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 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 is currently 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 backup strong-side linebacker in his absence.
Bond (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
The second-year linebacker has been out since Aug. 13 with the injury, so his involvement in practice Wednesday was a notable development. Bond entered training camp as the frontrunner for the starting strong-side linebacker job, but his extended absence allowed rookie Kendell Beckwith to overtake him for the gig. He'll thus start the season as Beckwith's primary backup while also likely seeing work on special teams.
Bond is still recovering from a knee injury and will not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Bond has been out with the injury for a little over two weeks now, and while he'll be held out of the team's preseason finale, it appears he is close to returning. However, he remains without an exact timetable, and Kendell Beckwith will continue to serve as the team's SAM linebacker in Bond's absence.
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