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:
|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.
|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.