GREEN BAY, Wis. – Maybe there’ll be open receiver tryouts within the car parking zone at Raymond James Stadium earlier than the Green Bay Packers face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Both groups’ receiver corps might be limping into the NFC showdown.
For Green Bay, Allen Lazard (ankle), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Christian Watson (hamstring) and Randall Cobb (sickness) didn’t observe on Thursday. Lazard, Watkins and Watson had been restricted at Wednesday’s observe whilst Cobb didn’t take part. The Packers are so short-handed that they re-signed Travis Fulgham to the observe squad only a couple days after he was once launched.
For Tampa Bay, Mike Evans (suspended) received’t play and fellow starters Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee), either one of whom had been inactive final week, didn’t observe for a 2nd consecutive day. Russell Gage (hamstring), Scotty Miller (calf) and Breshad Perriman (knee) are at the damage record however appear on course to play.
For what it’s price, Packers left take on David Bakhtiari (knee) was once again at observe. He didn’t observe on Wednesday.
Speaking earlier than observe, trainer Matt LaFleur wouldn’t supply any inkling on Bakhtiari’s standing.
“We’re just trying to figure everything out in terms of what works best for him and us and try to get him back as soon as we can,” he stated.
Whoever traces up at left take on, whether or not it’s Bakhtiari or Yosh Nijman, a large problem awaits in opposition to a Buccaneers protection that leads the NFL in sacks. The offensive line, boosted via the debut of Elgton Jenkins, grew to become in a robust efficiency final week’s win over the Bears.
“I thought, for the most part, I thought they did a pretty good job,” LaFleur stated. “Certainly, it wasn’t flawless. It never is, and hopefully we can build upon it. But I think in particular the run game was really strong. We’re going to have a great challenge this week. This is as good of a defense as you’ll find in the National Football League from first level to the back end, the back level. Just a bunch of Pro Bowlers on all three levels. So, it’s going to be a great challenge for us.”
Buccaneers left take on Donovan Smith (elbow) returned to observe. He was once inactive final week.
This tale might be up to date with the damage record.
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How to Watch: Packers at Buccaneers
TV: This might be Fox’s sport of the week and be proven to a lot of the country. Kevin Burkhardt (play via play) and Greg Olsen (statement) might be at the name, with Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi running from the sideline.
Live circulate: fuboTV (Start your unfastened trial).
Radio: Packers Radio Network (Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren) and SiriusXM 386 or 106 and the SXM App.
Time and date: 3:25 p.m. Sunday.
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
Records: Packers, 1-1; Buccaneers, 2-0.
History: The Packers lead the collection 33-23-1. That features a break up of 2 playoff video games. With Tom Brady at quarterback in 2020, Tampa Bay routed the Packers within the common season after which got here to Green Bay and received once more within the NFC Championship Game.