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Updated: December 2, 2003, 3:08 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Jurevicius
Jurevicius
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR Joe Jurevicius appeared to come back from a serious knee injury suffered in Week 2 when he returned to the lineup on Nov. 16, but his comeback only lasted two games. Jurevicius missed Sunday night's game against the Jaguars because his knee swelled during pregame warm-ups and complications with the injury could cause him to miss the rest of the season. "He gets the fluid taken out, he gets treatment, he looks back to normal, he resumes running and the swelling returns," coach Jon Gruden told the Tampa Tribune. "It's been a real frustrating situation for Joe and for our team." The Bucs likely will place Jurevicius on injured reserve.

Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Mark Brunell has sufficiently recoverd from elbow surgery and is healthy enough play, but barring a pair of injuries, he's seen his last action as a Jaguar. Coach Jack Del Rio said the franchise's leading passer will finish out the season as the inactive third quarterback behind Byron Leftwich and David Garrard. "My thinking is that we have two young quarterbacks that have been getting all of [the practice repetitions] and are getting better, and they represent the future of the Jaguars,'' Del Rio told the Florida Times-Union.

Detroit Lions: WR Charles Rogers is expected to be placed on injured reserve today, ending his rookie season. Rogers injured his collarbone during a non-contact drill during the Lions bye week and has not played since. Because the bone is not healing as quickly as anticipated, Rogers has not been able to lift weights and do other conditioning work, making a return this year unlikely. The bone is healing slowly," coach Steve Mariucci told the Detroit News. "But as you rest your arm and inactivate it in a sling, you really can't do much in terms of weight training and strength training, so his upper-body strength is down. His fitness level, his conditioning, is down naturally. You can't run sprints. Even if he could play in a week or two because the bone is feeling well enough, his physical conditioning is lacking."

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