Injury Report and Game Status for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams: Mark Barron and Tavon Austin Questionable

Nov 17, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Mark Barron (23) against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams don’t have much to play for on Sunday when they square off in St. Louis. Neither team is going to make the playoffs, and are simply battling for pride at this point. So who will they have on the field for what has become a largely meaningless game?

Both teams will likely be careful with their young stars who are currently injured. Here are the two injury reports for the teams, courtesy of the Buccaneers’ official website.

First, the Buccaneers:

Player Injury Game Status
S Mark Barron Hamstring Questionable
DE Da’Quan Bowers Knee Out
LB Lavonte David Hamstring Probable
WR Vincent Jackson Hamstring Probable
G Davin Joseph Knee Probable
G Carl Nicks Foot Out
DT Akeem Spence Wrist Probable

 

The team will obviously want to be careful with Barron, as they don’t need two young stars (along with Mike Williams) recovering from severe hamstring injuries heading into next season.

It’s unfortunate that Da’Quan Bowers will miss out, because he has a job to play for moving forward. He’s been a disappointment this season, and will miss his chance this weekend to earn his way into Greg Schiano’s good graces.

And now for the Rams.

Player Injury Practice Status
WR Tavon Austin Ankle Questionable
CB Janoris Jenkins Back Probable
T Mike Person Illness Probable
RB Daryl Richardson Thigh Questionable
LB Will Witherspoon Illness Probable

 

For the Rams, the lack of Tavon Austin would be a big loss, as they have started to finally use the dynamic rookie receiver on offense, and he’s been breaking huge plays on special teams.

Otherwise, the Rams have most of the players they’d expect to have, but for those who haven’t been paying attention, they are missing Sam Bradford, who has been out with a knee injury and was shut down for the season earlier this year.

Topics: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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  • Karen Melanson Hartman

    That’s a chuck of playmakers there ☝️

  • Jayson Kaplan

    Just sit Barron. He’s too important to risk more severe injury to try to finish 5-11.