Running back Ryan Torain remained on track to reclaim his position with the first-team offense this week after participating fully in practice again Thursday afternoon at Redskins Park.
Torain, sidelined for weeks because of lingering hamstring problems, was involved in every facet of practice for the second consecutive day. He has not played since the first half of the Week 8 loss to the Detroit Lions.
The oft-injured second-year player has frustrated the organization while missing the past four-plus games, prompting the Redskins to consult with specialists to determine how to proceed, Coach Mike Shanahan said recently.
When physically sound, Torrain has provided a spark for a Redskins rushing attack that ranks 27th in the NFL with 1,072 yards. Torain still leads the Redskins with 391 yards (he has a 4.3-yard average). He had consecutive 100-yard games in Weeks 6 and 7 and has rushed for three touchdowns.
Torain could have some use this week in a contest against the Bucs. With both teams lacking explosive offenses, the game could be close which means lots of potential chances for Torain to carry the ball. There's always some risk since he hasn't played in weeks, but the Bucs rank just 26th stopping the run.