Tampa Bay Bucs vs Carolina Panthers: Week 18 initial injury report

The injury report for the Buccaneers appears to get longer by the day, however head coach Bruce Arians advised the media on Wednesday that Shaquil Barrett, Leonard Fournette, and Lavonte David had been all trending in the precise course and needs to be able to go for the primary playoff sport in a little bit over every week. That first spherical bye would have are available actually useful, however the Bucs seem on monitor to get a few of their star gamers and key contributors again on time to defend their title.

(*18*)There was, nevertheless, an attention-grabbing word on the injury report and that was the itemizing of soon-to-be-but-not-quite-yet-former broad receiver Antonio Brown. Brown, who remains to be on the group’s official roster, was listed as “Did Not Take part” for private causes. That private motive, after all, was his very public exit from the group within the third quarter final Sunday in opposition to the New York Jets. Arians reiterated that Brown is not a part of the group however there hasn’t been an official transfer but as a result of the entrance workplace is determining their choices so far as what they will do about him.

The apparent alternative is to launch him. Nonetheless, releasing him would place Brown on waivers and permit a contending group to choose him up. It’s possible you’ll suppose that no group could be keen to take that danger given the most recent in an extended listing of on and off-field points Brown has had, however a contender just like the Green Bay Packers or Arizona Cardinals could also be keen to danger having Brown round for a month within the pursuit of a championship despite any media or PR backlash they could face. Discovering a approach to droop him for conduct detrimental or one thing alongside these strains enable the Bucs to basically block him from any group keen to tackle the troubled receiver.

Different notable gamers on the listing had been the aforementioned Fournette (hamstring), Brown (private), and Barrett (knee) in addition to Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), Ronald Jones (ankle), Ryan Jensen (shoulder), Rashard Robinson (groin), and Justin Watson (quadriceps) all didn’t take part in follow. Jaelon Darden (sickness), Mike Evans (hamstring), and Richard Sherman (achilles) had been all restricted. Mike Edwards (elbow), Sean Murphy-Bunting (sickness), Bradley Pinion (hip), Grant Stuard (elbow), and Ke’Sahwn Vaughn (ribs) had been all full contributors.


For the Carolina Panthers, they had been with out broad receiver Robby Anderson (quadriceps), security Sean Chandler (groin), cornerback Stephon Gilmore (groin), defensive finish Yetur Gross-Matos (sickness) and broad receiver Shi Smith (sickness) whereas cornerback C.J. Henderson (knee) was a restricted participant.

The Bucs nonetheless have one thing to play for Sunday as they attempt to work their approach as much as the quantity two seed. So as to take action, they want a win and a few assist from the San Francisco 49ers.

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