As mentioned earlier in the blog, six-time Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed returned to practice Thursday. Reed, who sat out Wednesday's session due to an illness, was limited.
Defensive end Cory Redding (arm) and right guard Chris Chester (skin infection) did not practice for the second consecutive day.
Free safety Tom Zbikowski (bruised right heel) was upgraded to full participation after being limited Wednesday. Rookie tight end Ed Dickson (thigh) was limited for the second straight day.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not have starting defensive end Kyle Moore, who missed his second consecutive day of practice because of a shoulder injury.
Another starter, tight end Kellen Winslow (knee), fully participated after being sidelined Wednesday. Another starter, linebacker Quincy Black (ankle), practiced fully for the second straight day.