Buccaneers vs. Rams final injury report: Tavon Austin, Daryl Richardson questionable

J. Meric

Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams have a few injuries ahead of Sunday's game.

The St. Louis Rams are likely to be without wide receiver Tavon Austin and running back Daryl Richardson on Sunday. Neither player participated in practiced this week, and both are listed as questionable on the injury report. Richardson's absence shouldn't matter a lot, as the running back has been out since week eight and Zac Stacy has comfortably taken over the lead back role.

Austin's absence would be a bigger deal for the Rams. While he hasn't been a big part of the St. Louis offense, he brings an explosive, game-breaking element to the table, which is always useful -- especially for a struggling offense. Janoris Jenkins also missed Friday's practice, but the cornerback is listed as probable and should suit up for Sunday's game.

For the Buccaneers, Da'Quan Bowers will miss Sunday's game, which will hurt the team's pass rush packages, though not significantly so. Mark Barron's potential absence would be a much bigger deal, especially given the fact that the Rams' leading receiver is tight end Jared Cook.

Buccaneers injury report

Name Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Status
Bowers, Da'Quan DE Knee Limited Did Not Practice Did Not Practice Out
Nicks, Carl G Foot Did Not Practice Did Not Practice Did Not Practice Out
Barron, Mark S Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable
David, Lavonte LB Hamstring Full Full Full Probable
Jackson, Vincent WR Hamstring Limited Full Full Probable
Joseph, Davin G Knee Limited Full Limited Probable
Spence, Akeem DT Wrist Full Full Full Probable

Rams injury report

Name Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Status
Austin, Tavon WR Ankle Did Not Practice Did Not Practice Did Not Practice Questionable
Richardson, Daryl RB Thigh Did Not Practice Did Not Practice Did Not Practice Questionable
Jenkins, Janoris CB Back - Limited Did Not Practice Probable
Person, Mike T Illness - Did Not Practice Full Probable
Witherspoon, Will LB Illness - Did Not Practice Full Probable

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