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The Bucs have weathered some significant injuries this season, yet sit at 6-1 entering Week 8. Reinforcements may be on the way for the Bucs this week, as they head to New Orleans to take on the Saints. Head coach Bruce Arians is hopeful that several key players could return to the lineup for Tampa Bay.

“I would hope that Gronk [Rob Gronkowski] could be ready to go,” Arians said. “Lavonte [David] could be ready to go. Maybe Sherm [Richard Sherman]. We’ll see. And hopefully the guys that were injured yesterday can go.”

Tight end Rob Gronkowski has been out since Week 3 with fractured ribs. He was running on the side during practice last week, but didn’t participate. Lavonte David has missed two straight games with a sprained ankle suffered in Week 5. As for Sherman, he originally said he would be out a couple weeks. Sherman pulled his hamstring in a non-contact injury against the Eagles in Week 6.

Bucs CB Dee Delaney

Bucs CB Dee Delaney – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

There was no mention of Antonio Brown, who sprained his ankle in Week 6, causing him to miss Sunday’s game against the Bears.

Two Bucs players were injured against the Bears in Week 7, but Arians is hopeful they will be ok. Cornerbacks Jamel Dean and Dee Delaney left the game with injuries and did not return. Dean was favoring his shoulder after a hard tackle, and Delaney turned his ankle.

“I do not have anything [on Dean],” Arians said on Monday morning. “Most of the guys are still coming in. Obviously I gave them off until Wednesday. So they’ll filter in throughout the day, and we’ll know more if we need to get MRIs or not.”

After the game on Sunday, Arians said he thought Dean would be fine. Surprisingly, Delaney spoke to the media on Sunday, a rarity for injured players. The young cornerback said his ankle was “good to go”, adding that he would “definitely” play against the Saints.

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About the Author: Jon Ledyard

Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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bucballer
bucballer(@bucballer)
1 month ago

Need all hands on deck, at least those that r healthy, this Sunday. This game will finally put to rest any thought that the Saints r our competition for the division crown. We need to hit Jameis often and hard. He should give up 2-3 INTs. Bucs roll!

Naplesfan
Naplesfan(@naplesfan)
1 month ago

Gronk and AB will be very handy to have on the field this Sunday. People are looking down their noses at New Orleans this season because they have Winston instead of Brees … but they still have their extremely smart head coach and some of the best offensive and defensive players in the league, and the Saints have had our number for a long time. We lost twice to them in the regular season last year. Winston has been coached hard into being someone he’s not – a game manager throwing nothing but short passes to move the chains –… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Naplesfan
bucballer
bucballer(@bucballer)
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

Yes, but we beat them when it counted! In the playoffs!

Spitfire
Spitfire(@spitfire)
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

Dude… Peyton is a Doofus. He had one of the Top 5 best QBs in history runnin the show for him. He is a goofball bird beak mouthed nothing.

scubog
scubog(@scubog)
Reply to  Spitfire
1 month ago

I can’t stand that pompous, smug-ass Sean Payton.

Spitfire
Spitfire(@spitfire)
1 month ago

When this team gets healthy again as a whole, it’s gonna be scary for anyone in our way.

surferdudes
surferdudes(@surferdudes)
1 month ago

Was not impressed with N.O. last night. The Seahawks couldn’t do nothing on offense, and yet the Saints could only score 13 points. That’s not going to cut it against us. Kamara was their whole offense, keep him in check, and we should cruise to victory. Payton is doing everything he can to keep Jameis’s turnovers down to the point it’s hurting what they’d really like to do on offense. Watch out for some trick plays from Payton trying to get some easy scores. They have a good team, but can’t compare to our talent. When we had Jameis, and… Read more »

fredster
fredster(@fredster)
Reply to  surferdudes
1 month ago

Agreed on not impressed last night with saints offense last night but this at home and not raining in the dome. Won’t be easy like Bears but no way do they keep up with Bucs scoring imo. Long as Bucs don’t turn it over or shoot themselves in the foot with too many penalties bucs win by 10-14 at least.

Spruce
Spruce(@mdb06074gmail-com)
1 month ago

Next cup cake please. The Saints with loses to Carolina and the Giants I suppose represent the biggest challenge on the horizon. Not really that would be the Bills way way in the future..
It’s just all a 17 game pre season with a steady diet of cup cakes for the the Bucs until the playoffs.

fredster
fredster(@fredster)
1 month ago

Saints are going down hard they lack enough firepower on offense to keep up with Bucs. Peyton is a smug prick for sure.

76Buc
76Buc(@76buc)
1 month ago

Bucs win! 28 -27. The game is won in the last seconds as Winston gives up a pick 6.

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