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Injured Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn, DT Amobi Okoye Could Be Back For Opener
A pair of Buccaneers players who were sidelined for most of the preseason could return in time for the Sept. 9 season-opener against Carolina, according to Stephen F. Holder of the Tampa Bay Times.
Receiver Arrelious Benn has been increasingly active of late "and should be practicing within days," Holder writes. Amobi Okoye's slow recovery from offseason knee surgery is nearing an end as well, as he has been "more involved" in recent practices, according to Holder.
"It's tough sitting there watching," said Benn. "I went through an injury my rookie year, but I only missed one game. To sit there and watch a whole training camp go by is tough. But I'm not worried about anything. I'm just glad to be back."
Benn finished 2011 with 30 receptions for 441 yards and three touchdowns. Okoye was considered one of the team's key offseason free agent signings and is expected to figure prominently into Tampa Bay's pass rush in certain packages.
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