Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Update: Will Julio Jones and Chris Godwin Be Available Against the Packers?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Update: Will Julio Jones and Chris Godwin Be Available Against the Packers?


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one of the most banged-up receiving cores in the NFL.

Five wide receivers were listed on the injury report so far this week and Mike Evans is suspended for the upcoming matchup after shoving Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. 

Former All-Pro wide receiver Chris Godwin was battling back from a torn ACL all through training camp to be on the active roster for Week 1. 

He passed his physical and started in the team’s first game against the Dallas Cowboys. He caught three passes for 35 yards. After the last catch, he was seen limping to the sideline.

Godwin hurt his hamstring, and the injury has kept him out of the team's week two matchup. So far this week, he hasn’t practiced with the team. 

The football world blew up when it was announced that future hall of fame wide receiver Julio Jones was pairing up with Tom Brady. Everyone couldn't believe that two of the best players in their position over the last decade were about to play with each other. But, in Jones’s first game with the team, he suffered a knee injury.

His ailing knee has kept him out of the team's game against the Saints, and on Wednesday, he didn't practice. Nevertheless, because of the suspension of Mike Evans, the Bucs might need him to play. Jones will likely be listed as questionable for the game but must log at least a limited practice on Friday to play.

The Bucs signed former Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley this week because of the litany of injuries at receiver. Even though Beasley was added to the practice squad, it has been reported by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network that Beasley will be elevated to the active roster soon. Last season he had 693 yards and 82 catches.

Offseason addition wide receiver Russell Gage is progressing from his hamstring injury and is inching closer to 100%. Look for him to be Tom Brady’s number one target in this week's matchup against the Packers.

Packers vs Buccaneers Week 3 Odds

The Buccaneers are currently a 1.5-point favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook against the visiting Packers this Sunday.

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