Clinton Portis said he thought he'd be ready to play on Sunday against the Bucs, though he did reveal that he played through ankle pain the first two weeks of the season.
"I couldn't really sit in position to pass block," he said on Wednesday. "I think right now, as far as my ankles, I can run around, I can stop, I can cut. The treatment I've been getting -- the new program that we've been on -- is working great. Right now, my ankles don't have any pain."
Portis was limited in practice last week, too, and was listed as questionable entering the Lions' game. Though he started in Detroit, he did not play late in the game after getting kicked in the calf. Zorn wasn't certain on Wednesday just how much Portis might be able to practice in the days leading up to the Bucs game, but the eighth-year running back doesn't seem to think it matters.