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Bucs at Panthers: Final injury report

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Tampa Bay will have to rely on Caleb Benenoch at right guard against the Panthers.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers have released their final injury reports prior to Sunday’s game. The Panthers will be without just one receiver while the Buccaneers could be missing three starters on defense.

Elsewhere, Tampa Bay will be shorthanded on the offensive line with Evan Smith out. That means the majority of the right guard snaps will likely go to Caleb Benenoch. He’ll need to have a big game Sunday against one of the best front-sevens in the NFL.

Ronald Jones will also be out for the division game against Carolina, and possibly longer. The rookie running back is dealing with a hamstring injury and those are always tricky. Look for Jacquizz Rodgers and Shaun Wilson to get more involved in his absence.

The full injury report is listed below.

Buccaneers

RB Ronald Jones (Hamstring) - Did Not Participate on Friday - Out for Sunday

OL Evan Smith (Hip) - Did Not Participate on Friday - Out for Sunday

CB M.J. Stewart (Foot) - Did Not Participate on Friday - Out for Sunday

DE Vinny Curry (Ankle) - Full Participation on Friday - Questionable for Sunday

DT Gerald McCoy (Calf/Not Injury Related) - Full Participation on Friday - Questionable for Sunday

RB Peyton Barber (Ankle) - Full Participation on Friday

T Demar Dotson (Knee/Shoulder) - Full Participation on Friday

WR Mike Evans (Knee) - Full Participation on Friday

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Ribs/Foot) - Full Participation on Friday

Panthers

WR Torrey Smith (Knee) - Did Not Participate on Friday - Out for Sunday

S Mike Adams (Not Injury Related) - Full Participation on Friday

QB Cam Newton (Right Shoulder) - Full Participation on Friday

TE Greg Olsen (Foot) - Full Participation on Friday

DE Julius Peppers (Not Injury Related) - Full Participation on Friday

LB Andre Smith (Hamstring) - Full Participation on Friday