Mike Jenkins logged 51 snaps in place of the injured Johnthan Banks in Week 5, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Jenkins only produced a tackle and pass defensed over those 51 plays, but figures to continue to start after the bye week if Banks is not ready for a return. The veteran corner is receiving his first meaningful playing time since his stint with the Raiders in 2013.
Gerald McCoy (shoulder) participated on 48 snaps in Week 5 against the Jaguars, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McCoy received his usual amount of playing time and came on strong late, recording 1.5 sacks in the closing minutes to help stifle an attempted Jaguars comeback. The bye week will likely benefit McCoy's ailing shoulder considerably, and he should be refreshed for Tampa's Week 7 matchup against the Redskins.
Major Wright (abdomen) returned after a three-game absence to log 34 snaps in Week 5 against the Jaguars, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Wright totaled two solo tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defensed in his first game action since the opener. Chris Conte also played 18 snaps in the defensive backfield but exited early with an ankle injury, affording Wright additional opportunity. Wright figures to see plenty of action as long as he's healthy, although it remains to be seen if any defensive backfield changes will be instituted during the team's bye week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, the Buccaneers official site reports.
McCoy's limited status almost certainly falls in the "nothing to see here" category, as he has carried the same designation throughout the practice week for the last two weeks, while not missing any game action. The star defensive tackle has tallied sacks in three of the first four games, and will look to penetrate the Jacksonville Jaguars ' vulnerable offensive line in Week 5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers corner back Johnthan Banks (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, the Buccaneers official site reports.
Banks begins the practice week on the sidelines again, and there isn't any concrete indication on when he might be able to return in at least a limited capacity. The Bucs' starting right cornerback was replaced by Mike Jenkins in Week 4, a scenario that will likely repeat itself Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars should Banks be unable to go.