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The Buccaneers have ruled out RB Ronald Jones (ankle) and WR Breshad Perriman (hip, abdomen) for Sunday’s game against the Rams. Perriman’s absence will leave opportunity for WR Cyril Grayson, if he’s able to play. Grayson is questionable with a hamstring injury that allowed him just 1 limited practice this week.

Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) participated in Thursday's practice -- the 1st non-walkthrough of the week -- according to multiple reports. We won't get an official participation level on him because Fournette is still officially on IR, so we'll have to watch the reports on him into the weekend. Tampa Bay will need to activate him by Saturday afternoon to make the RB eligible to play Sunday against the Rams. HC Bruce Arians said early in the week that Fournette hadn't yet been able to run at top speed without feeling his nagging hamstring. Fournette's availability, of course, will affect the roles of Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Le'Veon Bell and Giovani Bernard. RB Ronald Jones (ankle) remained out of practice Wednesday and Thursday and seems to be trending toward missing another game.

Bucs WR Breshad Perriman (hip, abdomen) did not practice on Wednesday. His absence would leave Scotty Miller as Tampa's likely #3 WR alongside Mike Evans and Tyler Johnson.

Bucs RB Ronald Jones (ankle) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That doesn't bode well for his chances of returning for this weekend's Divisional Round game vs. the Rams. We'll see if Tampa gets RB Leonard Fournette back from his hamstring injury.

The Athletic's Greg Auman calls Bucs RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) a "question mark" for Sunday's Divisional Round game after listening to HC Bruce Arians' Monday press conference. Arians said that he'll need to see whether Fournette is able to go full speed in practice this week, per Auman. Unfortunately, we won't get practice reports on Fournette because he remains on IR. Tampa will need to activate him by 4 pm ET on Saturday if he's going to play Sunday.

Bucs RB Gio Bernard (knee, hip) is active for today's Wild Card game vs. the Eagles. It'll be his first action since Week 14. Bernard is joined in the backfield by Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Le'Veon Bell. Vaughn figures to lead in carries, with Bernard and Bell handling the bulk of the passing-game work.

The Buccaneers are not activating RB Leonard Fournette from IR ahead of Sunday's game against the Eagles. That means Tampa Bay will go with a backfield of Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Le'Veon Bell and Giovani Bernard, whom the team did activate Saturday. Fournette seems likely to make it back from his hamstring injury for the Divisional Round -- assuming the Bucs beat Philadelphia, of course.

Bucs WR Cyril Grayson (hamstring) is out for Sunday's Wild Card game vs. the Eagles. It figures to be Breshad Perriman and Tyler Johnson as the #2 and #3 WRs behind #1 Mike Evans.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians labeled RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) a game-time decision for Sunday's Wild Card game vs. the Eagles. Fournette was designated to return from IR on Wednesday, but he doesn't appear on this week's injury report because he hasn't been placed on the active roster yet. That'll happen by 4 pm ET on Saturday if Fournette is going to be eligible to play Sunday. For what it's worth, The Athletic's Greg Auman expects Fournette to play and start vs. the Eagles based on how he looked in practice this week. We'll look for further updates on Fournette and will get the Bucs' inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday. RB Ronald Jones (ankle) has been ruled out. LB Lavonte David (foot) has also been called a game-time decision.

The Bucs designated RBs Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Gio Bernard (knee, hip) to return from IR. Both guys are eligible to return to practice and appear on track to play in Sunday's Wild Card game vs. the Eagles. We'll monitor their practice participation this week. Assuming they're healthy, Fournette should step back into a workhorse role, with Bernard mixing in for a few passing-down snaps.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians confirmed on Monday that RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is expected back for Sunday afternoon's Wild Card game vs. the Eagles. Especially with RB Ronald Jones dealing with an ankle injury, Fournette should return as Tampa's feature back.

Bucs WR Cyril Grayson was knocked out of Sunday's game vs. the Panthers with a hamstring injury. Tampa, of course, is already down WRs Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown. It's now Mike Evans, Tyler Johnson and Breshad Perriman as the top 3.

The Buccaneers expect to get RB Leonard Fournette back for the start of the playoffs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Fournette has been out since Dec. 19 with a hamstring injury but reportedly did some running with trainers during this practice week. Tampa also reportedly expects to have LB Lavonte David (foot) ready for the playoffs.

Bucs RB Ronald Jones (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Panthers. With RB Leonard Fournette still on IR with his hamstring injury, Tampa is down to RBs Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Le’Veon Bell. We’re expecting a committee attack, with Vaughn leading in carries and Bell in targets.

Bucs RB Ronald Jones (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn (ribs) was a full-go. It's looking like we'll get a Vaughn and Le'Veon Bell Bucs backfield vs. the Panthers this weekend.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians said Wednesday that RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is on track to return for the playoffs. As long as that hammy is right, Fournette should step back into the role that fed him 13.2 carries and 5.9 targets over the first 13 games of the season.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians said Monday that he'll play his starters in Sunday's finale vs. the Panthers. Tampa has clinched the NFC South but can move from the #3 seed to #2 with a win and a Rams loss to the 49ers. "You play to win," Arians said. "You play to get that second seed, that’s huge. We’re not resting anybody. We’re playing to win.”

Bucs RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn suffered a rib injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Jets, HC Bruce Arians said. Tampa lost RB Ronald Jones to an ankle injury earlier in the game, leaving Le'Veon Bell as the team's top RB. We’ll look for updates on Vaughn and Jones on Monday.

Bucs RB Ronald Jones hurt his ankle in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Jets and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

Buccaneers S Antoine Winfield Jr. (foot) is active for today's game against the Jets, marking his return from 2 games down with a foot injury. CBs Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting are also active, after arriving questionable.

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