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William Gholston, Russell Shepard join Bucs’ injury list

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to suffer new injuries every week. Today, starting defensive end William Gholston, starting running back Jacquizz Rodgers and wide receiver Russell Shepard were all held out of practice with various injuries.

It’s not clear how serious those injuries are, but we can at least assume that Rodgers is highly unlikely to play, given that the Bucs are signing Mike James to shore up their running back depth. Given the fact that the Bucs play the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night, though, any missed practices now mean a player’s participation is in danger.

The trio of newly injured players join running back Doug Martin, who still isn’t practicing, and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, who was limited in practice. Gerald McCoy was able to go fully, after being limited last week.

As for the Atlanta Falcons, they were missing Dwight Freeney, Tevin Coleman and tight end Jacob Tamme in practice today. The first two missed yesterday’s game and are highly unlikely to play on Thursday. Tamme injured his shoulder against the Green Bay Packers and it’s unclear how likely he is to suit up against the Bucs.