The Buccaneers had all 53 players on the practice field on Thursday, with only CB LeQuan Lewis limited. Two players who missed the week-opening workout – DE Da’Quan Bowers (hamstring) and G Jamon Meredith (ankle) – returned to full participation.
Bowers was actually excused from Wednesday’s practice for an undisclosed matter, but he is playing through a hamstring strain. Meredith has been dealing with an ankle injury since Week 11 but hasn’t missed a game. Lewis returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the Philadelphia game with a knee injury suffered in Denver, but he took a step back on Thursday.
The Saints’ injury report did not change on Thursday, save for the corrected listing of Malcolm Jenkins with a hamstring injury instead of a knee ailment, as originally reported. All six players who missed Wednesday’s practice – including Jenkins, the team’s starting free safety – were out again on Thursday.
Here are the full Thursday injury reports for both teams:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|DE Michael Bennett||Shoulder||Full Participation|
|DE Da’Quan Bowers||Hamstring||Full Participation|
|CB Anthony Gaitor||Hamstring||Full Participation|
|CB LeQuan Lewis||Knee||Limited Participation|
|G Jamon Meredith||Ankle||Full Participation|
|DT Roy Miller||Head||Full Participation|
New Orleans Saints
|T Charles Brown||Knee||Did Not Participate|
|FB Jed Collins||Toe||Did Not Participate|
|RB Chris Ivory||Hamstring||Did Not Participate|
|CB Malcolm Jenkins||Hamstring||Did Not Participate|
|T Zach Strief||Ankle||Did Not Participate|
|CB Corey White||Knee||Did Not Participate|