The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons are largely healthy, heading into their week one matchup this Sunday.
The Bucs had only one player missing today’s practice, and that was tight end Luke Stocker. It’s unclear how serious his back injury is, but if he can’t go, the Bucs have other players who can take over his role as blocking tight end. It might give Austin Seferian-Jenkins some extra playing time.
Tampa Bay also listed rookie linebacker Devante Bond as limited with a hamstring strain, though the fifth-round pick is likely a special teamer only at this point in his career.
Meanwhile, the Falcons are mostly healthy as well. Adrian Clayborn, Julio Jones and Kemal Ishmael are dealing with minor injury that are not expected to keep them out of Sunday’s game. Rookie safety Keanu Neal is still struggling with a knee injury that will keep him out for a few more weeks. Running back Terron Ward was also out for today’s practice.
The Falcons and Bucs open their regular season this Sunday, in a game that should set the tone in the NFC South for the rest of the season.