The Miami Dolphins will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, playing a Week 11 contest between the two Florida franchises. Both teams have seen several players miss practice time throughout the week, either being limited in practices or missing entire workouts. However, as the game gets closer, the list of “injured” players has shrunk, with Miami only listing four players are questionable while the Buccaneers had three players ruled out.
Miami’s listing has defensive end William Hayes (knee), running back Senorise Perry (knee), wide receiver Kenny Stills (back), and safety Michael Thomas (knee) all questionable. Stills entered the week relatively healthy but was forced to leave Thursday’s practice after injuring his back. He was not a participant in Friday’s practice, but his injury is not thought to be severe, and he likely will be available for Sunday’s game.
On the Buccaneers’ side of the report, defensive end William Gholston (neck), cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring), and quarterback Jameis Winston (right shoulder) have all been ruled out. According to Bucs Nation, Hargreaves will likely be replaced by Robert McClain in the slot, while Brent Grimes and Ryan Smith will play outside corners. Winston being ruled out of the game is not a surprise, as the team had announced a couple of weeks ago that they would be sidelining their starting quarterback for at least two games to give his shoulder time to heal. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start in place of Winston.
Kickoff will be at 1pm ET Sunday from South Florida’s Hard Rock Stadium.