The Buccaneers returned from their (literal) cross-country road trip to Seattle, thus concluding a five-game stretch where they hadn't seen the inside of their own stadium. Given the rigors of travel, Head Coach Bruce Arians elected to make Wednesday's practice a walk-through, to help the guys recover. The extended 'golden tour,' as quarterback Jameis Winston put it, took its toll with the Bucs listing eight players on their first injury report of the week.
Good news came in the form of tight end O.J. Howard, who has been nursing a hamstring injury. He returned to practice on Wednesday in a full capacity, along with fellow tight end Cameron Brate. After the team put tight end Antony Auclair on IR yesterday, the health of the team's two top tight ends is welcomed.
Just two players sat out entirely, to the chagrin of the outside linebackers room. Both Anthony Nelson and Carl Nassib have been sidelined with injuries sustained in Seattle. Arians said Nelson will probably not be ready for Sunday's home game but Nassib 'has a chance.'
The Cardinals list 10 players on their first injury report of the week but had seven of the 10 players sit out practice entirely on Wednesday.
Read below for the full injury report for both teams:
TE Cameron Brate (ribs) – Full Participation
CB Carlton Davis (hip) – Limited Participation
T Demar Dotson (hamstring) – Limited Participation
TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) – Full Participation
G Ali Marpet (ankle) – Limited Participation
OLB Carl Nassib (groin) – Did Not Participate
OLB Anthony Nelson (hamstring) – Did Not Participate
T Donovan Smith (thumb) – Full Participation
DL Zach Allen (neck) – Did Not Participate
CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring) – Did Not Participate
RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) – Did Not Participate
WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related) – Did Not Participate
RB David Johnson (ankle) – Full Participation
LB Chandler Jones (not injury related) – Did Not Participate
OL Justin Murray (knee) – Did Not Participate
DL Corey Peters (not injury related) – Limited Participation
LB Brooks Reed (hamstring) – Limited Participation
LB Terrell Suggs (hamstring) – Did Not Participate
*Bold indicates change in status from previous day