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Injuries: Percy Harvin back on the field for Bills

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Percy Harvin is working his way back into action in Buffalo.

The oft-injured wide receiver returned to practice on Tuesday after missing the past two weeks with a hip injury, per Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News.

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Harvin wore a helmet but no pads while working on the side. His return comes one week after Rex Ryan revealed that the wideout underwent a pain-killing injection for a hip injury the coach called "worse than first thought," per ESPN.com's Mike Rodak.

Ryan last week said Harvin would definitely be back for Buffalo's Week 1 opener against the Colts, but his name has been a constant presence in our injury updates over the years. He missed all of 2013 because of a hip injury while also dealing with rib and ankle issues and the occasional migraine.

The Bills have plenty of weapons on offense, but Buffalo's skill-position players must stay healthy for this quarterback-challenged team to score consistent points in 2015.

Other injuries we're monitoring on this Tuesday morning:

1. Buccaneers fans can rest easy. No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston is okay after falling on his ankle in Monday night's preseason win over the Bengals. "That was a tough fall he took there," coach Lovie Smith said. "That was just a coach's decision on my part. I thought we saw enough of him. I thought he did some good things and thought that was a perfect time to take him out. But if we needed him to play, he would've gone back in the game the next series."

A hamstring injury has Mike Evans most likely out for the rest of preseason, Smith said during a press conference Monday. They're being very careful with the injury.

2. The Colts have lifted Robert Mathis off the physically unable to perform list and added him to the active roster. The move comes sooner than expected after the veteran outside linebacker tore his Achilles' last September. Colts owner Jim Irsay told NFL Media's Albert Breer earlier this month that he didn't expect Mathis to return until "late September or early October." The team, though, obviously expects him to play before Week 6.

3. Panthers wideout Devin Funchess returned to practice Tuesday after suffering a hamstring injury last week. He stuck to individual drills, but it's a good sign as we head toward September. Carolina desperately needs the rookie to fill the void left by Kelvin Benjamin's torn ACL.

4. Also from Panthers Land: Coach Ron Rivera expressed no concern over defensive tackle Star Lotulelei missing the regular-season opener against the Jaguars. "He's right on track," Rivera said of the foot injury Lotulelei suffered on Aug. 3.

5. Michael Vick is visiting the Steelers on Tuesday after Pittsburgh learned that backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski will undergo surgery for a dislocated finger on his left hand.

6. Giants rookie safety Landon Collins is expected to play Saturday after suffering an MCL sprain during their first preseason game.

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