Panthers vs. Buccaneers Injury Report: Mike Williams, Dashon Goldson questionable

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are banged up across the board but the Carolina Panthers are relatively healthy.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have numerous injuries on a short week, but the ones to the team's skill players are the most concerning. Doug Martin won't play, which means Mike James will likely be the lead running back against the Carolina Panthers. Mike Williams is still limited with a nagging hamstring injury that has lingered for months, and third receiver Chris Owusu isn't fully healthy either.

The defense is relatively healthy, with a few nagging injuries that shouldn't keep players out. The only significant injury there is to safety Dashon Goldson, who suffered a knee injury last week. If he can't go the Bucs would like to turn to Keith Tandy, who's recovering from a concussion, or recent addition Kelcie McCray. Neither player is as good as the All-Pro safety and it would likely push Mark Barron back into a deep role again, even though he's at his best closer to the line of scrimmage.

For the Panthers the most significant injury is to defensive tackle Dwan Edwards who is unlikely to play after missing every practice this week. Other than that they are largely healthy, with only Steve Smith being a significant player to be limited on Wednesday, but he is listed as probable.

Buccaneers injury report

Player Pos. Injury Monday Tuesday Wednesday Status
Jeff Demps RB Groin Out Out Out Out
Doug Martin RB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Carl Nicks G Foot Out Out Out Out
Dashon Goldson S Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Chris Owusu WR Foot Llimited Limited Limited Questionable
Mike Williams WR Hamstring Full Limited Full Questionable
Michael Adams CB Knee Full Full Full Probable
Mark Barron S Hip Limted Full Full Probable
Da'Quan Bowers DE Toe Full Full Full Probable
Tom Crabtree TE Ankle Full Full Full Probable
Davin Joseph G Knee Full Full Full Probable
Akeem Spence DT Wrist Full Full Full Probable
Keith Tandy S Concussion DNP Limited Full Probable

Panthers injury report

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