The last injury report before the Buccaneers travel to Foxborough this weekend ranged the gamut of player statuses, revealing just two players who were ruled completely out for the game despite a host of other injuries.
Cornerback Jamel Dean and running back Giovani Bernard will not take the field against the Patriots. Head Coach Bruce Arians said that though Dean was limited in practice on Thursday and downgraded to a non-participant on Friday, he did not suffer a setback. He is still not able to fully push off as he battles a knee injury.
That could likely pave the way for newly acquired veteran cornerback Richard Sherman to see the field. Arians confirmed Sherman would be active and when asked if cornerback Dee Delaney would get the start, offered a 'we'll see.'
The other question on everyone's mind is of course if tight end Rob Gronkowski will play in his first game against his former team. He is official listed as 'doubtful' after not practicing all week due to a rib injury he sustained in Los Angeles against the Rams.
Outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul hadn't practiced since before the team's Week Two matchup against Atlanta but he was a limited participant on Friday as he battles back from a shoulder injury. He's listed as questionable though Arians said both Pierre-Paul and Gronkowski will be game-time decisions.
The Patriots list nearly their entire practice report as questionable with the exception of running back James White, who has been ruled out.
Read below for the full injury report for both teams, including game statuses:
RB Giovani Bernard (knee) – Did Not Participate – OUT
CB Jamel Dean (knee) – Did Not Participate – OUT
TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) – Did Not Participate – DOUBTFUL
OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) – Limited Participation – QUESTIONABLE
WR Chris Godwin (thumb) – Full Participation
CB Carlton Davis (abdomen/ribs) – Full Participation
DL Steve McLendon (not injury related – resting player) – Full Participation
DL Ndamukong Suh (not injury related – resting player) – Did Not Participate
WR Jaydon Mickens (abdomen) – Full Participation
RB James White (hip) – Did Not Participate – OUT
LB JaWhaun Bentley (shoulder) – Limited Participation – QUESTIONABLE
T Trenton Brown (calf) – Limited Participation – QUESTIONABLE
S Kyle Dugger (hamstring) – Limited Participation – QUESTIONABLE
K Nick Folk (left knee) – Limited Participation – QUESTIONABLE
CB J.C. Jackson (knee) – Limited Participation – QUESTIONABLE
LB Josh Uche (back) – Limited Participation – QUESTIONABLE
LB Kyle Van Noy (groin) – Limited Participation – QUESTIONABLE
T Isaiah Wynn (knee) – Limited Participation – QUESTIONABLE
DE Henry Anderson (ankle) – Limited Participation
*Bold denotes change from previous day