Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia missed most of training camp and three out of four preseason games due to a calf injury.
Garcia, 38, has had full participation in practice this week, but he mysteriously appeared on the injury report with another ailment – a hand injury – on Thursday.
On Friday, Bucs head coach Jon Gruden downplayed the severity of the injury, which is on Garcia's right throwing hand, and said his starting signal caller has had no problem throwing the football in practice.
"He's got a sore pinkie," Gruden said of Garcia. "Since it's the quarterback and he does have a jammed pinkie we put him on the injury list.
"No, I don't think [it's impacted his throwing in practice]. We're just putting him on the injury list and doing our jobs."
INJURY REPORT Bucs guard Davin Joseph (foot) is out of Sunday's game in New Orleans.
Fullback B.J. Askew (foot), wide receiver Antonio Bryant (knee), wide receiver Michael Clayton (chest), wide receiver Joey Galloway (groin), defensive tackle Jovan Haye (groin), linebacker Matt McCoy (groin), safety Sabby Piscitelli (knee) and defensive tackle Ryan Sims (thigh) are questionable.
Quarterback Jeff Garcia (calf/hand), cornerback Aqib Talib (illness) and tight end Ben Troupe (foot) are probable for the regular season opener vs. the Saints.
Saints defensive tackle Hollis Thomas (triceps) is out.
New Orleans linebacker Troy Evans (ankle), linebacker Mark Simoneau (back), running back Deuce McAllister (knee), cornerback Mike McKenzie (knee), running back Aaron Stecker (hamstring) and defensive tackle Brian Young (foot) are questionable.
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