hold him out until the playoffs (if the bucs make it).

    He’s more valuable to this team post season versus rushing him back (see wirfs)

  33. geno711 Says:

    dmatt Says:
    December 28th, 2022 at 1:40 am
    We picked up Ifeadi Odenigbo from the Colts.

    How much have you watched this guy to have an opinion?

    10 snaps?

  34. MadMax Says:

    If we can get Jensen back and he stays healthy for next year, draft an OT (LT) in the first, or RT and try Wirfs at LT….slide Smith to LG with Leverett backing him, Hainsey backs Jensen, Goedeke gets back to the right side like his college playimg days to back Mason….Wells hopefully recovers 100….I think our O line will be in decent shape for next year.

  35. orlbucfan Says:

    Finally, some concrete news about this guy (I hope). If Jensen comes back, leave Leverett in there. The rookie has earned it. Rain is predicted this weekend due to a warm front arriving. Not sure if it will affect RJS. Either way, the team that wants to win will prevail. It should be a good game. Fingers are x’ed, and I’m set for cardiac Bucs.

  36. joe russo Says:

    If by some miracle the Bucs win on Sunday then week 18 is meaningless. Bucs can rest EVERY starter who has been banged up and I mean every starter, most importantly EVERY OL men. Then at least hosting, most likely Dallas, Bucs will have almost their entire team ready to go. Lose to Panthers and week 18th will be irrelevant, even if they get in. Sunday is Tampa’s Super Bowl. Stay tuned

  37. JimmyfromNY Says:

    Literally, the most underrated position in professional sports center dictate a lot of the blocking assignments and this guys one of the best. Huge addition for the Bucs after they beat Carolina and Atlanta . His toughness is contagious