Impact It's unclear when exactly Smith sustained the foot injury, but it'll force him to miss at least one contest. Josh Wells is expected to start at left tackle in his place versus Arizona. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Brady, Bucs push for playoffs against struggling Cardinals Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady and Arizona’s Trace McSorley are two quarterbacks making their Christmas Day debut on Sunday3 DAYS AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS Julio Jones - Another limited showing Jones (knee) was limited at practice Thursday. Impact With back-to-back capped sessions under his belt this week, Jones may be building momentum for a return to action Sunday at Arizona. He missed this past Sunday's loss to the Bengals due to a knee injury, which contained him to one limited practice last week.
Impact Edwards landed on the injury report Friday as a limited participant due to a hamstring injury. He returned to game action in Week 15 following a two-game absence due to a hamstring injury and recorded five tackles across 29 defensive snaps. It's unclear if he aggravated his previous hamstring injury or not, but it's concerning to see him back on the injury report. Antoine Winfield (ankle) and Keanu Neal (toe) are also questionable, so Tampa Bay's safety corps could be seriously depleted against Arizona. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Julio Jones - Uncertain to play Christmas Day The Buccaneers list Jones (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Impact After sitting out last week's loss to the Bengals, Jones was listed as a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday.
1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Deven Thompkins - Signed to active roster Tampa Bay signed Thompkins to the active roster off its practice squad Friday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. Impact Thompkins is out of practice squad elevations, so Tampa Bay has officially signed him to the 53-man roster. The undrafted wideout has been operating as the team's primary punt and kick returner, but he also finished with 16 scrimmage yards in Week 15 while playing 13 offensive snaps, which was third most among Tampa Bay's wideouts. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Tristan Wirfs - Officially questionable Wirfs (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against Arizona. Impact Wirfs has missed three straight games due to an ankle issue, but he logged a full practice Friday for the first time since suffering the injury, which suggests he's on track to return in Week 16.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers News - NFLAnalysis: NFL playoff picture tightens up after Week 16 Minshew Mania is on hold2 HOURS AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS Genard Avery - Lands on IR Avery (abdomen) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Scott Smith of Tampa Bay's official site reports. Impact Avery suffered an injury to his abdomen in Week 14 and has been sidelined since. He'll now miss the rest of the regular season, but he could return in the postseason should the Buccaneers advance to the divisional round. Anthony Nelson should get all the snaps he can handle at outside linebacker in the absence of Avery.
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2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Antoine Winfield Jr. - Deemed questionable for Sunday Winfield (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals. Impact Winfield didn't practice during Week 16 prep due to a lingering ankle injury, but he'll still have a chance to suit up Sunday. Mike Edwards (hamstring) and Keanu Neal (toe) are also questionable, so Tampa Bay's safety corps could be without a couple of key members against Arizona. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Mike Edwards - Listed as questionable Edwards (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals.
In his absence, both Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Anthony Nelson are in line to handle an increased snap count this weekend in Arizona. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Genard Avery - Remains out for Week 16 Avery (abdomen) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Cardinals, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact Avery will miss a second consecutive game Sunday as he continues to nurse an abdominal injury. With Carl Nassib (pectoral) also unavailable, K. J. Britt could be asked to step into secondary role at outside linebacker in Week 16. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Vita Vea - Sitting out Sunday Vea (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Impact Vea is slated to miss his second consecutive contest as a result of the calf injury he suffered back in Week 14 versus the 49ers. In his absence, Rakeem Nunez-Roches should draw another start as nose tackle, while Logan Hall and Patrick O'Connor will both likely receive additional defensive line snaps behind starters Akiem Hicks and William Gholston. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Donovan Smith - Out for Week 16 Smith (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
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His potential presence would be a huge boost to Tampa Bay's offensive line, especially considering his replacement, Josh Wells (back), is also questionable and Donovan Smith (foot) is out. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Keanu Neal - Questionable with toe injury Neal is questionable for Sunday's matchup against Arizona due to a toe injury. Impact Neal didn't practice Wednesday due to the toe injury but logged limited sessions Thursday and Friday. Antoine Winfield (ankle) and Mike Edwards (hamstring) are also questionable, so it's currently unclear who'll start at safety for Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Because he was unable to advance to full activity, Jones will carry a designation into the weekend, and it's unclear if the Buccaneers expect him to gain clearance ahead of Sunday's 8:20 p. m. ET kickoff. If Jones is sidelined for a second straight game, Russell Gage -- who cashed in on 12 targets with eight receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 -- would likely start at receiver alongside Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Carl Nassib - Unavailable Week 16 Nassib (pectoral) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact Nassib is slated to miss his second consecutive matchup as a result of the pectoral injury he sustained back in Week 14 versus the 49ers.
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