I know, I know. The Week 15 injury report usually comes out on Friday, but circumstances beyond my control have put it off until today. This is just the first installment as there is a game tonight between the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, and there will be a follow-up article later this afternoon with the rest of the injuries as you head into tomorrow's games. If you're waiting to make your decisions for tonight's game based on recent information obtained for the rest of the weekend, fear not! The second installment of this week's injury report will be posted prior to game time tonight. Thanks for checking in...
Obviously, the DeMarco Murray injury was the big news out of Dallas last week, but as for the rest fo the Cowboys for tonight's game, the only other injury worth noting seems to be the shoulder of wide receiver Laurent Robinson. He's been limited in practice all week with the same lingering shoulder problem that he's had for the last couple of weeks, but he is fully expected to play tonight. All other Cowboys at the skills position are a go.
On the Tampa side, quarterback Josh Freeman is listed as probable and is ready to go for tonight, but will be without atleast one weapon as wide receiver Arrelious Benn is officially out after sustaining a concussion last week. Sammie Stroughter is listed as questionable, but you have to be in some crazy 20 team league that starts nine wide receivers to be using him. His presence in the lineup is negligible for fantasy owners. All other Bucs that play fantasy relevant positions are ready, willing and able.
Official Week 15 Injury Report for Saturday's game:
PROBABLE: TE Martellus Bennett (ribs), P Mat McBriar (foot), LB Sean Lee (wrist)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder), OG Kyle Kosier (foot), OL Phil Costa (concussion), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck), CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), SS Danny McCray (ankle)
OUT: WR Andre Holmes (hamstring), DL Joshua Brent (knee)
INJURED RESERVE: QB Jon Kitna (back), RB DeMarco Murray (ankle), RB Phillip Tanner (hamstring), WR Raymond Radway (undisclosed), PK David Buehler (groin), C Bill Nagy (ankle), SS Barry Church (shoulder)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
PROBABLE: QB Josh Freeman (shoulder), DL Albert Haynesworth (knee), LB Adam Hayward (foot), CB Aqib Talib (hamstring), FS Larry Asante (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Sammie Stroughter (knee), DL Michael X. Bennett (toe), DL Brian Price (ankle)
OUT: WR Arrelious Benn (concussion)
INJURED RESERVE: RB Earnest Graham (Achilles'), WR Raymond Webber (undisclosed), DL Tim Crowder (concussion), DL George Johnson (undisclosed), DL John McCargo (undisclosed), DL Gerald McCoy (biceps), LB Jacob Cutrera (undisclosed), FS Cody Grimm (knee), FS Devin Holland (back)
SUSPENDED FS Tanard Jackson
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