Dixon is thus unlikely to return to game action this week, but coach John Harbaugh said that the running back -- who hurt his knee back on Aug. 27 -- remains on track with his recovery. "The only thing I can really say - it's going to be too vague probably for everybody to want to hear, but he's working hard and he's getting closer," Harbaugh noted Wednesday. "He seems to be on schedule. I'm looking forward to getting him back."
Dumervil (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game.
Dumervil did not practice Friday, but that was likely due to precautionary reasons. The team has remained optimistic throughout the week and there is a feeling that Dumervil will play Sunday, though we will likely not be certain of his status until a few hours before kickoff.
Boyle has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2016 campaign due to a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Boyle was utilized sparsely as a rookie in 2015, hauling in 18 balls for 153 yards over the course of 11 games. However, he received his first suspension related to PEDs on Dec. 7 and subsequently missed the final four contests of the season. With Boyle out of the picture for most of next season, the Ravens rely upon Crockett Gillmore (back) and Maxx Williams to man tight end.
Martin (hamstring) is expected to be out about three weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Martin had a MRI on Tuesday and the results must not have been great. Charles Sims figures to become the Buccaneers' lead tailback as a result, with recent signing Jacquizz Rodgers in line for snaps behind him.
Shorts (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Los Angeles, Roy Cummings of WFLA Channel 8 reports.
Even if he were healthy, which hasn't happened often the past few years, Shorts would likely just be the No. 4 or 5 wideout in Tampa Bay. His absence could leave a few more snaps for Russell Shepard and/or Freddie Martino.
Smith (hand) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Roy Cummings of WFLA News Channel 8 reports.
Smith could make his season debut Sunday after sitting out the Buccaneers' first two games due to the hand injury. If he's unable to play once again, Keith Tandy will be the primary backup at safety behind starters Bradley McDougald and Chris Conte.
Stocker (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Los Angeles, Roy Cummings of WFLA Channel 8 reports.
Even with Austin Seferian-Jenkins no longer on the team, Stocker is unlikely to draw more than a target or two per game, as his role will still largely revolve around blocking. Cameron Brate and Brandon Myers are the real candidates to benefit from ASJ's release.
Bell (concussion) reached an injury settlement with the Buccaneers on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Bell suffered a concussion in Week 4's preseason finale against the Redskins, leaving him on the sidelines for an extended amount of time. The team decided to part ways with wideout instead of holding him on IR for the year.