Jameis Winston took a small step in the right direction Thursday.
Winston suffered a hand injury in Sunday's Week 14 game against the Indianapolis Colts but returned in the second half to lead the victory. Bruce Arians called the injury day-to-day.
Winston was officially listed as limited in practice on Wednesday but only did simulated throws. Thursday, he progressed to tennis balls.
It's a step in the right direction with the Bucs hoping Winston will be ready for Sunday's game in Detroit against the Lions.
Friday's practice session will provide further clarity if Winston is able to upgrade from tennis balls to an NFL pigskin.
Here are other injuries we're tracking on Thursday:
Earlier in the day, the Jets placed tight endRyan Griffin on injured reserve and activated offensive linemanBrent Qvale.
»Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and tight end Mark Andrews are active for Thursday's game against the Jets. The Ravens inactives are: quarterback Trace McSorley, wide receiver Jaleel Scott, cornerback Anthony Averett, linebacker Chris Board, defensive tackle Justin Ellis, offensive lineman Ben Powers and offensive linemanRonnie Stanley.
»The Cincinnati Bengals cleared first-round offensive tackle Jonah Williams to resume practicing with the team. Williams, the No. 11 overall pick in this year's draft, has not played this season due to a shoulder injury he suffered in June during OTAs.
»Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher Frank Clark will not practice Thursday. Clark is still being evaluated for a stomach issue that he is now seeing a specialist for, per NFL Network's James Palmer.
»San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman could be sidelined until January with the hamstring injury he sustained in Sunday's win, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Rapoport adds defensive end Dee Ford, who is also dealing with a hamstring injury, is expected to be out approximately four weeks.
»Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller says his knee injury has improved. "It's way better than it was last week," Miller told reporters Thursday. "I shouldn't have any problems playing. it's definitely way better. I'm back now."
»Indianapolis Colts wideout T.Y Hilton (calf) and cornerback Pierre Desir (groin) were both limited at practice. Cornerback Kenny Moore (ankle) did not participate.
»Dallas Cowboys linebackers Leighton Vader Esch (neck) and Sean Lee (pectoral/thigh) missed practice for the second straight day. Safety Jeff Heath (shoulders) and running back Tony Pollard (ankle) were updated from limited participants to full participants.