Ryan Jensen Will Not Play Sunday

December 28th, 2022

Injured Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen.

Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen is back on the practice field today for the first time since he blew his knee out in training camp in late-July.

But don’t look for him to play anytime soon, and definitely not on Sunday.

“We’re not even thinking about him getting in pads at this point,” Bowles said following today’s practice.

Bowles added that Jensen’s movements on the field are part of his rehab plan and the Bucs have no expectations.

26 Responses to “Ryan Jensen Will Not Play Sunday”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    This is the smartest thing the Bucs organization has done in weeks!!!!!

  2. Redeemer Says:

    The 21 day practice window will tell us all we need to know. Hopefully everything goes smoothly. Fingers crossed.

  3. Simeon97 Says:

    I take him at practice as a very good sign. If he wasn’t playing this season he wouldnt be practicing.

    I just wonder if we had him in the wildcard whether that would be an upgrade since he hasn’t played in a year.

  4. adam from ny Says:

    i’m going to have a discussion with the footbal Gods today…

    and see if “big red” will be ready for dallas


  5. Rod Munch Says:

    If Jensen does come back, it will be for the playoffs, assuming the Bucs actually make the playoffs, which is still very much in doubt based on these loser coaches running the team.

    If the Bucs did make the playoffs, and Jensen did come back, I’d again suggest that you play Jensen at LG (he played guard in Baltimore) since it’s an easier position than center, and Hainsey has mostly done an acceptable job there. The risk of bad snaps in a playoff game is huge, and LG is your weakest position, so why not address your weakest position and give Jensen a bit more of a chance to play himself back into shape.

    Of course if Jensen is fully ready to go and doesn’t have any rust, then fantastic, put him right back in there, but it’s literally been a year since he played and that was in a different offense.

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    BTW, Derek Carr just got benched. LOL! All the idiots in here, for years, have said Carr was a good QB and actually wanted him to come here.

    Next year, when Brady leaves and the Bucs are trying to tank, you might finally get your wish, as Carr is as much of a loser as Mike Glennon.

  7. Buc4evr Says:

    It’s true Bowles has “no expectations” . No reason in rushing Jensen back, but I would guess if Brady moves on so will Jensen. He will likely retire next season w/o Brady.

  8. ocala Says:

    The best center in the NFL with one full year off will definitely be an upgrade.

  9. CrackWise Says:

    Wait, so Todd took a question seriously about Ryan’s availability?

    OMGoodness is this coach a world class nincompoop.

    Hey Todd, any chance Gronk Starts for us this week?

  10. D-Rok Says:

    “We’re not even thinking about him getting in pads at this point,” Bowles said following today’s practice.

    I wonder if Jensen was in pads today but coach just didn’t know it? The way this season has gone, it wouldn’t surprise me.

  11. Redeemer Says:

    Rod, Jensen is a center. Half the reason this line looks as bad as it does is because of his absence. His communication skills alone would’ve helped the LG position. If he can play, I’d move Hainsey directly to LG. Who knows, the run game might get better, and pass pro. I’m grasping here.

  12. Marine Buc Says:

    It’s good news to hear that Jenson is back on the field.

    However – he won’t play unless we make the playoffs…

  13. unbelievable Says:

    Not surprising at all.

    In fact I’d say there is a good chance we don’t see him until the playoffs… IF we even make the playoffs.

  14. unbelievable Says:

    lol sorry marine just saw your comment…

  15. Deeez NATZ Says:

    Bucs are not making the playoffs you jerk offs lol

  16. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Lay-Deeez hopped up on wine coolers and Whiteclaws again…better call her parents.

  17. Beej Says:

    Still trying to figure out what sort of knee injury he has that didn’t warrant surgery

  18. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Fair question, Beej…possible meniscus tear…partially torn PCL and/or LCL perhaps. All very cloak and dagger. His return could mean a big boost if The Bucs can somehow make the playoffs.

  19. Jamie Says:

    Just beat the stinking Panthers. That’s the ONLY thing that matters right now. We stink at home. We have yet to play a complete half let alone a complete game. We are banged up at tackle(s). Carolina is going to come to Ray Ja and punch us right in the mouth. Very curious to see how the Bucs respond because this team has been lifeless for almost 60 quarters of football this season, give or take a few drives here and there. Never been so disappointed in any Bucs team since ’76.

  20. Nate Says:

    We are what our record says and it’s a bad team with or without jense ..

  21. D-Rok Says:

    Yep, beej, exactly. Exactly why I’ve been screaming the whole season: The Case of the Missing Diagnosis. In retrospect, with how Bowles has run this team, it makes more sense, NOW.

    Not cool.

  22. RGA Says:

    JBF is where you want to go for breaking news or daily reports, PR is asleep at the wheel.

  23. RGA Says:

    Rephrase, I find JBF the front runner in breaking Bucs news, always ahead of their competitors.

  24. Joe Says:


    Thank you for the kind words.

  25. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    Did anyone expect Jensen to play? If he plays, it will be in the playoffs.

  26. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    “We’re not even thinking about him getting in pads at this point,” Bowles said following today’s practice.

    Maybe he could call offensive plays? Couldn’t be any worse than what we have. I sometime wonder if we’d be better selecting “Ask Madden”