The Buccaneers will likely be with out at the very least two of Tom Brady’s prime targets—Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski on Sunday and there are some issues concerning Chris Godwin’s standing.
Brown, who received off to a quick begin in his first full 12 months with Tampa Bay, has been out since Week 6 with an ankle injury. Gronkowski has performed in simply 4 video games this season and appeared in Week 8 after lacking Weeks 4–7 with fractured ribs. He left the Week 8 recreation in opposition to the Saints with again spasms and won’t play after final weekend’s bye.
Along with the 2 go catchers, cornerback Rashard Robinson will miss the sport with a hamstring injury. He has appeared in 5 video games for the Buccaneers this 12 months, although in line with Pro Football Reference, his solely defensive snaps got here in Week 7 in opposition to the Bears. He’s primarily a particular groups contributor for the Bucs.
Chris Godwin was added to Thursday’s injury report with a foot difficulty and has missed the group’s final two days of apply coming into Friday. Coach Bruce Arians says Godwin will journey with the group to Washington however will likely be a game-time resolution on Sunday.
Arians talked about the opportunity of slot receiver Scotty Miller getting back from his bout with turf toe, in line with All Bucs. Miller final appeared within the Week 3 loss to the Rams.
With Tampa Bay’s injury issues, large receiver Mike Evans would be the focal point on Sunday. Evans is second on the group to Godwin in receptions and receiving yards with 39 and 544, respectively, and leads the group with eight touchdowns.
If Godwin cannot play, the group’s subsequent main receiver is operating again Leonard Fournette, who has 30 receptions for 239 yards out of the backfield. Tyler Johnson, a second-year large receiver out of Minnesota, would expectedly tackle an elevated workload. He has 14 catches for 191 yards on the 12 months.
Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard will fill the hole left by Gronkowski on Sunday. The 2 tight ends every have 13 receptions for 125 yards, and Howard has one landing. The group additionally just lately added Darren Fells, who is ready to make his Bucs debut.
Tampa Bay and Washington kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon.
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