Jameis Winston may be going into the season with a limp.
The Buccaneers quarterback said that he's been dealing with a sprained ankle, but says it isn't bothering him.
"Pain is temporary," Winston told the media Monday. "I really don't focus on that at all. I played last year at Florida State with a sprained ankle, so that's the least of my worries. My job is to go out there and play quarterback and fight for the team."
Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter confirmed that Winston is feeling the effects of an ankle sprain, but Tampa Bay fans shouldn't be worried.
"It's affecting him a little bit," Koetter added, "but he'll be ready to go. ... It's not anything he can't play on. Even in practice, Jameis, you can't keep him out."
Winston rolled his ankle in Tampa Bay's second preseason game against the Bengals, but still played meaningful minutes against the Browns on Saturday. Winston may not be 100 percent healthy by his rookie debut against the Titans in Week 1, but all indications are his sprained ankle won't hamper him too much.