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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons: Initial Injury Report

There is some optimism that the Bucs will get some key players back this week

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been dealing with some brutal injuries, having lost Lavonte David and Jamel Dean for the last two games plus losing all but one inside linebacker last week. Now, it looks like there may be some hope that some of those players will be returning when they face the Atlanta Falcons.

Lavonte David and SirVocea Dennis all returned to practice on Wednesday, giving the team some hope that they will return this week. SirVocea Dennis seems like a lock, having only missed the Panthers game due to illness, but David (groin) and Dean (ankle) aren’t sure things just yet. Although, David was a full participant.

On the flip side, Devin White - who missed last week with a foot injury - did not participate on Wednesday. Neither did Vita Vea (toe), Jamel Dean (ankle), Josh Hayes (illness), or J.J. Russell (personal). Vita Vea seems more likely than not to play and has missed numerous practices throughout the season but has managed to show up on game day.

The Falcons, on the other hand, or hurting in the secondary. Jeff Okudah (ankle) and A.J. Terrell (concussion) were both limited. Calais Campbell (rest), Drew Dalton (ankle), Nate Landman (knee), Kaleb McGary (knee), David Onyemata (ankle), and Cordarrelle Patterson (rest) all sat out Wednesday’s practice.

Here is the full injury report for the Buccaneers and Falcons;

The Bucs and Falcons kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The game will be broadcast on CBS with Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta on the call.

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