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Doug Martin, Anthony Collins, Alterraun Verner miss second day of practice

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers again have some key injury issues ahead of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Doug Martin, Alterraun Verner and Anthony Collins missed their second consecutive day of practice. Martin's absence means he'll probably miss Sunday's game, which means Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims are likely to take up the bulk of the work.

Alterraun Verner's absence would be a massive problem for the Buccaneers. Verner has not been a perfect cornerback, but his backups Crezdon Butler and Brandon Dixon were absolutely horrible when they were forced into action against the Baltimore Ravens. The Bucs have almost no depth at the cornerback position, and their bakups being forced to play is pretty scary.

On the other hand, Anthony Collins being out probably isn't going to be a huge problem. He's not been, well, any good this year, and backup Oniel Cousins surprisingly looked pretty good last week. With the Falcons having no real pass rush, Cousins should be able to hold up for one more game.

In better news, Vincent Jackson and Luke Stocker returned to practice, so those two players are on track to play on Sunday.

ATLANTA
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation
Jonathan Babineaux 95 DT Foot Limited Participation Limited Participation
Harry Douglas 83 WR Foot Limited Participation Limited Participation
Jonathan Massaquoi 94 DE Foot Limited Participation Limited Participation
Jonathan Scott 64 T Hamstring Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Antone Smith 35 RB Neck Limited Participation Limited Participation

TAMPA BAY
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation
Anthony Collins 73 T Foot Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Lavonte David 54 LB Knee Limited Participation Limited Participation
Vincent Jackson 83 WR Knee Did Not Participate Limited Participation
Michael Johnson 90 DE Hand Limited Participation Limited Participation
Brandon Magee 53 LB Knee Limited Participation Limited Participation
Doug Martin 22 RB Ankle Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Austin Seferian-Jenkins 87 TE Thumb Limited Participation
Charles Sims 34 RB Ankle Limited Participation Limited Participation
Akeem Spence 97 DT Hamstring Limited Participation Did Not Participate
Luke Stocker 88 TE Hip Did Not Participate Limited Participation
Alterraun Verner 21 CB Hamstring Did Not Participate Did Not Participate