As the weekend approaches and the Buccaneers continue to prepare to take on the Saints at home, the injury front begins to clear up. Carlton Davis was upgraded to a limited participant while Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), Justin Evans (toe) and DeSean Jackson (finger) all remained with the did not participate designation Thursday. Isaiah Johnson also did not participate as he goes through the concussion protocol. M.J. Stewart and Brent Grimes both were full participants for the second day in a row as the secondary continues to get healthier.
For the Saints, Michael Thomas was upgraded to a full participant and both tackles remained limited for New Orleans Thursday. The Buccaneers will have to gear up that defensive front that has really turned things around under Mark Duffner in this match up. For the full injury report for both teams, please see below.