Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Updates: December 2021

Keep informed with our daily updates: news, notes and more throughout the Bucs regular season

Dec 31 Updates

The Buccaneers' final injury report of Week 17 was released Friday afternoon and it included seven players with game-status designations. Interim Head Coach Harold Goodwin had noted after practice that outside linebackers Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul would be out for the game, but the report also listed cornerback Richard Sherman as doubtful. Three Buccaneers receivers - Antonio Brown, Mike Evans and Justin Watson - are questionable to play, as is is safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. Winfield is trying to return to action after missing two games with a foot injury.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look at the Bucs' and Jets' injury reports.

Interim Head Coach Harold Goodwin revealed after practice on Friday that starting outside linebackers Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets. Pierre-Paul will miss a second straight game due to the shoulder injury that has hampered him most of the season and Barrett has been shelved for the remainder of the regular season due to a knee sprain.

CLICK HERE to watch Goodwin's full Friday wrap-up.

The Buccaneers activated a player from the reserve/COVID-19 list for the second day in a row on Friday, this time moving wide receiver Mike Evans back onto the active roster. Evans made a swift return from the COVID list, where he had landed on Monday. He is still dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of action in Week 16. The Buccaneers still have four players on that list, however, as punter Bradley Pinion was added on Friday.

CLICK HERE for more on the activation of Mike Evans.

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Dec 30 Updates

Wide receiver Antonio Brown, who returned from an eight-week absence to lead the Buccaneers in receiving in their Week 16 win at Carolina, was held out of practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury. Brown missed five games because of that injury and was also limited in practice last week before playing against the Panthers. He started Week 17 in the same way, with limited participation in Wednesday's practice before sitting out on Thursday. Safety Antoine Winfield, Jr., who is trying to return from a foot injury that has cost him two games, went in the other direction; after not practicing on Wednesday he took part in a limited fashion on Thursday.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look at Thursday's injury updates.

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Dec 29 Updates

Defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. Nunez-Roches had originally been placed on that list on December 23 and he missed the Bucs' December 26 game at Carolina. He played in each of the Bucs' first 14 games, with one start, and has contributed 13 tackles, three tackles for loss and one quarterback hit.

CLICK HERE for more on the activation of Nunez-Roches.

The Buccaneers' first injury report of the week included five players who did not practice, including safety Antoine Winfield, Jr., who is attempt to return after missing two games with a foot injury. The other players held out were outside linebackers Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul, punter Bradley Pinion and cornerback Richard Sherman.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look at the Buccaneers' first injury report of Week 17.

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Dec 28 Updates

The Buccaneers' COVID list grew to five players on Tuesday when starting cornerbacks Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting returned positive tests. With the league reducing the minimum stay on that list to five games, Dean and Murphy-Bunting could potentially return to the active roster in time for Sunday's game in the Meadowlands, but they definitely will not be able to practice with the team this week.

In addition, Head Coach Bruce Arians announced that he had also tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning and was isolating himself at his home. Assistant Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator Harold Goodwin is serving as the interim head coach in Arians' absence. Like Dean and Murphy-Bunting, Arians does have a chance to rejoin the team for Sunday's game.

CLICK HERE for more on the Bucs' growing reserve/COVID-19 list.

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The Buccaneers made a switch on their 16-man practice squad on Tuesday, bringing back outside linebacker Elijah Ponder and releasing safety Chris Cooper. Ponder went to training camp with the Bucs this summer after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati and later spent four weeks on the team's practice squad. Cooper initially made the 53-man roster but was inactive in Week One and then moved to the practice squad, where he remained until Tuesday.

CLICK HERE for more on the Bucs' practice squad moves.

Dec 27 Updates

The Buccaneers placed wide receiver Mike Evans on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, the same day that wideout Brett Perriman came off that list. Evans was already dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of the Bucs' Week 16 game at Carolina and his status for the Week 17 contest against the Jets was in doubt even before his positive COVID test.

CLICK HERE for more on the move of Evans to the COVID list.

Head Coach Bruce Arians indicated after the game on Sunday that he didn't think outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett's knee injury was severe. Arians repeated that thought on Monday morning but did say that he expected Barrett to miss the remainder of the regular season. The Buccaneers clinched the NFC South title with their win at Carolina, in which Barrett recorded his team-leading 10th sack, but still have remaining contests in New York against the Jets and at home against the Panthers. Tampa Bay hopes their top edge rusher will be back for another postseason run.

CLICK HERE for more on the status of Shaq Barrett and a few other injured Buccaneers.

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday after missing two games due to the illness. Prior to going on the list, he had appeared in four games and recorded four catches for 82 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown in overtime in the Bucs' Week 14 win over the Buffalo Bills.

CLICK HERE for more on Perriman and his return to the active roster.

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Dec 25 Updates

The Buccaneers elevated four players from the practice squad on Saturday, making them eligible to play on Sunday at Carolina. With Patrick O'Connor on injured reserve and Rakeem Nunez-Roches on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team used a standard elevation on defensive lineman Benning Potoa'e. The Bucs also elevated three players as COVID replacements: running back Kenjon Barner, wide receiver Cyril Grayson and punter Sterling Hofrichter.

CLICK HERE for more details on why the Buccaneers elevated a season high four players in Week 16.

Outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul did not make the trip to Charlotte with the team and has been downgraded to "out" for Sunday's game. He was already unlikely to suit up against the Panthers after being listed as "doubtful" on Friday's injury report.

CLICK HERE to see the Buccaneers' full injury report for Week 16.

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Dec 24 Updates

Outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul appears likely to miss game action due to a shoulder injury for the second time this season, as he was listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report prior to Sunday's trip to Charlotte. Pierre-Paul was also held out in Weeks Three and Four due to the same issue, which he has had to struggle through for most of the season. Cornerbacks Richard Sherman (Achilles) and Jamel Dean (illness) are considered questionable.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look at the final injury report of Week 16.

As expected, wide receiver Mike Evans will be unable to play in the Bucs' Week 16 game at Carolina after suffering a hamstring injury last Sunday, though he has avoided being placed on injured reserve, which means he could return to action at some point over the last two weeks of the regular season. After practice on Friday but before the official release of the team's final injury report of the week, Head Coach Bruce Arians ruled both Evans and safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. (foot) out for the game. Winfield is missing his second consecutive contest.

CLICK HERE to watch Arian's Friday press briefing.

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Dec 23 Updates

Wide receiver Antonio Brown practiced for a second straight but once again in a limited fashion. Brown is looking to return after an eight game absence that included five games lost to an ankle injury. Wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) was once again held out of practice and wide receiver Chris Godwin is on season-ending injured reserve. The Buccaneers are hoping Brown can give them a reasonable amount of snaps on offense this Sunday in Charlotte.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look at the updated injury report.

The Buccaneers placed inside linebacker Lavonte David (foot) and running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) on injured reserve on Thursday, meaning they will miss the remainder of the regular season. However, if the Buccaneers earn a playoff spot, David and Fournette would be eligible to return to the active roster in the first week of the postseason. The Buccaneers also placed wide receiver Jaelon Darden and DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Bucs' Thursday roster moves.

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Dec 22 Updates

Wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Mike Edwards were both back on the practice field Wednesday after finishing their respective three-game league suspensions. Both players were dealing with injuries before their suspensions; Brown was still limited on Wednesday with an ankle injury that already cost him five games but Edwards (knee) was a full participant. Safety Antoine Winfield, Jr., who missed last week's game with a foot injury, did not participate in practice.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look at the Bucs' 10-man injury report for Week 16.

The Buccaneers placed Chris Godwin and Patrick O'Connor on injured reserve on Tuesday but have not yet made a similar move with linebacker Lavonte David (foot) and running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring), both of whom were hurt in last Sunday's game. Head Coach Bruce Arians said on Wednesday that it is "too early to tell" if an IR stint would be necessary for either David or Fournette.

CLICK HERE to watch Arians' Wednesday post-practice interview.

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Tampa Bay got some experienced help for its depleted backfield on Wednesday, signing eighth-year back Le'Veon Bell shortly before the team's first practice of the week. With Giovani Bernard on injured reserve and Leonard Fournette dealing with a hamstring injury, the Buccaneers had been down to just Ronald Jones and Ke'Shawn Vaughn in the running back room. Bell previously played five games for Baltimore this season and has career totals of 6,536 rushing yards, 395 receptions and 50 total touchdowns.

CLICK HERE for more on the addition of Le'Veon Bell.

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Dec 21 Updates

The Buccaneers placed wide receiver Chris Godwin and defensive lineman Patrick O'Connor on injured reserve on Tuesday, both due to knee injuries. Head Coach Bruce Arians had already revealed on Monday that Godwin was done for the season, including any possible playoffs, due to an ACL tear. There has been no official prognosis on O'Connor yet, but he must miss at least three games, which is the remainder of the regular season, before he would be eligible to return from I.R. Godwin is the Buccaneers' leading receiver in 2021 and O'Connor is the team's leader in special teams snaps.

CLICK HERE for more on Tuesday's roster moves.

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Dec 20 Updates

The knee injury sustained by Chris Godwin, the Buccaneers' leading receiver, on Sunday against the Saints has proved to be season-ending. Head Coach Bruce Arians reported on Monday afternoon that Godwin had suffered a torn ACL and was done for the year.

CLICK HERE to watch Arians' Monday press conference.

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Dec 18 Updates

WR Breshad Perriman was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday, meaning he will miss Sunday night's game against the New Orleans Saints. The Buccaneers still have five receivers available for their Week 15 game: Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Tyler Johnson, Scotty Miller and Jaelon Darden.

The Bucs also elevated RB Kenjon Barner and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson from the practice squad, making them eligible to play on Sunday. With Perriman on the COVID list, the Bucs were able to use a "Contagious Disease Practice Squad Elevation" option on Wreh-Wilson and thus not use one of his two standard elevation options.

CLICK HERE for more details on Saturday's roster moves.

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Dec 17 Updates

As Head Coach Bruce Arians had revealed after practice on Friday, the one active Buccaneer who has been ruled out for Sunday night's contest against the New Orleans Saints is cornerback Jamel Dean, who is suffering from an illness. Arians said there were a few other Buccaneers who would be game-day decisions, and the injury report later in the afternoon clarified who those players would be. Cornerback Richard Sherman is doubtful due to an Achilles injury while the trio of running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) and safeties Jordan Whitehead and Antoine Winfield, Jr. (foot) are all questionable. Whitehead is attempting to return after missing the last two games with a calf injury.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look at Friday's injury report.

Cornerback Jamel Dean missed his third practice of the week on Friday and afterward Head Coach Bruce Arians said that Dean was the only player on the Bucs' injury report who has already been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Saints. Dean left the Bucs' Week 13 win in Atlanta with a concussion but cleared the league's concussion protocol late last week and started against Buffalo before leaving the game with an illness. That illness has persisted throughout the week.

Arians also said there are several other players who will be game-day decisions but that he expected running back Leonard Fournette to play.

CLICK HERE to watch Bruce Arians' complete end-of-week press briefing.

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Dec 16 Updates

As has become his custom in the latter part of the season, Head Coach Bruce Arians gave Tom Brady the day off from practice on Thursday, which meant Brady was added to the injury report even though he does not have an injury. He will be back in action on Friday morning. The same four players who didn't practice due to injury on Wednesday - cornerback Jamel Dean (illness), running back Leonard Fournette (ankle), cornerback Richard Sherman (Achilles) and safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. - were sidelined again on Thursday. However, safety Jordan Whitehead (calf) was able to practice in a limited fashion for the second day in a row.

CLICK HERE for a closer look at the Bucs' injury report on Thursday.

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Dec 15 Updates

Safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. was a new addition to the Buccaneers' injury report in Week 15, as he was unable to practice on Wednesday due to a foot injury. However, safety Jordan Whitehead, who has missed the last two games with a calf injury, did return to the practice field in a limited fashion.

CLICK HERE for a closer look at the Buccaneers' first injury report of the week.

Dec 15 Updates

The Bucs held a walk-through instead of a full-speed practice on Wednesday, but even at that pace four players were unable to participate: running back Leonard Fournette, safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. and cornerbacks Jamel Dean and Richard Sherman. Fournette played through an ankle injury on Sunday against Buffalo but according to Head Coach Bruce Arians he came in feeling sore on Monday morning. Winfield has a foot injury, Dean is suffering from an illness and Sherman has an Achilles tendon ailment.

CLICK HERE to watch Arians' entire post-practice press briefing.

Cornerback Rashard Robinson, who has been on injured reserve since Week 10, was designated to return to practice on Wednesday. He now has 21-day window during which he can practice with the team without counting against the 53-man roster limit. Robinson can be activated to that 53-man roster at any point during that window, which could lead to some additional decisions at the cornerback position. With Sean Murphy-Bunting, Carlton Davis and Richard Sherman all coming off I.R. in recent weeks, the Bucs now have seven corners on the active roster, even without the potential addition of Robinson.

The Buccaneers also signed running back Kenjon Barner to the practice squad on Wednesday. Barner spent most of last season on Tampa Bay's practice squad before a promotion to the active roster in December and a trip to injured reserve near the end of the regular season. Barner adds practice depth to the backfield after the loss of Giovani Bernard to injured reserve and is also an accomplished return man.

CLICK HERE for a closer look at Wednesday's roster moves.

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Dec 14 Updates

Running back Giovani Bernard was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday due to a hip injury he suffered in the Bucs' Week 14 win over Buffalo. Bernard must miss a minimum of three games before he is eligible to return to the active roster. Bernard had played in 12 of the Bucs' first 13 games, seeing action on 146 offensive snaps, primarily in a third-down role. He has eight carries for 58 yards this season along with 23 catches for 123 yards and three touchdowns.

The Buccaneers also signed punter Sterling Hofrichter to the practice squad and released WR John Hurst from that unit.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Bucs' Tuesday roster moves.

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Dec 10 Updates

The Buccaneers activated cornerback Richard Sherman from injured reserve on Friday, restoring their active roster to the 53-man limit. Sherman missed three games on I.R. after sustaining a calf injury in warmups prior to the Week 10 Washington game, and he also missed that contest and the two before it due to a hamstring injury. Sherman is learning the safety position in practice but is not expected to play there on Sunday unless injuries make it necessary.

CLICK HERE for more details on Sherman and Friday's roster move.

The Buccaneers' final injury report of Week 14 had just one player ruled out for Sunday's contest; as noted earlier, safety Jordan Whitehead will miss a second consecutive game. However, for other Bucs are considered questionable: wide receiver Jaelon Darden (concussion), cornerback Jamel Dean (concussion), defensive lineman Will Gholston (wrist/knee) and center Ryan Jensen (ankle). Darden and Dean practiced fully on Friday while Gholston and Jensen were limited.

CLICK HERE for a closer look at Friday's injury report.

Starting safety Jordan Whitehead will miss a second consecutive game due to a calf injury, as Bruce Arians said after Friday's practice that he is the only active Buccaneers player who has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against Buffalo. Whitehead was replaced in the starting lineup in last weekend's win at Atlanta by veteran safety Andrew Adams.

CLICK HERE to watch Arians' entire Friday press conference.

The Buccaneers activated long-snapper Zach Triner from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday morning. Triner had been placed on that list on Monday but was able to return without missing a game because he generated two negative COVID tests 24 hours apart. The Buccaneers had signed long-snapper Garrison Sanborn to the practice squad on Tuesday but will not have to turn to their third snapper on the season. Triner also missed eight games due to a Week One finger injury, during which Carson Tinker handled the snapping duties.

CLICK HERE for more on Triner's return to action.

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Dec 9 Updates

The Buccaneers have two players currently in the concussion protocol - WR Jaelon Darden and CB Jamel Dean - but both of them practiced fully on Thursday and could be advancing towards exiting that protocol. Darden has actually practiced without limits each of the past two days, albeit while wearing a black no-contact jersey, but Dean was held out of Wednesday's walk-through. Darden has missed one game with his injury while Dean sustained his last Sunday in Atlanta. Defensive lineman Will Gholston (wrist/knee) also improved from no participation on Wednesday to limited participation on Thursday.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look at the Bucs' Thursday injury report.

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Dec 8 Updates

The Buccaneers' first injury report of Week 14 was eight players long and featured six who were either limited in practice on Wednesday or held out completely. As Head Coach Bruce Arians noted right after the conclusion of practice the four players who didn't participate were cornerback Jamel Dean, defensive lineman Will Gholston, center Ryan Jensen and safety Jordan Whitehead. The two limited players were guard Ali Marpet (abdomen) and defensive lineman Vita Vea (knee), both of whom continue to deal with injuries that did not keep them out of last Sunday's game in Atlanta.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed rundown of the Bucs' first injury report of the week.

The Buccaneers opened their week of practice on Wednesday at walk-through speed but four players were not able to participate in that exercise. That includes two players with new injuries from last Sunday's game in Atlanta: cornerback Jamel Dean with a concussion and center Ryan Jensen with an ankle ailment. Defensive lineman Will Gholston was already dealing with a wrist injury but he added a knee issue very late in the win over the Falcons. Safety Jordan Whitehead is still sidelined by the calf injury he sustained in Indianapolis in Week 12.

CLICK HERE to watch Bruce Arians discuss the Bucs' injured players and more after Wednesday's practice.

Cornerback Richard Sherman, who is on injured reserve due to a calf strain, returned to practice on Wednesday, as did wide receiver Justin Watson, who has been on the physically unable to perform list since having knee surgery in July. Both players can now practice with the team for up to three weeks without counting against the roster limit, and either or both can be activated to the roster at any point during that span. Head Coach Bruce Arians said on Monday that Sherman would start cross-training at safety when he got back on the practice field.

CLICK HERE for more on Wednesday's roster moves.

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Dec 7 Updates

Tampa native Garrison Sanborn returned for a third stint with the Buccaneers when he was signed to the practice squad on Tuesday. Sanborn was the Buccaneers' long-snapper during the 2017 and 2018 season, and he also spent the last six weeks of 2020 on the practice squad. The Buccaneers may need Sanborn to handle snapping duties on Sunday against Buffalo if their current long-snapper, Zach Triner, is not off the COVID list by then.

CLICK HERE for more on the re-signing of Garrison Sanborn.

On Tuesday, the Buccaneers announced that Mike Evans has been selected by his teammates as the team's nomination for the prestigious NFL Man of the Year Award. This is the third straight year that Buccaneer players have chosen Evans as their Man of the Year. Said Evans: "It's an honor to be recognized with the very best in the league for the impact that we make in our communities. I'm blessed to play football for a living, but the true value of our work comes in how we uplift those in need of support. To be nominated three years in a row, it's extremely humbling."

CLICK HERE for more on why Evans has been the team's Man of the Year nominee three years in a row.

The Buccaneers submitted their Week 14 list of protected practice squad players on Tuesday and it includes safety Troy Warner, who had most recently been on that list in Week Eight. He joins kicker Jose Borregales, tight end Darren Fells and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson among the group of four players that cannot be signed away by another team between Tuesday and Sunday's game. The Buccaneers are currently thin at the safety position with Jordan Whitehead injured and Mike Edwards suspended.

CLICK HERE for more on the Bucs' Week 14 practice squad protection list.

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Dec 6 Updates

The Buccaneers placed long-snapper Zach Triner on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. If Triner is fully vaccinated and is able to generate two negative COVID tests 24 hours apart before Sunday's game against Buffalo he will be able to return to the active roster and participate in that contest. Triner also missed eight games with a finger injury but has handled the snapping in the last three games without incident.

CLICK HERE for more on Zach Triner's move to the COVID list.

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Dec 3 Updates

The Buccaneers filled two of the three open spots on their active roster on Friday by signing wide receiver Breshad Perriman off the practice squad and activating cornerback Carlton Davis from injured reserve. Perriman had previously played in two games over three weeks on the practice squad after being elevated on game days, but any specific practice squad player can only be elevated twice in one season. The Buccaneers were down a receiver following Thursday's suspension of Antonio Brown. Davis hasn't played since suffering a quad injury in Week Four, but his return means the Bucs could have their opening-day cornerback trio of Davis, Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting on the field together for the first time since opening night.

CLICK HERE for more on Friday's roster moves.

The Buccaneers' final injury report of Week 13 featured good news on three starters, as defensive linemen Vita Vea and Will Gholston and guard Ali Marpet all returned to full participation in practice on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Inside linebacker Devin White also participated fully for the second day in a row after being limited to start the week. Vea and Gholston did not even receive game-status designations, though Marpet and White were deemed questionable. Cornerback Jamel Dean also got the questionable designation though he practiced without limits all week.

CLICK HERE for a closer look at the Bucs' last injury report of the week.

After practice on Friday, Head Coach Bruce Arians announced that safety Jordan Whitehead and rookie wide receiver Jaelon Darden have been ruled out for Sunday's game in Atlanta. Whitehead has been sidelined by a calf injury suffered in practice on Thursday that Arians described as "very" significant. Darden got in some practice work this week after suffering a concussion in Indianapolis last Sunday but has not cleared the concussion protocol yet. The Bucs could turn to Scotty Miller on punt returns and Giovani Bernard on kickoff returns.

CLICK HERE to watch Arians' final press conference of the week.

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Dec 2 Updates

Two injured Buccaneers saw their status improve on the injury report, as both inside linebacker Devin White and wide receiver Jaelon Darden went from limited and no participation, respectively, on Wednesday to full participation on Thursday. White is dealing with a quad injury that limited his performance on Sunday in Indianapolis and Darden is in the NFL's concussion protocol. Left guard Ali Marpet, who missed last week's game due to an oblique injury, continues to be limited, as is defensive lineman Vita Vea (knee).

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look at the Bucs' updated injury report.

Cornerback Carlton Davis, who has missed the last seven games due to a calf injury, has been practicing with the team the past two weeks in an attempt to return from injured reserve. On Thursday, Davis indicated that he feels as if he is ready to get back on the field on game days. He is eligible to be activated from IR at any point during a current 21-day window. "I feel good," said Davis. "I feel really good, probably the best I've felt in a while. I feel really confident in coming back this week, so we'll see."

CLICK HERE to watch Davis's interview after practice on Thursday.

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Dec 1 Updates

Cornerback Jamel Dean missed most of the Buccaneers Week 12 win at Indianapolis after injuring his shoulder making a sideline tackle on tight end Jack Doyle in the first quarter. However, Dean was able to return to practice on Wednesday and participate fully, though he did wear a black "no-contact" jersey. Guard Ali Marpet, who missed the Colts game with an oblique injury, also returned to practice in a limited fashion. DL Vita Vea and ILB Devin White, who played through knee and quad injuries, respectively, on Sunday, remained limited on the practice field.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look at Tampa Bay's first injury report of Week 13.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown was one of five Buccaneers who were held out of practice on Wednesday, along with wide receiver Jaelon Darden (concussion), safety Mike Edwards (knee), defensive lineman Will Gholston (wrist) and guard Aaron Stinnie (knee). Stinnie was later placed on injured reserve. Last week, Head Coach Bruce Arians had expressed hope that Brown might start making his way back to game availability this week, but now it appears as if Brown will miss at least one more game. Asked if Brown might play on Sunday in Atlanta, Arians said, "I doubt it."

CLICK HERE to hear all of Bruce Arians' comments after Wednesday's practice.

Guard Aaron Stinnie will have to miss at least three games after he was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, and Bruce Arians said Stinnie's knee injury appears to be a "longer" term issue. Stinnie was injured in the first quarter of the Bucs win at Indianapolis on Sunday after making the first start of his regular season career. He was filling in for the injured Ali Marpet, and after he left the game the Bucs turned to first-year man Nick Leverett at left guard, with Leverett getting the first regular-season playing time of his career. The Bucs did not announce a corresponding move and thus currently have an open spot on their 53-man roster.

CLICK HERE for more on Aaron Stinnie's move to injured reserve.

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