Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson appeared in a career-high 16 games in 2014 for the Lions, but he made no starts. He mostly was a rotational pass rusher last year, but the job seemed to suit him well, as he totaled a career-best six sacks.
Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) has yet to be cleared for full contact, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
To no one's surprise, Seferian-Jenkins was again limited at Wednesday's practice, according to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk 1040. At this rate, there's no telling when Seferian-Jenkins may return to the field, but the Buccaneers will continue to rely on Luke Stocker, Brandon Myers, and Cameron Brate at tight end for the foreseeable future.
Freeman won't take part in practice Wednesday, as he remains in the first phase of the concussion protocol.
Head coach Dan Quinn relayed Monday that Freeman had already received clearance to attend meetings, but Wednesday's development indicates otherwise. As the week progresses, the Falcons will tread carefully with their star running back due to the murky nature of concussions. While Freeman's availability could come down to a game-time call, the team kicks off at 1 PM ET on Sunday, affording his owners a chance to make necessary adjustments. If he's unable to play, Tevin Coleman will head Atlanta's backfield.