Buccaneers: Chris Godwin, Sean Murphy-Bunting injury updates

Sean Murphy-Bunting, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a couple of key injuries against Denver Broncos

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a couple of injuries that could prove to be costly in their win over the Denver Broncos Sunday afternoon.

Buccaneers starting WR Chris Godwin and CB Sean Murphy-Bunting both went down during the matchup with hamstring injuries that forced them to be sidelined for the remainder of the afternoon.

Following the game, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians virtually told the media that Tampa Bay would take a ‘wait and see’ approach with both Godwin and Murphy-Bunting.

Buccaneers would greatly be affected if either missed significant time

There’s no doubt, at least in my opinion, that Tampa Bay missed both Godwin and Murphy-Bunting in their short time out Sunday afternoon and that would only be amplified if they missed any time in the weeks to come.

The Buccaneers are already a little shorthanded at wide receiver with Justin Watson out- though he should be returning soon- and an absence from Godwin could mean we see rookie Tyler Johnson thrust into action much sooner than was originally expected.

The Bucs offense seemed to move at a much better rate with Godwin on the field and it’s clear that he’s Tom Brady’s favorite target at this point.

Defensively, the Bucs still have depth at cornerback behind Sean Murphy-Bunting, but there’s no doubt that he is the No. 1 coverage option at this point and him being out pauts a lot more pressure on Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean.

The Pewter Plank will continue to provide updates here on the status of both players moving forward.

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The Bucs, who improved to 2-1 on the season with a win over the Broncos, will host the Los Angeles Chargers at 1 p.m. E.T. next Sunday afternoon in Raymond James Stadium.