Gholston returned to practice Monday after missing time due to a family illness, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Gholston absence for Thursday's preseason opener and Saturday's practice due to the illness in his family illness was excused by the team, and now that he's back he should resume working with the first team defense. Entering his fourth season, the defensive end will look to improve on his 67 tackles and three sacks from 2015, both career highs.
After putting in a pair of limited practices, Gholston was upgraded to a full session Friday and will be in the lineup at left defensive end. On the season, he's recorded 64 tackles to go with three sacks.
William Gholston (hip) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Gholston has been a big part of Tampa Bay's strong run defense this season, tallying 64 tackles (44 solo) in 15 games. Of course, he only has three sacks and one forced fumble, after posting two sacks in each of his first two seasons.
William Gholston (hip) was limited in practice for the second consecutive day on Thursday, Joe Kania of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers official site reports.
Gholston appears destined for a Week 17 questionable designation, and the Bucs would miss his run-stopping presence against Cam Newton and the Panthers should he be sidelined Sunday. Friday should bring further clarity on Gholston's status heading into the finale.
Gholston played on 41 defensive snaps versus the Bears in Week 16 and tallied five tackles, bringing his career-high total of stops to 64 in 2015. He's become a much improved and valued member of Tampa's defensive line rotation, although he still struggles to put consistent heat on the quarterback. Gholston's status should be updated further after Thursday's practice session.
|1||9/11/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|5||10/10/16||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/23/16||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||30||14.0||16||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||42||28.0||14||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||67||47.0||20||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|