- LB Jon Beason, coming back from a knee injury that cost him most of last season, had full participation in Wednesday's practice.
- WR Steve Smith, who missed the final two preseason games with an infected foot, had full participation in Wednesday's, too.
- C Jeff Byers suffered a sprained MCL in the final preseason game. He didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
- RB Jonathan Stewart, who has an ankle injury, didn't participate in Wednesday's practice. Coach Ron Rivera said Stewart worked on the sideline and in the pool. He was "optimistic" about Stewart's chances of playing against Tampa Bay.
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