The Buccaneers added two defensive players to their injury report on Thursday. Linebacker Devante Bond sat out with an illness. Defensive end Will Gholston was limited with a back injury, as well. Otherwise, there were no changes from Wednesday. Both defensive linemen Jason Pierre-Paul and Gerald McCoy were limited again in practice, both battling shoulder injuries and Pierre-Paul fighting through a knee injury on top of that. Defensive end Carl Nassib hasn’t returned to practice with a shoulder injury of his own, which doesn’t bode well for Sunday’s game.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson was sidelined again because of an Achilles injury he suffered in last Sunday’s game. Veteran right tackle Demar Dotson rounded out the list participating on a limited basis again as he nurses a knee injury that has plagued him for the majority of the season.
Atlanta got Deion Jones and Logan Paulsen back in a full capacity on Thursday but offensive weapons Julio Jones and Tevin Coleman each remained sidelined, sitting out their second day in a row this week ahead of coming to Tampa.
See below for the full injury report.
LB Devante Bond (illness) – Did Not Participate
T Demar Dotson (knee) – Limited Participation
DE Will Gholston (back) – Limited Participation
WR DeSean Jackson (Achilles) – Did Not Participate
DT Gerald McCoy (shoulder) – Limited Participation
DE Carl Nassib (shoulder) – Did Not Participate
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee/shoulder) – Limited Participation
RB Tevin Coleman (groin) - Did Not Participate
LB Deion Jones (foot) - Full Participation
WR Julio Jones (hip/ribs) - Did Not Participate
TE Logan Paulsen (knee/ankle) - Full Participation
G Wes Schweitzer (back) - Did Not Participate
TE Ty Sambrailo (foot) - Full Participation