The Buccaneers and Saints have both released their final injury reports ahead of Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round matchup in New Orleans, with a couple of players whose statuses remain unclear.
For Tampa Bay, Ronald Jones II (quad/finger) and Jordan Whitehead (knee) were both limited participants in Friday’s practice and are listed as questionable for Sunday night. Andrew Adams (non-injury) didn’t practice on Friday at all and is also listed as questionable for the game. Of course, Alex Cappa (ankle) has landed on injured reserve and will miss the game against the Saints.
With Jones’ status still unknown, Bruce Arians said Friday afternoon that he would be a game-time decision. Even if Jones is good to go, Leonard Fournette is slated to start in his place. The good news for the Buccaneer offense, however, is that no one else carries an injury designation on Friday’s injury report. Mike Evans (knee) was a limited participant, but he’s all set for action against New Orleans. Chris Godwin (hip/quad) didn’t participate, but he doesn’t have an injury designation either, so he should be expected to suit up as well.
On the defensive side of the ball, Carlton Davis (groin) was a full participant and while neither Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) nor Ndamukong Suh (non-injury) didn’t practice Friday, they are also expected to give it ago in the Superdome.
There’s less to report on the New Orleans side of things. Patrick Robinson (hamstring) has been ruled out, but the only other players carrying injury designations are Taysom Hill (knee) and Latavius Murray (quad). Both were limited on Friday after not practicing the previous two days, but it would be hard to imagine they’ll be held out on Sunday night unless things worsen over the next couple of days.
As for Terron Armstead (elbow) and Trey Hendrickson (neck), two others whose statuses have been worth tracking this week, they were both full participants in practice on Friday. Neither carry injury designations as of right now.
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