The Buccaneers practiced fully on Thursday but player statuses remained largely the same. The only change for Tampa Bay was that of quarterback Tom Brady, who sat out practice on a rest day.
It meant that players like cornerback Jamel Dean, running back Leonard Fournette, cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. sat out for the second-straight day. No changes brings good news for safety Jordan Whitehead, though. He practiced for the second consecutive day, albeit on a limited basis, which bodes well for his possible return this Sunday against the Saints.
New Orleans also had minimal change to their practice report. Safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson was upgraded to full participation while wide receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey was upgraded to limited participation.
Read below for the full injury report for both teams:
QB Tom Brady (not injury related – resting player) – Did Not Participate
CB Jamel Dean (concussion) – Did Not Participate
RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) – Did Not Participate
OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) – Full Participation
P Bradley Pinion (right hip) – Full Participation
CB Richard Sherman (Achilles) – Did Not Participate
S Jordan Whitehead (calf) – Limited Participation
S Antoine Winfield Jr. (foot) – Did Not Participate
T Terron Armstead (knee) – Did Not Participate
DE Marcus Davenport (shoulder) – Limited Participation
LB Kaden Elliss (hamstring) – Did Not Participate
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (toe) – Full Participation
TE Garrett Griffin (hamstring) – Did Not Participate
QB Taysom Hill (right finger) – Full Participation
WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey (hamstring) – Limited Participation
T Ryan Ramczyk (knee) – Did Not Participate
*bold denotes change from previous day