Some big names are on the final Friday injury reports for the upcoming three games involving the state NFL teams.
Let’s start with the Buccaneers and their upcoming match up with the Panthers:
The biggest name is Bucs wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who’s been hampered by a thumb injury and has been limited in practice for the last two weeks. The bad news is the best Buccaneers deep threat will not be playing in Sunday’s game, as he was ruled out on the injury report. The Bucs are also very banged up in their secondary, where rookie Carlton Davis, who’s been starting most of the season, is also ruled out with a knee injury. And, now veteran Pro Bowler Brent Grimes has been limited in practice with a knee injury and is it questionable.
Tampa Bay hopes the welcome back linebacker Lavonte David, who’s been able to practice on a limited basis this week with his injured knee and is listed as questionable. Likewise second-year safety Justin Evans is questionable with an injured toe that kept him out last week.
Carolina’s most significant injuries are to safety Eric Reid, who’s shoulder had him limited earlier in the week, but he is expected to play. So to, is receiver Curtis Samuel, who has a hamstring injury, but was able to fully participate in practice Thursday and Friday. Still, he is listed as questionable, as well. Also, Panthers kicker Graham Gano has been bothered by his non-kicking left knee, but was able to practice on Friday and is expected to try to kick in the game.
Next up for the Dolphins hosting the Buffalo Bills:
There is concern for running back Kenyan Drake with an injured shoulder, he has been limited in practice and is listed as questionable on the final injury report. Same situation for receiver DeVante Parker with his shoulder injury and also questionable listing. There’s better news for left tackle Laremy Tunsil, whose knee injury had him limited in practice earlier in the week, but fully participated Friday and is not on the injury report.
The Bills do not have a significant starter on their injury report after Friday.
Finally for the Jaguars playing host to the Colts:
There is concern the defensive back Jalen Ramsey was limited again, in practice on Friday with a knee injury and is questionable to play. Ramsey has been insisting that he’s going to try everything he can to play in the game on Sunday. Also, defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Marcell Dareus both participated fully in practice on Friday and are no longer on the injury report. Meanwhile, wide receiver DJ Chark is still suffering from a quadricep injury and has been ruled out.
The three most significant injuries for the Colts are wide receiver Ty Hilton, although he is not listed on the injury report for Sunday. Tight end Eric Ebron, who caught two touchdowns 3 weeks ago in the Colts win over the Jaguars, has a back injury but was able to fully practice on Friday and is not on the injury report.
Also starting center Ryan Kelly remains out with a knee injury, as he was a week ago for Indy.
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