On the eve of the Buccaneers season opener, definitive answers are finally coming to light surrounding the Buccaneers injury situation and list of players out this week has gotten smaller. The following players have been ruled out for tomorrow’s game:
DE Da’Quan Bowers (#91) – Abdominal injury
DE William Gholston (#92) – Shoulder injury
S Bradley McDougald (#30) – Knee injury
CB Rashaan Melvin (#28) – Ankle injury
Bowers was the only player who returned to practice this week but is not playing. WR Louis Murphy (#11) was also listed on the injury report but was cut Saturday in order to make a roster spot for WR/KR Solomon Patton.
The following are coming off of injury but are probable to play:
CB Mike Jenkins (#24) – Hamstring injury
RB Mike James (#25) – Shoulder injury
FB Jorvorskie Lane (#46) – Hand injury
Jenkins returned to full participation in practice this week. Both James and Lane were limited participants in practice but are still probable for the game.