Tony Gonzalez, Harry Douglas questionable on final Falcons vs. Buccaneers injury report

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Gonzalez and Harry Douglas could miss Sunday's game, but Roddy White is on track to play.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have to face the Atlanta Falcons without the services of Da'Quan Bowers, faltering pass rush specialist. Bowers has been struggling with concussion symptoms all week and was not cleared to practice on Friday, Greg Schiano noted in his press conference. If he cannot pass concussions tests before Sunday's game, he will not play. This likely means a little more playing time for William Gholston and perhaps Steven Means.

There's some good news, too: Chris Owusu finished the week with two days of full participation in practice, which means he's likely to suit up on Sunday. Owusu was battling Underwood for the second receiver spot before succumbing to injury a few weeks ago. He's a more disciplined and polished route runner than Underwood, and should at minimum take over as the third receiver ahead of undrafted rookie Skye Dawson.

For the Falcons, Tony Gonzalez and Harry Douglas are both listed as questionable, although Roddy White likely returns to action this week. That will hurt an already depleted Atlanta passing game, as Gonzalez has been the team's steady third-down weapon for years on end while Douglas ripped apart the Bucs in their last encounter. With defensive tackles Corey Peters and Peria Jerry both listed as questionable on a team wracked by injuries, the Bucs have a golden opportunity to profit from the Falcons' misfortune.

Buccaneers Injury Report

Name Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Status
Nicks, Carl G Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Owusu, Chris WR Foot Limited Full Full Questionable
Bowers, Da'Quan DE Concussion DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Adams, Michael CB Knee DNP Limited Full Probable
Barron, Mark S Knee Limited Limited Full Probable
Gorrer, Danny CB Groin Full Full Full Probable
Jackson, Vincent WR Knee Limited Full Full Probable
Joseph, Davin G Knee Limited Full Full Probable
Penn, Donald T Calf Full Full Full Probable
Spence, Akeem DT Wrist Full Full Full Probable

Falcons Injury Report

Name Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Status
Douglas, Harry WR Knee - DNP Limited Questionable
Gonzalez, Tony TE Toe DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Goodman, Malliciah DE Calf DNP DNP DNP Out
Jerry, Peria DT Toe Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Peters, Corey DT Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Jackson, Steven RB Toe Limited Full Full Probable
Snelling, Jason RB Knee/Non-Injury Related DNP Limited DNP -
Weatherspoon, Sean LB Foot Limited Full Full Probable
White, Roddy WR Shoulder Limited Limited Full Probable

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