The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in desperate need of a bye week, and they’ll get one after a matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Buccaneers have been hit with the injury bug late in the season. A.Q. Shipley suffered a career ending injury, and Jamel Dean has been ruled out for Sunday.
Fortunately, Ali Marpet has been upgraded to questionable after sitting out the last three contests due to a concussion. Donovan Smith is also questionable after suffering an ankle injury early last week.
Bucs’ final injury report for Chiefs game on Sunday has CB Jamel Dean (concussion), C A.Q. Shipley (neck) and TE Tanner Hudson (death in family) all ruled out. G Ali Marpet (concussion) and T Donovan Smith (ankle) are both questionable.
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Marpet still needs to clear concussion protocol, but it’s a good sign that he has been a participant at practice. Smith, on the other hand, has not participated this week, even though he finished last weeks game.
If both players can’t suite up, Ryan Jensen would move back to center, with Aaron Stinnie and Josh Wells slotting in at guard and tackle respectively.
That would be a pretty weak left side of the line, cross your fingers that at least one can play Sunday with a big game looming.