The Buccaneers are getting set for their second-consecutive divisional contest as they go back on the road to take on the Falcons in Atlanta. The first injury report of the week saw seven players listed for Tampa Bay, four of which did not participate in any capacity.
The most notable of those players is outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul, who is dealing with a knee injury, per Head Coach Bruce Arians. Pierre-Paul had three tackles in Sunday's game against the Saints and has been a big contributor since his Week Eight return to action.
Also sitting out were right tackle Demar Dotson, who Arians said isn't injured, outside linebacker Anthony Nelson and cornerback M.J. Stewart.
The Bucs got some good news when outside linebacker Carl Nassib returned to practice in a limited capacity after suffering a setback to his groin injury last week that kept him out of his second consecutive game. Defensive lineman Will Gholston also participated in a limited capacity. Quarterback Jameis Winston, who suffered an ankle injury late in last Sunday's game against the Saints, was a full participant.
The Falcons had nine players listed, eight of which didn't participate. Most notably, quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman were all sidelined. The Falcons pass rush seems to be hurting too with both Takkarist McKinley and Adrian Clayborn designated as DNP.
Read below for the full injury report for both teams:
T Demar Dotson (not injury related) – Did Not Participate
DL William Gholston (ankle) – Limited Participation
OLB Carl Nassib (groin) – Limited Participation
OLB Anthony Nelson (hamstring) – Did Not Participate
OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) - Did Not Participate
CB M.J. Stewart (knee) – Did Not Participate
QB Jameis Winston (ankle) – Full Participation
DE Adrian Clayborn (groin) – Did Not Participate
DE John Cominsky (ankle) – Did Not Participate
RB Devonta Freeman (foot) – Did Not Participate
TE Austin Hooper (knee) – Did Not Participate
S Kemal Ishmael (concussion) – Did Not Participate
WR Julio Jones (foot) - Did Not Participate
DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) – Did Not Participate
QB Matt Ryan (ankle) – Did Not Participate
CB Desmond Trufant (toe) – Limited Participation