Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Detroit, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Ellington is set to play for the first time since Week 1, but his starting gig is presumably a thing of the past. Chris Johnson figures to handle most of the early-down work, with Ellington occasionally spelling him and getting most of the passing-down snaps. Ellington could still have some nice games when the Cardinals go pass-heavy, but there will be some quiet weeks ahead when the team is able to sit on a lead. With both of Detroit's starting defensive tackles out for Sunday's game, the Cards will likely want to run Chris Johnson up the middle quite a bit in the first quarter.
If Fells is held out, Jermaine Gresham will likely get the start, with Troy Niklas stepping up to the No. 2 role. Regardless of Fells' health, none of the bunch is an attractive option, as the Arizona offense has sent just four targets per game to tight ends.
Nelson opened the season ahead of Jaron Brown in the pecking order, but both players are clearly behind the entrenched trio of Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and Michael Floyd. At best, Nelson will be the No. 4 when he returns.
Banks (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Banks missed last Sunday's game against the Panthers and now appears to be in danger of missing a second consecutive game. While we won't know his status for certain until Sunday, Mike Jenkins will likely get the start in his place should Banks miss any more time.
McCoy (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports
McCoy played through the same injury the past two weeks, and there's no reason to think Week 5 will be any different. The Bucs just don't seem to be fans of the 'probable' or 'out' designations, instead preferring to list players as 'doubtful' or 'questionable' even when there's no mystery regarding their availability.
Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Jacksonville, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports
The Bucs are listing him as doubtful rather than out for a second straight week, but it can safely be assumed that Seferian-Jenkins will miss another game, as he's three weeks removed from suffering an injury that's expected to require four-to-six weeks of recovery. Brandon Myers will likely get another start.
Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Shepard logged considerable playing time in Sunday's 42-14 loss to the Titans, seeing the field for 40 of the Bucs' 74 offensive plays, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Buccaneers strong safety Major Wright is probable for the Week 5 clash with the Jaguars.
It seems likely he will return to the field after missing the last three weeks with an injury to his abdomen. While Chris Conte performed admirably during his stay, Wright will most likely regain the starting job if he can return to the field Sunday.