A good development Tampa Bay's injury report was that cornerback Carlton Davis returned to practice in a limited capacity, which is welcomed news for an injury-plagued secondary. However, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sat out for the second day in a row as did both safety Justin Evans and wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Evans isn’t the only safety out for the Buccaneers, either. Isaiah Johnson is in concussion protocol and has yet to practice this week. If both safeties aren’t available on Sunday, there’s a good chance we’ll see quite a bit of rotation among secondary players. It’s been a trend as of late with the Bucs out of necessity but players like safety Andrew Adams, who play the dime linebacker position and can be plugged in all over the field are proving ever more valuable.
For the Saints, wide receiver Michael Thomas returned to practice in a full capacity. Defensive tackle David Onyemata was also upgraded from limited to full participation.
See below for the full injury report.
CB Carlton Davis (knee) – Limited Participation
T Demar Dotson (knee/shoulder) – Limited Participation
S Justin Evans (toe) – Did Not Participate
CB Brent Grimes (knee) – Full Participation
WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) – Did Not Participate
S Isaiah Johnson (concussion) – Did Not Participate
DT Gerald McCoy (ankle/shoulder) – Limited Participation
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) – Did Not Participate
CB M.J. Stewart (foot) – Full Participation
WR Michael Thomas (ankle) – Full Participation
T Ryan Ramczyk (shoulder) – Limited Participation
T Terron Armstead (pectoral) – Limited Participation
DT David Onyemata (hip) – Full Participation
FB Zach Line (concussion) – Full Participation