The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the Divisional round to face their NFC South rival, the New Orleans Saints. The game will take place Sunday, January 17 with kickoff at 6:40 p.m.
Ahead of their game, we take a look at Bucs final injury report to see how these injuries may affect the team heading into their playoff matchup.
Bucs final injury report
Out: DL Jeremiah Ledbetter (calf)
Questionable: RB Ronald Jones (quad, finger), S Jordan Whitehead (knee), S Andrew Adams (not injury related)
Notable players on in-week report who were removed from final: CB Carlton Davis (groin), WR Mike Evans (knee), WR Chris Godwin (hip, quad), RB LeSean McCoy, LB Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), DL Ndamukong Suh (not injury related), G Ali Marpet (pectoral)
How injuries could affect Bucs vs. Saints matchup
The Buccaneers should have all their key players for Sunday’s matchup, as the injury report lists only one contributor — reserve defensive linemen Jeremiah Ledbetter — as anything less than questionable.
Among the questionable group, safety Jordan Whitehead would leave the biggest void if unavailable. The third-year defensive back has started all but two games the last two seasons and has provided decent run defense and pass coverage for a blitz-heavy unit. While the Buccaneers want Ronald Jones available, their depth at running back provides more cushion should he miss the game.
The big news is that Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Carlton Davis were all removed from the final injury report.