The Buccaneers had a few changes at practice on Friday. Quarterback Tom Brady and defensive tackle Steve McLendon were added to the report and did not practice – but only because they were given veteran days off. Their designations are not injury related.
In actual injury news, outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul was downgraded to a limited participant after practicing fully on Thursday. Pierre-Paul is still dealing with a torn rotator cuff and broken finger but said he's feeling better ahead of the matchup with his former team. Defensive tackle Rakeem Nuñez-Roches was added to the report on Friday as well, revealing an ankle injury that limited him in practice. This is a bit concerning considering defensive tackle Vita Vea, who was injured in Washington and has been a non-participant in practice all week, isn't likely to play Monday night and it'd be Nuñez-Roches that would see an increased workload as his fill-in.
Cornerback Dee Delaney is still in concussion protocol but he returned to the field on Friday, practicing in a limited capacity.
The Giants added defensive back Logan Ryan to their report. He did not participate on Friday due to COVID-19 protocols. New York also upgraded tight end Kaden Smith, who was a non-participant on Thursday. He practiced in a limited capacity on Friday.
Read below for the full injury report for both teams:
QB Tom Brady (not injury related – resting player) – Did Not Participate
WR Antonio Brown (ankle) – Did Not Participate
CB Dee Delaney (ankle/concussion) – Limited Participation
*WR Chris Godwin (foot) – Limited Participation *
TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) – Full Participation
OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder/hand) – Limited Participation
DT Steve McLendon (not injury related – resting player) – Did Not Participate
DT Rakeem Nuñez-Roches (ankle) – Limited Participation
NT Vita Vea (knee) – Did Not Participate
RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) – Limited Participation
RB Devontae Booker (hip) – Limited Participation
LB Lorenzo Carter (illness/ankle) – Did Not Participate
DB Nate Ebner (knee) – Did Not Participate
FB Cullen Gillaspia (calf) – Limited Participation
DB Logan Ryan (COVID protocols) – Did Not Participate
WR Sterling Shepard (quad) – Did Not Participate
TE Kaden Smith (knee) – Limited Participation
*bold denotes change from previous day