The first injury report of the season was released today by the Titans and Buccaneers. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, teams will release information on who fully practiced, who was limited, and who did not participate. From the Buccaneers' official website:
WR Mike Evans (hamstring) – did not participate
DE T.J. Fatinikun (shoulder) – did not participate
CB Jason McCourty (groin) – did not participate
NT Sammie Lee Hill (knee) – did not participate
On Tampa Bay's side, Mike Evans missed his second straight practice. There is some doubt that is starting to creep in regarding his status for Sunday afternoon. Evans very well could be the Buccaneers' most dangerous weapon, so the Titans may be dodging a bullet. It could be an "eye for an eye" kind of deal with the team clearly missing its top cornerback in Jason McCourty. Evans and Vincent Jackson are two big, physical wide receivers that could give the Titans' currently paper-thin secondary some trouble if healthy. Outside of the two most notable injuries on each side in Evans and McCourty, there is not much else. For the Buccaneers, it appears as if rookie offensive tackle Donovan Smith will be ready to play after being in a walking boot recently--he was full go today. Sammie Hill did not practice and will not be ready for Sunday, and while it hurts from a depth perspective, Al Woods has been very impressive all summer. Barring something drastic, not much should change on the injury report on the Titans' side. Mike Evans' situation is one that needs to be monitored tomorrow and Wednesday.