This week’s Monday Night Football matchup is an NFC South showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. With the division still very much up for grabs, this game could be crucial when it comes to the playoff picture. Both teams have suffered some significant injuries, and the NFL inactives list for MNF will be filled with important players.
Let’s take a look at who is at risk of missing this Buccaneers vs. Saints matchup and examine what the final injury reports looked like for each squad.
NFL Inactives for Monday Night Football
Game-day NFL rules only allow teams to “dress” 48 players each week. However, with teams often having between 53 and 55 players on their active roster (including practice-squad call-ups), they must designate the other players as inactive.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Inactives
TE Cameron Brate
S Mike Edwards
CB Sean Murphy-Bunting
WR Breshad Perriman
QB Kyle Trask
S Antoine Winfield
OT Tristan Wirfs
New Orleans Saints Inactives
S J.T. Gray
TE Juwan Johnson
OG Lewis Kidd
CB Marshon Lattimore
DE Payton Turner
LB Pete Werner
S P.J. Williams
Latest Buccaneers and Saints Injury Report
Buccaneers Week 13 Injury Report
The Buccaneers’ injury report is quite long, but the name that everyone has circled is running back Leonard Fournette. Much has been made of Tampa Bay’s inability to run the ball this year, and they currently have the worst rushing offense in the NFL. And although there is hope that rookie Rachaad White can inject some life into this stagnant attack, getting the veteran back could be huge.
Fournette has obviously struggled this season, but the last time he was on the field, he had 14 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown before exiting early. White has looked good in his absence, especially last week when he had the backfield to himself, finishing the day with 23 touches, including nine catches for 109 total yards.
Saints Week 13 Injury Report
Looking at the Saints’ injury report, one big name stands out, and that is cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Lattimore has been limited in practice for the last two weeks, and head coach Dennis Allen has been noncommittal on whether or not he will play against the Bucs.
Lattimore suffered a lacerated kidney and two broken ribs in a collision with other players in Week 5, and those slow-to-heal injuries have kept him out of action for longer than anticipated.
Tight end Juwan Johnson has already been ruled out due to an ankle injury. This is a big loss for this Saints offense, which is already struggling, ranking 20th in scoring. Johnson has been QB Andy Dalton’s most consistent scoring threat over the last month, and he leads all non-linemen in snaps played on offense.