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Injury Report: Bradford, Alexander Out for Vikings-Bucs

Weekly Injury Report

UPDATE 2:15pm

Sam Bradford has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at home. The Buccaneers will instead be faced with the challenge of stopping Case Keenum. A task that was fairly simple for the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. The Vikings fell 26-9 as Keenum wasn’t able to get anything going offensively.

For the Buccaneers, LB Kwon Alexander will watch from the sidelines after being ruled inactive for Sunday’s game. The injury to one LSU-alum means more of another – rookie Kendall Beckwith will see more playing time this weekend. Five tackles last week, two for loss, have Bucs fans excited.

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Heading into Week 3, the Bucs and Vikings have several key players listed on the injury report. Follow here for changes and status updates throughout the week.

Ultimately, the biggest question mark heading into Sunday’s contest is the health of Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford. After aggravating his knee just moments before kickoff last week, it remains to be seen if he will be ready to go against Tampa Bay. If the Bucs defense plays half as well as they did against Chicago, Keenum could be in for a long day. Two key members of the Minnesota defense are also listed on the injury report.

On the Buccaneers defense, perhaps a little less dancing tomorrow for Gerald McCoy. His ankle may not be ready for another Fight Song Friday.

It’s Friday so y’all know what time it is!! #fightsongfriday @ou_football #boomersooner

A post shared by Gerald McCoy (@geraldini93) on

Thursday Practice (**change in status from previous day)

Bucs:

  • LB Kwon Alexander (hamstring) — Did not participate
  • LB Devante Bond (knee) — Full participation
  • DT Gerald McCoy (ankle) — Limited participation**
  • DT Chris Baker (illness) — Did not participate
  • CB Brent Grimes (shoulder) — Limited participation
  • DE Jacquies Smith (illness) — Did not participate

Vikings:

  • LB Anthony Barr (hamstring) – Limited participation
  • QB Sam Bradford (knee) – Limited participation
  • CB Mackensie Alexander (wrist) – Full participation
  • C Pat Elfein (ankle) – Full participation
  • CB Xavier Rhodes (hip) – Full participation

Wednesday Practice

Bucs:

  • LB Kwon Alexander (hamstring) — Did not participate
  • LB Devante Bond (knee) — Full participation
  • DT Gerald McCoy (ankle) — Did not participate
  • DT Chris Baker (illness) — Did not participate
  • CB Brent Grimes (shoulder) — Limited participation
  • DE Jacquies Smith (illness) — Did not participate

Vikings:

  • LB Anthony Barr (hamstring) – Limited participation
  • QB Sam Bradford (knee) – Limited participation
  • CB Mackensie Alexander (wrist) – Full participation
  • C Pat Elfein (ankle) – Full participation
  • CB Xavier Rhodes (hip) – Full participation

 

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