Bond (knee) will play in Sunday's tilt against the Vikings, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Bond hasn't played since injuring his knee in mid-August but he was absent from the team's injury report this past week. He'll make his season debut as a backup linebacker behind starters Lavonte David, Kendell Beckwith and Adarius Glanton.
Bond (knee) is not present on the Buccaneers' injury report Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Bond first practiced on a limited basis last week after suffering the injury Aug. 13, so it looks as though he's finally healthy. The 24-year-old currently is slotted behind rookie Kendall Beckwith at strong-side linebacker for the Buccaneers.
Bond (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Bond has been dealing with the injury since mid-August and was a limited participant in practice this week. Expect Adarius Glanton and Cameron Lynch to serve as the backup strong-side linebackers in his absence.
Bond worked with the first-team defense during Tuesday's OTAs, Joe Kania of Buccaneers.com reports. The 2016 sixth-round pick missed all of last season with a hamstring injury that he's long recovered from, and he'll apparently get the first opportunity to win the starting strong-side linebacker job that the since-departed Daryl Smith held last season. Bond is expected to eventually face stiff competition for that role from 2017 third-round pick Kendell Beckwith, who is still recovering from a ACL tear he suffered last November while playing with LSU.
Bond (hamstring) is listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup with Arizona. Bond's inactive status is a little surprising given that he practiced in full throughout the week leading up to Sunday. The Buccaneers' decision to keep him sidelined is likely a precautionary one. Tampa Bay has a particularly deep linebacking corps which could have also factored into the team's decision to hold Bond out on Sunday. Josh Keyes is listed behind Bond on the team's official team depth chart.
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