The Buccaneers face a crucial divisional game this week in Atlanta, and they will be getting some bodies back on defense.
Veteran linebacker Lavonte David has been fully participating in practice this week after missing the prior two games with a groin injury. This is great news for the Buccaneers with the return of David along side J.J. Russell, SirVocea Dennis , and K.J. Britt. All are expected to play as one big name still remains out.
Devin White is still missing an injured foot and is out for the game. Joining him will be cornerback Jamel Dean as head coach Todd Bowles confirmed on Friday that both will be out this Sunday.
Vita Vea is still battling a toe injury and did not practice all week. However, despite his questionable status for this week’s game, Bowles appears to lean towards the notion Vea will be suiting up for Tampa Bay in Atlanta.
Offensively, the Bucs appear to be in good health with names like Tristan Wirfs, Cody Mauch, and Robert Hainsey all practicing through injury this week at practice.
Here’s the full injury report for the Falcons and Bucs.