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Buccaneers Get Great Injury Updates Ahead of Thursday Night Football

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers received some great news on a pair of injury updates ahead of Thursday Night Football.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers received some great news on a pair of injury updates ahead of Thursday Night Football. / Eric Espada/GettyImages
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While a trio of starters was ruled out ahead of Thursday Night Football, the latest Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury report wasn't all bad news. Starting center Ryan Jensen and defensive stud Jason Pierre-Paul were elevated to active after receiving a "questionable" designation throughout the week.

Like many NFL teams, the Buccaneers are dealing with a number of injuries ahead of Week 6 action, but this latest injury report has finally brought some positive injury news.

Thursday Night Football Tonight

Jensen dealt with a hip injury throughout the short week, forcing him to miss practice on Monday. However, he's progressed from limited participation to full as of Wednesday and the Buccaneers announced his activation on Thursday morning.

For Pierre-Paul, the veteran pass-rusher missed two consecutive games in Weeks 3 and 4 with shoulder and hand ailments. He returned in Week 5, but played a season-low 76% of defensive snaps. Now, even on a short week, it looks like Pierre-Paul will be 100% ready for game action.

Tampa Bay looks to improve to 5-1 on the season with a win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Currently, the Buccaneers are 6.5-point road favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook.


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