There was a mixed bag of players in and out of practice for Wednesday as the Bucs game plan for Sunday’s road game against the Falcons. The headliners were Antonio Brown and Ali Marpet, but there were many more players in question that Bruce Arians updated the status of on Wednesday.

Safety Mike Edwards and offensive lineman Aaron Stinnie  were out with knee injuries, while defensive tackle Will Gholston did not practice because of a wrist injury.  Linebacker Devin White was able to practice and there was encouraging news as well with cornerback Carlton Davis III practicing along with Jamel Dean participating in a non-contact jersey.

Meanwhile, wide receiver and return specialist Jaelon Darden is still in concussion protocol.

Starting with the defensive backs, it would be huge news if they were all able to play on Sunday considering all of the top starters haven’t been together as a complete unit since Week 1.

“There’s a good chance,” Arians said. “Carlton looked real good again today, he had a nice week last week, his volume is picking up a little bit. Sean (Murphy-Bunting) did well last week, so fingers crossed we’ll start getting them all back.”

It looks like Gholston will be good to go as well as Arians made it sound like he was just receiving an extra day off.

“A wrist, nothing serious,” Arians said.

The news was not as good when it came to Stinnie, who exited the Colts game early in the first half. That knee issue may keep him out for an extended period of time and he was placed on injured reserve Wednesday afternoon.

“Probably looking like a longer injury,” Arians said. 

Arians didn’t have too much of an update on White other than that his quad and hip injury are both on the same side. White arrived to practice right as the session open to the media was closing, but he did have his equipment on. Arians mentioned on Monday that he would be limited on Wednesday and Thursday this week to get him available for the next game.

Here is Wednesday’s injury report fo the Bucs and Falcons:

Bucs

Table of Contents

WR Antonio Brown – Ankle – Did Not Participate

WR Jaelon Darden – Concussion – Did Not Participate

CB Jamel Dean – Shoulder – Full Participation

S Mike Edwards – Knee – Did Not Participate

DL Will Gholston – Wrist – Did Not Participate

G Ali Marpet – Abdomen – Limited Participation

OLB Jason Pierre-Paul – Shoulder – Full Participation

G Aaron Stinnie – Knee – Did Not Participate

NT Vita Vea – Knee – Limited Participation

LB Devin White – Quadriceps – Limited Participation

Falcons

DL Jonathan Bullard – Ankle – Did Not Participate

DL Grady Jarrett – Not Injury Related – Resting Player – Did Not Participate

LB Deion Jones – Shoulder – Full Participation

RB Cordarrelle Patterson – Not Injury Related – Resting Player – Did Not Participate

CB Kendall Sheffield – Hamstring – Full Participation

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The Freeman
The Freeman
6 months ago

with Stinnie on IR, we should see the return of Earl Watford.

BucLife
BucLife
6 months ago

I think we have lost players to injury every single game of the season so far right? It’s been tough but at least there is a chance that most of them can be back before the playoffs.

aredsoxfan1
aredsoxfan1
Reply to  BucLife
6 months ago

That’s been the only silver lining thus far, that the injuries haven’t been season ending. It would be a minor miracle to have a few games in a row with no significant injuries.

Spitfire
Spitfire
6 months ago

Sounds like injuries to the Secondary at this point are minor, or at least not long term. Getting Davis back is Priority #1. Having Dean and Edwards back is a close 2nd. I can’t wait to finally have our entire Secondary back and up to speed. It is literally going to change everything for us and teams won’t plan to simply pick on our Secondary all game long, and if they do then we should see even more turnovers. Things are about to get a lot more ugly for opponents. Just please please please stay healthy after that!

aredsoxfan1
aredsoxfan1
Reply to  Spitfire
6 months ago

Ya, I’d like to see Sherman get healthy as well and see if he’s got anything left to give. Maybe the coaches can even find a way to get all 3 corners on the field against good passing teams.