Tampa Bay saw the return of three key players to practice on Wednesday ahead of their divisional matchup with the Saints in New Orleans. Inside linebacker Lavonte David, tight end Rob Gronkowski and cornerback Richard Sherman were all back practicing in a limited capacity. For Gronk, it was the first time since Week Three he's been suited up with his teammates during the week. Getting David back could be instrumental against the Saints' offense and the depleted secondary can use all the help it can get – even if Sherman made a pretty good coach last week.
The only players that sat out entirely were wide receiver Antonio Brown, who is still dealing with an ankle sprain; cornerback Dee Delaney, who suffered an ankle injury in last Sunday's game against the Bears; outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul, who said on Wednesday he will likely operate as he did before the Chicago game and not practice while he's dealing with a broken finger and torn labrum, though should be ready to go for the game itself this weekend; and Ndamukong Suh, who Head Coach Bruce Arians said was dealing with a knee issue, though he didn't seem too concerned.
The Saints didn't practice on Wednesday after playing on Monday night. The below is an estimation of practice statuses.
Read below for the full injury report for both teams:
RB Giovani Bernard (knee/chest) – Full Participation
WR Antonio Brown (ankle) – Did Not Participate
ILB Lavonte David (ankle) – Limited Participation
CB Jamel Dean (shoulder/thumb) – Full Participation
CB Dee Delaney (ankle) – Did Not Participate
TE O.J. Howard (ankle) – Limited Participation
TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) – Limited Participation
OLB Anthony Nelson (elbow) – Full Participation
OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder/hand) – Did Not Participate
CB Richard Sherman (hamstring) – Limited Participation
DT Ndamukong Suh (knee) – Did Not Participate
WR Deonte Harris (hamstring) – Did Not Participate
QB Taysom Hill (concussion) – Did Not Participate
CB Marshon Lattimore (hand) – Full Participation
G Andrus Peat (pectoral) – Did Not Participate
DE Payton Turner (calf) – Did Not Participate
RB Dwayne Washington (neck) – Did Not Participate