According to the final injury report, the Bucs have ruled out safety Antoine Winfield Jr. for their upcoming game against the Eagles. Winfield remains in concussion protocol and won’t be cleared by Thursday night. Tight end Rob Gronkowski and LB Lavonte David will not travel with the team either.

In addition to these three absences, center Ryan Jensen, defensive lineman Patrick O’Connor and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul are questionable to play. All three were full participants in Wednesday’s walk-through. Jensen was limited during the week with a hip injury. O’Connor missed Week 5, but worked his way back through the week of practice. His presence will be a welcome sight on special teams.

Pierre-Paul played 76 percent of snaps against the Dolphins, and does not have a new injury. It’s clear the Bucs are being careful with his broken finger and sore shoulder during the week. Pierre-Paul could be a mainstay on the injury report, similar to how he was last season. It would be a surprise if he doesn’t start on Thursday night.

The Bucs will now be without four defensive starts in Philadelphia: CB Carlton Davis, CB Sean Murphy-Bunting, Winfield and David. Pierre-Paul will likely play with a club on his right hand, which will limit his effectiveness.

Here is the Bucs full Wednesday injury report:

Bucs

Table of Contents

  • ILB Lavonte David (ankle) – Did Not Participate – OUT
  • TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) – Did Not Participate – OUT
  • S Antoine Winfield Jr. (concussion) – Did Not Participate – OUT
  • C Ryan Jensen (hip) – Full Participation – QUESTIONABLE
  • DL Patrick O’Connor (calf) – Full Participation – QUESTIONABLE
  • OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder/hand) – Full Participation – QUESTIONABLE
  • RB Giovani Bernard (knee/chest) – Full Participation
    QB Tom Brady (right thumb) – Full Participation
  • WR Antonio Brown (knee) – Full Participation
  • CB Jamel Dean (knee) – Full Participation
  • WR Chris Godwin (knee/ankle) –Full Participation
  • K Ryan Succop (back) – Full Participation

As for the Eagles, the absence of Lane Johnson means their offensive line is hurting. Philadelphia has already lost starting guards Brandon Brooks and Isaac Seumalo to injured reserve. A fourth starter, center Jason Kelce, will play. As will left tackle Jordan Mailata, the team’s other remaining regular starter. Tight end Dallas Goedert will likely miss Thursday night’s game on the COVID list.

Here is the Eagles full Wednesday injury report:

Eagles

  • T Lane Johnson (not injury related – personal matter) – Did Not Participate – OUT
  • DE Derek Barnett (ankle) – Full Participation
  • G Landon Dickerson (ankle) – Full Participation
  • TE Dallas Goedert (illness) – Did Not Participate
  • C Jason Kelce (foot/rest) – Full Participation
  • T Jordan Mailata (knee) – Full Participation

*bold denotes change from previous day

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eaustinyoung
9 days ago

Losing Jensen would make a very hard game with the Eagle’s pass rush. Especially up the middle.

Spitfire
9 days ago

Missing Jensen may be the hardest to swallow if the Eagles DTs are solid. We don’t need anything threatening Brady in a meaningless game. I wish Stinnie tried out better at Center with him being our best backup. Wonder if they would consider Marpet at Center and Stinnie at LG if Jensen is ever out?

aredsoxfan1
Reply to  Spitfire
8 days ago

How is it a meaningless game? I am hoping this team only loses 2 or 3 games and gets the #1 seed. Every game is meaningful in the NFL.

TBChucky
9 days ago

Jensen will play. Hard to keep “The Angry Ginger” off the field..

fredster
8 days ago

An Early bye usually isn’t ideal but man they way their team is beat up…just hope we don’t have anymore injuries and can start getting guys back soon. Been rough year so far. Bucs Schedule was favorable to have some issues with injuries early. We need to be healthy and playing best ball in December like last year.

aredsoxfan1
8 days ago

The offense is mostly healthy. We need them to keep piling up the points to take some heat off the decimated defense. This could be a tough game, similar to Chicago last year. At least they get some extra rest after this one. Let’s hope they win it and then the health starts improving. I’m curious to see how well Sherman does now with a bit of time in the defense. Go Bucs!