Friday is upon us as the Atlanta Falcons prepare to head south and take on their divisional opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We’ve been monitoring the health of both teams throughout the week, and the Falcons ruled out their star tight end on Friday, unfortunately. We also learned more about who the Bucs will be without on Sunday.
You can expect to see the injury reports here every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
- TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) OUT
- CB Carlton Davis (shoulder)
- QB Tom Brady (shoulder, finger)
- WR Russell Gage (hamstring)
- WR Chris Godwin (knee)
- WR Julio Jones (knee) QUESTIONABLE
- WR Breshad Perriman (knee, hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
- OT Donovan Smith (elbow)
- TE Cameron Brate (concussion) OUT
- WR Mike Evans (rest)
- LB Lavonte David (rest)
- DL Akiem Hicks (foot) OUT
- CB Logan Ryan (foot) OUT
- RB Leonard Fournette (personal)
The Falcons injury report was light, but heavy at the same time. After seeing Cordarrelle Patterson placed on injured reserve earlier this week, the Falcons will also be without Pitts on Sunday. We know by now how unpredictable hamstring injuries can be, as players have missed anywhere from a single game to multiple games throughout the season with them. We will continue to keep an eye on Pitts heading into next week.
Tampa will be without Akiem Hicks, Logan Ryan and Cameron Brate this weekend as all three have officially been ruled out. Tom Brady has two of his receiving targets listed as questionable, as familiar face Julio Jones and Breshad Perriman may or may not suit up against the Falcons. The losses on defense are significant and Brate is an important piece of the passing game, so the Buccaneers won’t be close to full strength on Sunday.