Buccaneers - Jaguars Injury Report: Aqib Talib Out, Josh Freeman Questionable

Josh Freeman did make some throws in practice the past two days, reportedly with some zip, but he's still listed as Questionable on the official injury report with limited participation in practice. It would be a surprise if the third-year quarterback doesn't start on Sunday, but if he doesn't Josh Johnson will get his second consecutive start.

Meanwhile, the Bucs have bigger worries: Aqib Talib has been ruled out and backup S Larry Asante, who has been getting a but of playing time in rotations, is Doubtful, while DT Albert Haynesworth is also Questionable. Missing Aqib Talib would normally be a big blow for the Bucs, but the Jacksonville Jaguars don't have the quality wideout talent to really make this a problem. Haynesworth presence usually gives the Bucs some disruption inside, and if he can't go they would have no one who could really fill that role, although Haynesworth hasn't made a big impact himself.

For the Jaguars, CB T.J. Heath, DE Aaron Kampman and DE Matt Roth are all listed as Out, which really hurts their defense. In addition they could miss S Dwight Lowery with a shoulder injury, further limiting their already depleted secondary. The Jaguars defense is pretty good when healthy, but they've been hit hard by injuries and not much is left of that stout unit.

Full Injury Report

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Out: CB Aqib Talib (hamstring)

Doubtful: S Larry Asante (hamstring)

Questionable: DT Albert Haynesworth (knee), QB Josh Freeman (right shoulder)

Probable: DE Michael Bennett (groin), LB Adam Hayward (foot), T James Lee (knee), DT Brian Price (ankle), TE Luke Stocker (hip)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Out: CB T.J. Heath (shoulder), DE Aaron Kampman (hamstring), DE Matt Roth (concussion)

Questionable: S Dwight Lowery (shoulder)

Probable: DT Tyson Alualu (not injury related), RB Greg Jones (not injury related), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (not injury related), TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), T Guy Whimper (thigh)

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Nation

You must be a member of Bucs Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Nation. You should read them.

Join Bucs Nation

You must be a member of Bucs Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker