The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, and the two teams just released their final injury reports — and their first injury reports of the 2016 NFL season.
The NFL eliminated the “probable” status, given that it basically meant “will almost certainly play but had some minor nick in practice”, so we’re only seeing somewhat significant injuries on the list this year.
For the Bucs, rookie linebacker Devante Bond has been ruled out, while safety Ryan Smith and tight end Luke Stocker are listed as questionable. The latter two will almost certainly play, though, given the fact that they both participated fully in the final two practices of the week.
The Falcons are equivalently banged up, though they will be missing a starter instead of a backup: rookie safety Keanu Neal won’t be able to play, as he’s suffering from a longer-term knee injury. Safety Dashon Goldson and running back Terron Ward are listed as questionable, and it’s not clear whether either of them can suit up. Both players were limited in practice even on Friday.
The Bucs play the Falcons at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.