Dotson (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The veteran tackle appears to be on the right track for active status in the Week 17 finale against the Panthers. Dotson's presence has been missed during the last two games that he's been sidelined, as Jameis Winston has taken six sacks over that stretch.
Dotson (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Saints.
The Buccaneers are dangerously thin at right tackle with both Dotson and Gosder Cherilus (groin) both ruled out for Saturday's divisional showdown. As evidenced in their Week 15 game against the Cowboys, the Buccaneers don't appear to have a viable replacement at that spot on the line. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay may be forced to play undrafted free agent Leonard Wester or move Kevin Pamphile over to right tackle from his natural spot at left guard.
The veteran lineman has missed the last two games, but his return to the practice field inches him closer to a return. Dotson will still have to be cleared by an independent neurologist before suiting up again, and with the Bucs facing off with the Saints on Saturday, he has one less day than usual to work with this week. Another update on Dotson's status may be available Wednesday.
Dotson (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Dallas.
Dotson hasn't practiced since suffering a concussion last week, making it unsurprising that he's been ruled out. He'll look to return for next week's game against the Saints.
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