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Buccaneers vs. Packers Injuries: Major Wright out, Clinton McDonald, Mason Foster questionable

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David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to try to beat the Green Bay Packers without safety Major Wright, who's played sparingly for the past month. Bradley McDougald will presumably take his place, which shouldn't present much of an issue for the defense: he's played well at strong safety this season, primarily as a run-stuffer.

Lovie Smith also announced that defensive tackle Clinton McDonald and linebacker Mason Foster will be questionable, after having been limited in practice this week. McDonald hasn't played in a month but is sorely needed now that Gerald McCoy has been placed on injured reserve. If he can't go, Da'Quan Bowers will get a lot of work at three-technique -- he's played reasonably well there, but it's not  his natural position.

As for Foster, Danny Lansanah has filled in for him the past two games, with Orie Lemon jumping in at strongside linebacker. That's worked reasonably well, although Lansanah looked a little uncomfortable in coverage at times. The Bucs may sit Foster to get yet another look at Lansanah at middle linebacker with an eye to the future: Foster's in the final year of his contract, and the Bucs may choose to let him walk and go with Lansanah at middle linebacker instead.

TAMPA BAY
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Mason Foster 59 LB Achilles Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Questionable
Isaiah Frey 32 CB Ankle Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Questionable
Dashon Goldson 38 S Shin Limited Participation Limited Participation Questionable
Clinton McDonald 98 DT Hamstring Limited Participation Limited Participation Full Participation Questionable
Kevin Pamphile 64 T Ankle/Knee Limited Participation Limited Participation Full Participation Questionable
Solomon Patton 11 WR Foot Limited Participation Limited Participation Full Participation Questionable
Bobby Rainey 43 RB Wrist Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Major Wright 31 S Ribs Did Not Participate Limited Participation Limited Participation Out

GREEN BAY
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation Fri. Participation* Game Status
Bryan Bulaga 75 T Concussion Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Limited Participation Questionable
Davon House 31 CB Shoulder Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Eddie Lacy 27 RB Eye Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Probable
T.J. Lang 70 G Ankle Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Probable
Clay Matthews 52 LB Biceps Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Probable
Mike Neal 96 LB/DE Abdomen Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Probable
Nick Perry 53 LB Shoulder Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Probable
Josh Sitton 71 G Toe Did Not Participate Limited Participation Limited Participation Probable