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Austin Seferian Jenkins and Vincent Jackson out with injury for Buccaneers vs. Falcons

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without wide receiver Vincent Jackson and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins today, Adam Schefter reports. Jackson's absence had been all but certain so should be no surprise, but Seferian-Jenkins had at least been able to participate in practice on a limited basis for the entire week, though he was listed as doubtful on the injury report. Apparently he is still not recovered from a week two shoulder injury.

This leaves the Bucs with Mike Evans as their only remotely reliable weapon in the passing game, as Louis Murphy was placed on injured reserve earlier this week. Outside of Evans and the team's top two running backs, tight end Brandon Myers has the most receiving yards of all active players today with just 60. Special teamer Russell Shepard is likely to be the number two receiver, with Donteea Dye and possibly Adam Humphries stepping in as number three.

With Desmond Trufant presumably guarding Mike Evans for the day, this could turn out to be a very tough game for Jameis Winston. The Bucs will have to rely on the running game even more than they did in past weeks, and if they're forced to play catch-up with an explosive Falcons offense, this could turn into a minor disaster for Tampa Bay.