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Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway is questionable entering Sunday night's showdown with Seattle as he continues to work back from an ankle injury suffered the second week of the season.
Bucs head coach Jon Gruden said earlier this week that Galloway's return would be a gametime decision and gave little indication that had changed when he spoke to the media on Friday.
Thanks to the late start time, Galloway gets a little more time to rest up for the game.
If he doesn't play, Antonio Bryant will start in his place for a fifth straight game.
In other personnel news ...
WR Deion Branch did not practice on Thursday, but the Seahawks have listed him as questionable for Sunday's game.
QB Seneca Wallace took the majority of the reps in Thursday's practice and will start against Tampa Bay now that starter Matt Hasselbeck is listed as out.
TE Will Heller did not practice because of an injured knee and is out for Sunday's game.
S Deon Grant suited up and took part in the first portion of Thursday's practice. He is probable and should play.
WR Koren Robinson, who sat out Wednesday's practice with a sore knee, was back on Thursday and will play on Sunday. He is not on the injury report.
WR Billy McMullen (finger) is out for Sunday's game.
DE Patrick Kerney (neck) is probable.
FB B.J. Askew is out with a hamstring tear. The recently-signed Jameel Cook or RB Earnest Graham will start in his place.
WR Maurice Stovall is out with a hamstring strain.
QB Brian Griese, who missed last week's game with an elbow injury, had limited participation this week. He is questionable.
G Arron Sears returned to practice Thursday but was limited with a knee sprain. He is questionable. Rookie Jeremy Zuttah took reps in his place during the week and could start if Sears is unable to play.
LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring), WR Antonio Bryant (foot), PK Matt Bryant (hamstring) and LB Barrett Ruud (knee) are all probable.
KICKOFF: Sunday, 8:15 ET
TV: NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Andrea Kremer)
SERIES: 9th regular-season meeting. The Seahawks lead the series, 7-1, winning the last game of the 2006 season and the first game of the 2007 season against Tampa Bay. The Bucs have not scored more than seven points in any of the last four meetings.