While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers await word on the status of cornerback LeQuan Lewis's knee injury, they are ready to welcome back another member of the secondary.
Cornerback Anthony Gaitor is eligible to return from injured reserve and head coach Greg Schiano says the second-year pro will play this week against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Bucs placed Gaitor on the IR/designated to return list on October 9th because of a nagging hamstring that had been bothering him since the preseason.
Gaitor briefly returned to practice earlier this season, but suffered a setback and became the first Bucs player in history to be placed on the newly created designated to return list. The rules of the designation meant that Gaitor had to sit out at six weeks before returning to action.
The Bucs could certainly use Gaitor's services. If Lewis is out, then Tampa Bay will only have E.J. Biggers, Leonard Johnson, Danny Gorrer, and Myron Lewis left at cornerback against the Eagles on Sunday.Tags: Anthony Gaitor, Football, NFL, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers