This is the fourth Bucs player this week to land on the list after the special teams unit of kicker Ryan Succop, punter Bradley Pinion and long snapper Zach Triner were placed there on Tuesday. This does not necessarily mean that all four players have contracted the virus, but could have been in close contact with someone that had it.
Jones suffered a broken finger in Tampa Bay’s 26-14 over the Vikings on Sunday, causing him to undergo surgery for a fractured pinky that put at least two pins in the finger. He did not practice on Wednesday before he was placed on the list.
Should Jones be out for the Bucs’ road game against the Atlanta Falcons, Leonard Fournette, who was a healthy inactive on Sunday, would take the role as starting running back. LeSean McCoy took the role of third down back and would presumably do so again. Ke’Shawn Vaughn dressed last Sunday for the first time since Week 8 and could an option as well.