QChris Godwin
WR TB (11)
Tue 8/16/22 11:22 AM

Godwin (knee) is handling 7-on-7 work in Tuesday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Godwin is participating in 7-on-7 work for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair his right ACL, a notable step forward from individual drills. The Buccaneers will doubtless continue to take a cautious approach with Godwin's recovery, but his progress is good news for the team, especially with Mike Evans (hamstring) and Russell Gage (leg) not practicing this week.

QChris Godwin
WR TB (11)
Sat 8/13/22 1:38 PM

Godwin (knee) is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason tilt against the Dolphins, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Godwin has been running routes throughout training camp and participating in positional drills, but the star wideout has yet to play in meaningful game situations, something that's not expected to change Saturday. The Buccaneers are expected to rest the majority of their top pass catchers, opening the door for Tyler Johnson, Cyril Grayson and Scotty Miller to get extended run.

QChris Godwin
WR TB (11)
Sun 8/7/22 2:31 AM

Godwin (knee) ran full-speed routes during individual and positional drills for the second consecutive day in Saturday's practice, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
The recovering receiver's rehab process is coming along as well as could be expected at this juncture, with head coach Todd Bowles taking note of how well Godwin is moving around just nine months removed from his ACL injury. The team will naturally continue to exercise considerable caution with Godwin, but the fact the Week 1 clash against the Cowboys is still over a month away seemingly gives him a fighting chance of playing at least a limited role in that contest.

QChris Godwin
WR TB (11)
Fri 8/5/22 10:39 AM

Godwin (knee) appeared limited to straight-line running and individual drills Friday in his return to practice, Greg Auman of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
This is to be expected in his first practice tearing an ACL on Dec. 19. Godwin presumably has done cutting/agility work as part of his rehab process, but the Bucs don't want him pushing it in the more competitive atmosphere of a team practice. The plan, it would seem, is to ramp him up over the next five weeks, with eyes toward Week 1 against Dallas. The team can't be accused of lacking insurance, as offseason signings Russell Gage and Julio Jones can join forces with Mike Evans to give Tampa an impressive WR group even if Godwin misses games or starts off in a limited role.

QChris Godwin
WR TB (11)
Fri 8/5/22 9:09 AM

Godwin (knee) returned to practice Friday, sporting a knee brace in his first session since suffering an ACL tear last December, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
It's a big step forward and all but confirms that the Bucs hope to have Godwin ready for Week 1. The timing of his injury toward the end of last season has made that a question mark, but all reports suggests his rehab has gone well, with avoidance of the PUP list at the beginning of training camp being an especially good sign. He's now practicing, though perhaps on a limited basis, with more than five weeks to go before Tampa's season opener against Dallas.

QChris Godwin
WR TB (11)
Tue 7/26/22 4:23 PM

Godwin (knee) will avoid the PUP list and has been cleared to begin training camp, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
Stroud notes that the Bucs will be careful with Godwin, who had surgery Jan. 3 for a torn ACL. He didn't participate in spring practices and may be eased in this summer, but the decision to keep him off the PUP list suggests Godwin has a shot to be ready for Week 1.

QChris Godwin
WR TB (11)
Mon 7/4/22 5:52 AM1 Comment

Reports on Godwin's rehab from an ACL tear have been encouraging, but the Bucs haven't commented on when they expect him back, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
As expected, Godwin missed spring practices while rehabbing the major knee injury he suffered Dec. 19. Auman suggests the star wideout has a chance to open the regular season on the 53-man roster, though there's also some danger he'll land on the PUP list and miss the first six games. With Godwin uncertain for Week 1 and Rob Gronkowski retired, QB Tom Brady may have to lean on Mike Evans, Russell Gage, Cameron Brate and the Tampa running backs early in the season.

QChris Godwin
WR TB (11)
Wed 3/16/22 9:48 PM

Godwin agreed to a three-year, $60 million contract extension with the Buccaneers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
Tampa Bay applied the franchise tag on Godwin last week for the second consecutive year, and the two sides were quickly able to come to a new agreement. The 2017 third-round pick will receive $40 million guaranteed and is set to return to the open market in 2025 when still only 29 years old. Godwin is recovering from the torn ACL and sprained MCL he sustained during Week 15, so it remains to be seen if he'll be ready to catch passes from Tom Brady for the start of the 2022 campaign.

QChris Godwin
WR TB (11)
Tue 3/8/22 3:30 PM1 Comment

The Buccaneers placed the franchise tag on Godwin on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
For the second year in a row, Tampa Bay has done as much with Godwin, meaning he'll be due $19.2 million in 2022 if the two sides are unable to come to terms on a long-term deal. Currently, he's in recovery mode from the torn ACL and sprained MCL that he sustained in his right knee back in Week 15. Due to the timing of the injury, Godwin's availability for Week 1 of next season is in question, as is who will be under center for the Bucs once he gets healthy following the retirement of Tom Brady this offseason.

QChris Godwin
WR TB (11)
Mon 3/7/22 11:33 AM

The Buccaneers are expected to use their franchise tag on Godwin (knee) prior to Tuesday's 4:00 p.m. ET deadline, Tyler Dragon of USA Today reports.
EDGE Analysis
Godwin, who is recovering from ACL and MCL tears in his right knee, looks like he will stick with Tampa Bay for the 2022 campaign under the team's franchise tag. That would mark the second consecutive year that Godwin has received the tag, so his salary would count $19.2 million against the cap. Through 14 appearances in the 2021 season, Godwin compiled career-high marks with 98 catches on 127 targets, which he translated into 1,103 yards and five touchdowns. While it's unclear whether Godwin will be at full strength to kick off the upcoming campaign, his ability to move the chains would doubtless prove a notable boon for whoever lines up under center for the Bucs in Week 1, with Tom Brady having retired.