The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills don’t have much in common when it comes to injury concerns this season.
The Bucs have 16 players on injured reserve of the non-football injury list, while the Bills have only seven. And for their upcoming matchup on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium, the injury report reflects the relative luck of the two teams on the injury front this season.
Here are the injury reports, courtesy of the Buccaneers’ official website.
|DE Da’Quan Bowers||Knee||Questionable|
|DT Gary Gibson||Calf||Questionable|
|WR Vincent Jackson||Hamstring||Questionable|
|G Davin Joseph||Knee||Probable|
|G Carl Nicks||Foot||Out|
|WR Chris Owusu||Hamstring||Questionable|
|CB Darrelle Revis||Chest/Shoulder||Probable|
|DT Akeem Spence||Wrist||Probable|
|WR Marquise Goodwin||Calf||Probable|
|DT Kyle Williams||Achilles||Probable|
For the Buccaneers, the absence of Vincent Jackson would leave the team with none of the skill position players they thought they’d have when the season began. A wide receiver trio of Jackson, Mike Williams and Kevin Ogletree were supposed to combine with Tom Crabtree and Luke Stocker while Doug Martin carried the ball on handoffs from Josh Freeman. Jackson is the only man to remain standing, and Sunday could see the star receiver sidelined, and see the Tampa Bay offense suffer as a result.
It will also be curious to see what the Buccaneers do with Carl Nicks, who has still yet to return to the practice field after surgery on his foot to remove a MRSA infection.
For the Bills, there are no injury stories to report. Quarterback E.J. Manuel is back in action, and will have a full compliment of weapons to choose from on Sunday.