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Buccaneers-Panthers Injury Report Nov. 28: Lavonte David, Justin Evans Return to Practice

The Bucs’ defense got a boost with both linebacker Lavonte David and safety Justin Evans back at practice on Wednesday ahead of the Bucs’ matchup with the division-rival Carolina Panthers at home on Sunday.


Both teams started their week of practice pretty even on injured players listed, with the Bucs listing 13 and the Panthers listing 12. Where the discrepancy comes in is how many players fully sat out of practice. Of the 13 players listed, just three sat out entirely for the Buccaneers with cornerback Carlton Davis battling an ankle injury, safety Isaiah Johnson fighting an illness and cornerback M.J. Stewart still dealing with a foot injury. Two players not on that list are linebacker Lavonte David and safety Justin Evans, who both returned to practice afrer being sidelined the last few weeks, albeit in a limited capacity.

The Panthers on the other hand had nine of 12 players held out on Wednesday. It's worth noting that four of those players were designated with non-injury related reasons. We'll see how it ends up shaking out on both sides as the two teams get further into the week of practice.

See below for the full injury report.


RB Peyton Barber (ankle/shoulder) – Full Participation

LB Lavonte David (knee) – Limited Participation

CB Carlton Davis (ankle) – Did Not Participate

T Demar Dotson (knee/shoulder) – Limited Participation

S Justin Evans (toe) – Limited Participation

WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) – Limited Participation

C Ryan Jensen (hamstring) – Full Participation

S Isaiah Johnson (illness) – Did Not Participate

DT Gerald McCoy (ankle/shoulder) – Limited Participation

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee/shoulder/hand) – Limited Participation   

LS Garrison Sanborn (knee) – Limited Participation

CB M.J. Stewart (foot) – Did Not Participate

T Leonard Wester (knee) – Limited Participation


S Mike Adams (not injury related) – Did Not Participate

WR Devin Funchess (back/not injury related) - Did Not Participate

CB Donte Jackson (quad) - Did Not Participate

C Ryan Kalil (not injury related) – Did Not Participate

TE Chris Manhertz (ankle) - Did Not Participate

QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) – Limited Participation

TE Greg Olsen (foot) - Did Not Participate

DE Julius Peppers (not injury related) - Did Not Participate

S Eric Reid (shoulder) - Did Not Participate

WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) - Did Not Participate

DT Kawann Short (calf) – Limited Participation

WR Torrey Smith (knee) – Limited Partcipation

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