The injury suffered by proper sort out Tristan Wirfs is greater than sufficient to provide Buccaneers followers purpose to fret forward of their Divisional Round matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. On prime of that, Ryan Jensen can also be coping with an injury suffered within the Wild Card spherical, which means two of Tampa Bay’s three Pro Bowl offensive linemen are in query towards the Rams’ vaunted move rush.
Although Jensen was at walkthroughs on Wednesday, he was listed as “Did Not Take part” whereas Wirfs was not noticed on the apply subject throughout media availability.
These weren’t the one two that have been listed as “Did Not Take part” nevertheless. Cyril Grayson (hamstring), Ronald Jones (ankle), Sean Murphy-Bunting (hamstring), Jason Pierre-Paul (relaxation), and Breshad Perriman (hip) have been all additionally a part of that group.
Restricted contributors included Gio Bernard (hip/knee), Lavonte David (foot), and Josh Wells (quad).
One title not listed is that of Leonard Fournette. Fournette continues to be thought of to be on the injured reserve record with a designation to return however has not formally been elevated to the 53-man roster. Nevertheless, Fournette appears to imagine he can be able to go on Sunday and tweeted as a lot as a part of a thanks tweet for birthday needs on Tuesday;
Respect all of the birthday luv, man provided that y’all knew the roads I needed to take to get right here, all of the individuals I misplaced in my that may’t expertise the whole lot with me Thank Y’all and I WILL SEE YOU GUY SUNDAY pic.twitter.com/3RyNRJIgB9
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) January 18, 2022
No query that with the offense as overwhelmed and injured as it’s, Playoff Lenny and the duel menace he supplies can be a giant increase for this Buccaneers offense towards the Rams on Sunday if he does return. There was optimism he was going to return final week however wasn’t elevated forward of the deadline. This time round, plainly at the very least he is able to go – however he’ll need to be cleared first.
The Rams had the time without work and didn’t problem an injury report. Provided that they performed the Cardinals on Monday evening, it is sensible that they’re nonetheless resting on Wednesday as they’ll even have the longest flight of any visiting staff within the Divisional Round.
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The plan, in response to Bruce Arians, is that if Tristan Wirfs is unable to go then he can be changed by Josh Wells. Nevertheless, with Wells combating via an injury, there’s a likelihood that guard Alex Cappa will slide to protect whereas Aaron Stinnie fills in at proper guard. Stinnie was the man that stepped up for the Bucs final season when Cappa was pressured out of the playoffs with a damaged ankle. Regardless of the mixture is, they’ll have their palms full towards Aaron Donald and Von Miller this Sunday.