Buccaneers at Chiefs: Wednesday Injury Report

The first injury report of the week for the Buccaneers includes the return of a weapon on the outside.

The Buccaneers hit the road this week as they head to one of the toughest places in the league to play. Arrowhead Stadium is always a hostile environment for the road team, and their Kansas City Chiefs (7-2) enter the week tied for the AFC West lead and riding a five-game winning streak.

The Bucs enter the game with a record of 4-5, tied for second in the NFC South with the New Orleans Saints. They are coming off of an absolute drubbing of the Chicago Bears last week, by the score of 36-10.

A weapon is coming back into the fold. Russell Shepard practiced in full, which lends towards the idea that he will play on Sunday, barring setbacks.

Here is the rest of the report:

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

Hawley returned on a limited basis, which is a good sign, considering that Evan Smith sat out. I mean, somebody has to play center. Right?

Here is the report for the Chiefs:

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

Yep, Houston is back. We all know that could be very bad. Let’s hope they are scheming to stop him now.

Tamba Hali, however, did not practice. We will watch that and all the injuries as the week progresses.

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