Devin Hester has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. Tampa Bay with the torn cartilage in his rib cage.
Hester did not practice this week and the prospects of him playing would seem to be worse than the 50-50 that some equate to questionable.
"The progress is getting better than it was [Thursday],'' Hester said. "[I'm] still pushing for Sunday and hoping I'll be able to go out there and play.
"I'll let everything get cleared by the trainers and whenever they come to an agreement that they feel I'm ready, then I'll go with it."
If Hester does not play, Marty Booker and perhaps Mark Bradley are expected to see increased playing time on offense. Danieal Manning is locked into the role as the kick returner and it's a toss-up between Nathan Vasher and Earl Bennett on punt returns. Rashied Davis also took some reps in practice this week.
Rookie safety Craig Steltz was listed as doubtful, which means he will not play with his sprained right ankle.
Defensive tackle Tommie Harris had full participation in Friday's practice and is probable. He will start.
For Tampa Bay, wide receiver Joey Galloway (foot) and right guard Davin Joseph (foot) are out. The Bucs list starting defensive end Gaines Adams (abdomen) and weak-side linebacker Derrick Brooks (hamstring) as questionable. Same for cornerback Aqib Talib, who has a pulled hamstring. Adams has full participation in practice while Brooks and Talib were limited.