LB Kwon Alexander, sidelined by a hamstring injury since the second quarter of the Bucs' season opener against Chicago, will finally make a healthy return Sunday against the Bills.

"It's a blessing to be back," Alexander said after Friday's practice, when he was cleared to return after three practices at full participation. "I'm ready to get out there and have fun. I've been off about five weeks, so I've got a lot of energy built up and I'm ready to get out there."

Alexander's return puts the Bucs' starting defense at close to full strength, having gotten LB Lavonte David back last week after he missed two games with an ankle injury.