The Tampa Bay Buccaneers not only lost the game in Week 4, but several players to injuries as well. Safety Logan Ryan departed with a foot injury in the first quarter, and cornerback Carlton Davis left with a shoulder issue in the second half.
On Monday, head coach Todd Bowles provided updates on his injured secondary.
Bowles said Davis will be okay after suffering a stinger. Ryan's foot injury, meanwhile, is still being evaluated following his departure on Sunday night.
It's great news that Tampa's starting cornerback avoided anything serious. Bowles' lack of worry seems to indicate the CB will be fine for Week 5. It's harder to predict Ryan's status right now given the lack of information available, but hopefully he avoids any missed time.
Davis has been heavily targeted to kick off the 2022 campaign, seeing 33 targets (second-most in the league) against him so far. He's going to keep getting attacked since he's tied for the second-most receptions allowed (21), per ProFootballFocus. The Bucs will need him to turn things around if they're to get back on track.
Ryan, meanwhile, has made plays after joining the team this offseason. He's already recorded an interception in 2022, along with a forced fumble, and earned a solid 75.2 overall grade from PFF.
The Bucs will hope to have their secondary at full strength ahead of a matchup with the sneaky Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. These squads are currently both 2-2, and the winner of Sunday's contest will take sole possession of the lead in the NFC South.
Tampa is a huge 8-point favorite over Atlanta heading into this contest, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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