Bucs’ Evans, Godwin to play, RB Fournette out vs. Packers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have both of their Pro Bowl wide receivers in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the visiting Green Bay Packers.
While both Mike Evans (ankle) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) are active, running back Leonard Fournette was listed as inactive for the clash versus the Packers (4-0). Fournette previously was listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
Evans, who leads the team in catches (22), receiving yards (271) and touchdowns (six), played through an ankle injury in Tampa Bay’s 20-19 setback to Chicago on Oct. 8.
Godwin has been sidelined since making five receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown in Tampa Bay’s 28-10 win at Denver on Sept. 27. He has 11 catches with 143 receiving yards and a touchdown this season after coming off a breakout campaign that saw him haul in 86 passes for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns.
Fournette was active for the Buccaneers’ loss to the Bears but did not have a rushing attempt. He has 123 rushing yards in his first season with the team.
Ronald Jones, who leads the team in carries (74) and rushing yards (359), is expected to receive the bulk of the workload in the backfield.
Along with Fournette, Tampa Bay listed quarterback Ryan Griffin, linebacker Quinton Bell, offensive guard Aaron Stinnie and defensive lineman Khalil Davis as inactive.
–Field Level Media