Buccaneers vs. Rams: Friday Injury Report
Here is your final injury report for the game between the Buccaneers and the Rams on Sunday.
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It’s just about that time again, Buccaneers‘ fans. Sunday is just a couple of days away, and that means week three of the NFL season. Raymond James Stadium will be hoping as the Bucs open the 2016 home schedule against the new/old Los Angeles Rams.
These two teams have faced off 23 times in the past with the Rams winning 15 of them, including the four straight. The last Bucs’ victory in this series dates back to October of 2010 right here at Ray Jay, when a late Josh Freeman touchdown pass to Carnell “Cadillac” Williams gave them an 18-17 victory.
In order for that to happen again, the Bucs are going to have to make it happen with a short-handed roster. The injury report is here, and it is not a pretty one. Take a look:
|Robert Ayers||91||DE||Ankle||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participate||Out|
|Doug Martin||22||RB||Hamstring||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participate||Out|
|Cecil Shorts III||10||WR||Hamstring||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participate||Out|
|Luke Stocker||88||TE||Ankle||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participate||Out|
|Lavonte David||54||LB||Shoulder||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation||Questionable|
|Donovan Smith||76||T||Hip||Did Not Participate||Limited Participation||Full Participation||Questionable|
|Ryan Smith||29||S||Hand||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation||Questionable|
Well, at least Donovan Smith is back. Even though he is listed as “questionable”, the fact that he practiced in full is a good sign that he will be ready to go. The same can be said for Lavonte David, who did practice all week. The rest of that bunch, unfortunately, is out. None of them were really expected to be able to go, although I know some were hopeful that Ayers would be up.
Charles Sims and Noah Spence had better be at the top of their respective games on Sunday.
Now here is the report for the Rams:
|Pharoh Cooper||10||WR||Shoulder||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Doubtful|
|Nelson Spruce||86||WR||Knee||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Doubtful|
|Maurice Alexander||31||S||Thigh||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|Benny Cunningham||23||RB||Knee||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|E.J. Gaines||33||CB||Thigh||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|Lamarcus Joyner||20||CB||Toe||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Questionable|
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So, there’s that. Lots of injuries for the Bucs, and the Rams are ready to go.