Dec 13, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones (27) runs with the ball as Minnesota Vikings defensive back Chris Jones (26) defends during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Bucs activate RB Jones from virus list

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers activated running back Ronald Jones II from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, according to the team.

Jones missed the last two contests for the Bucs, while Leonard Fournette took over lead-back duties for the playoff-bound Bucs.

Jones will likely slot right back into the workhorse role for Tampa Bay (10-5) in Week 17 in a matchup against the Atlanta Falcons if the finger he fractured in Week 14 has healed.

“I’ve got my fingers crossed that we can get him a bunch of game action this week,” said coach Bruce Arians, “but I’m not going to risk it (if he is) not able to protect himself.”

The 23-year-old has rushed 180 times for a career-high 900 yards to go along with six touchdowns this season.

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