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Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin in line to return for showdown with Packers after missing 2 games

Buccaneers, Chris Godwin

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off a tough loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 5, but Tom Brady’s offensive weapons are getting healthier.

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said Pro Bowl receiver Chris Godwin will likely return for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers after missing the last two contests due to a hamstring injury:

“I think Godwin’s gonna go,” Arians said of the Buccaneers’ wideout, via Jenna Laine of ESPN. “Chris practiced the majority of the week and it’s the best he’s looked in a while. He’s still sore, but he was able to get in front of the quarterback and show that he’s got what he needs to have for this ballgame. It was good to see him out there because people don’t realize how big of a part of our offense he is.”

Godwin was one of the best receivers in football in 2019, finishing the year with 86 receptions for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns. The 24-year-old Buccaneers star was also one of the most sure-handed receivers in the NFL, with just one drop in 121 targets.

It seemed Godwin might be in line for another big year with Brady under center. But the hamstring injury has forced the star receiver to play a limited role thus far.

Godwin had six receptions for 79 yards in Week 1, but he was ruled out for Week 2. He got in the end zone in Week 3, but subsequently missed the next two games with the Buccaneers.

However, Arians indicated Godwin will attempt to give it a go as the Buccaneers prepare for a marquee showdown with the undefeated Packers.