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Bengals vs. Buccaneers injury report: Everyone rests starters

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are resting a lot of players, with three starters and two part-time players missing today's practice. Luke Stocker is probably the most concerning in the group, as he suffered a concussion which was not noticed on Sunday. It's likely that he won't play on Sunday, as he'll have to pass a concussion test by Friday to play.

In addition, Evan Dietrich-Smith was absent with an illness, tight end Brandon Myers has a calf injury, Clinton McDonald is struggling with a hamstring injury, and Lavonte David missed his third consecutive practice with a hamstring issue as well. David should be ready for Sunday's game, given that he was close to playing this Sunday, but who knows at this point?

As for the Bengals, it must have been yearly everyone-gets-some-rest practice, because they had a whopping seven guys not participating in practice. We'll see how serious those issues are over the next few weeks, but many of those players are significant parts of their game plan, including DEs Robert Geathers and Margus Hunt, CB Adam Jones and WR Mohamed Sanu. In addition, starting right tackle Andre Smith was placed on injured reserve.

Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation
Da'Quan Bowers 91 DE Knee Limited Participation
Lavonte David 54 LB Hamstring Did Not Participate
Evan Dietrich-Smith 62 C Illness Did Not Participate
Clinton McDonald 98 DT Hamstring Did Not Participate
Brandon Myers 82 TE Calf Did Not Participate
Austin Seferian-Jenkins 87 TE Back Limited Participation
Charles Sims 34 RB Ankle Limited Participation
Luke Stocker 88 TE Concussion Did Not Participate
Major Wright 31 S Shoulder Limited Participation
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation
Vontaze Burfict 55 LB Knee Did Not Participate
Robert Geathers 91 DE Toe Did Not Participate
Clark Harris 46 LS Illness Did Not Participate
Margus Hunt 99 DE Ankle Did Not Participate
Deorge Iloka 43 S Groin Limited Participation
Adam Jones 24 CB Tooth Did Not Participate
Mike Pollak 67 G/C Knee Did Not Participate
Mohamed Sanu 12 WR Illness Did Not Participate
Andre Smith 71 T Elbow Injured Reserve