Buccaneers at Chiefs: Friday Injury Report and Game Statuses

Here is the final injury report for the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Buccaneers head to Kansas City this weekend to take on the Chiefs in what will be a crucial matchup. Finding a way to pull this one out and get back to .500 would be a huge step in the process of making a run at the 2016 playoffs.

Beating the team that is tied for the AFC West lead with a 7-2 record would be just what the doctor ordered as far as a boost for the Bucs confidence.

They enter hostile territory though. Arrowhead Stadium has caused nightmares for many experienced teams, and Tampa is a young bunch. The Kansas City faithful will be ready to crank up the noise and make Jameis Winston’s job difficult. The Bucs are going to have to make a statement early to quiet the crowd.

With that, let’s look at the injury report, and see if the guys will be on the field to make that statement.

Here’s the Bucs report:

Player No. Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Kevin Pamphile 64 G Concussion Full Participation Full Participation Did Not Participate Out
Jacquizz Rodgers 32 RB Foot Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Evan Smith 62 C Knee Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Joe Hawley 68 C Knee Limited Participation Full Participation Full Participation Questionable
Russell Shepard 89 WR Hip Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Questionable
Luke Stocker 88 TE Ankle Did Not Participate Limited Participation Full Participation Questionable

That’s a pretty straightforward report. The three guys listed as questionable practiced in full, so we are likely to see them on Sunday. Probable would have been their designation in the past, but that designation has been eliminated, so here they sit as probable.

Now here is the report for the Chiefs:

Player No. Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Jeremy Maclin 19 WR Groin Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Jaye Howard 96 DE Hip Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Doubtful
Phillip Gaines 23 CB Neck Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Questionable
Justin Houston 50 LB Knee Full Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Questionable
Derrick Johnson 56 LB Hamstring Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Limited Participation Questionable
Marcus Peters 22 CB Hip Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Questionable
Dontari Poe 92 DT Knee Did Not Participate Limited Participation Did Not Participate Questionable
James Winchester 41 LS Not Injury Related Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Questionable
D.J. Alexander 57 LB Neck Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation
Tamba Hali 91 LB Knee Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Limited Participation
D.J. White 24 CB Hand Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation

Houston may have a problem after all. After practicing in full earlier in the week, he was downgraded to limited and is questionable. Per the Chiefs website, coach Andy Reid thinks it’s a good possibility that he will play:

“I think it’s a good chance, but we’ll see. We’ll see how he worked out today.”

That says to me that he will play, but be on a pitch count. Look for Houston to be out there in passing situations where he can come after Winston. We may not see Dontari Poe, however, as he did not practice today.

Big chance for the Bucs here if they can pull the upset.

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