Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 15 Injury Report

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 26: Mohamed Sanu
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 26: Mohamed Sanu /

Heading into the Atlanta Falcons’ divisional matchup vs the Buccaneers on Monday night football, a few starters have been limited in preparation.

The Atlanta Falcons head to Tampa Bay on Monday night to take on their division rival Buccaneers in a crucial matchup that helps determine playoff positioning for Atlanta. Here’s who will and will not possibly play in Week 15.

Falcons’ wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was limited in practice on Thursday due to a knee injury. He has not been ruled out vs the Bucs. This seems to be a precaution by the Falcons’ coaching staff but expect him to suit up on Monday night.

Guard Andy Levitre did not practice on Thursday due to a triceps injury. This held him out of the Falcons’ win vs the Saints in Week 14. If he cannot play for a second straight week, Sean Harlow will substitute for him.

Guard Wes Schweitzer was limited in practice with a groin injury. If he isn’t good to go on Monday, Ben Garland will fill in for him. Garland was able to get some reps at guard last week in place of Levitre.

Running back Tevin Coleman did not practice due to concussion protocol. This was sustained in the Falcons’ win vs the Saints. Luckily for the Falcons, starter Devonta Freeman is still healthy. He carried the load for Atlanta vs New Orleans as he totaled 91 rushing yards and a touchdown. If Coleman cannot play vs Tampa Bay, Terron Ward will be able to get some carries in behind Freeman.

Defensive end Adrian Clayborn was held out of practice Thursday due to a hamstring injury. His status is uncertain for Monday night. Clayborn has been an integral part of the Falcons’ defensive line in 2017 as he has totaled nine sacks and may qualify for a Pro Bowl bid.

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The Buccaneers are plagued with injuries on defense with the most notable coming against defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. He was held out of practice due to a biceps injury and is questionable to play vs the Falcons.