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DC Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers injury report

Who is out or questionable for Week 4 of the new and improved XFL? We break down the Tampa Bay vs Washington D.C. final injury reports.

Aaron Murray of the Tampa Bay Vipers walks to the line of scrimmage during the second half of their XFL game against the NY Guardians at MetLife Stadium on February 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The NY Guardians won, 23-3. Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images

The Defenders look to recover from a huge beatdown in L.A. last weekend and a true meltdown by quarterback Cardale Jones. Head coach Pep Hamilton will look to get his quarterback and offense back on track in Tampa Bay, who has given up the most points in the league.

The Vipers will look for their first win on the season. After scoring no offensive touchdowns in the first two weeks, head coach Marc Trestman handed over play-calling duties to his OC Jaime Elizondo. The Vipers promptly went out and scored three touchdowns and 27 total points, but lost to the league leading Houston Roughnecks. This week we’ll get to see if their offense has truly turned a corner.

Tampa Bay will be without backup quarterback and Swiss Army knife Quinton Flowers, who has asked to be released. He doesn’t seem too keen on playing in his current role. His absence could hurt, as he scored a touchdown last week and is a versatile playmaker with the ball in his hands.

Quarterback Aaron Murray will return this week with the probably designation, but Taylor Cornelius will get the nod as starter. Murray is supposed to get a few plays to help get him back into the swing of things, so there is a chance that he could see more work if Cornelius isn’t playing well.

Tight end Nick Truesdell is doubtful and won’t play once again. His absence should continue to help Jalen Tolliver see good usage.

DC Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers injury report

TEAM PLAYER POS. INJURY PRACTICE STATUS GAME STATUS
TEAM PLAYER POS. INJURY PRACTICE STATUS GAME STATUS
DC Tavaris Barnes DE Thigh Limited participation Questionable
DC Elijah Campbell DB Abdomen Limited participation Questionable
DC Donnie Ernsberger TE Shoulder Full participation Probable
DC Jhurell Pressley RB Shoulder Full participation Probable
TB Quinton Flowers QB/RB -- Did not participate Doubtful
TB S.J. Green WR Knee Did not participate Questionable
TB Nick Truesdell TE Knee Did not participate Doubtful
TB Jalen Collins CB Ankle Full participation Probable
TB Martez Ivey OT Knee Full participation Probable
TB Aaron Murray QB Foot Full participation Probable
TB Ricky Walker DT Ankle Full participation Probable