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Buccaneers Injury Report, December 20

A flurry of movement as five Buccaneers were placed on IR following Monday night’s contest against Atlanta


The Buccaneers and Panthers have released their first injury reports of the week. Following a physical game on Monday Night Football and a short week, the Buccaneers moved LB Adarius Glanton, G J.R. Sweezy, CB Vernon Hargreaves, TE O.J. Howard and S Justin Evans onto their injured reserve list and held a few players back in practice. The good news is that both defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David participated, albeit on a limited basis, after missing the Atlanta game.

Most notably for the Panthers, tight end Greg Olsen returned to practice in a full capacity and quarterback Cam Newton was limited with a right shoulder injury.

See below for the full injury report:


  • DE Robert Ayers (shoulder) – Did Not Participate
  • TE Cameron Brate (hip/knee) – Limited Participation
  • LB Lavonte David (hamstring) – Limited Participation
  • WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) – Did Not Participate
  • DT Gerald McCoy (biceps) – Limited Participation
  • T Donovan Smith (shoulder) – Full Participation
  • CB Ryan Smith (ankle) – Limited Participation


  • S Mike Adams (rest) – Did Not Participate
  • DE Mario Addison (hip) – Did Not Participate
  • WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) – Did Not Participate
  • C Tyler Larsen (foot) – Limited Participation
  • QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) – Limited Participation
  • TE Greg Olsen (foot) – Full Participation
  • DE Julius Peppers (rest) – Did Not Participate
  • WR Russell Shepard (shoulder) - Did Not Participate
  • G Trai Turner (concussion) – Did Not Participate
  • LB Shaq Thompson (foot) – Limited Participation
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