Sims was the
Sims' knee injury suffered last Sunday prevented him from practicing throughout the past week, thus making his expected absence Monday rather unsurprising. Nonetheless, with teammate Doug Martin (hamstring) still sidelined, Sims will be missing out on a chance to start at running back for another week. With Sims out, Jacquizz Rodgers figures to get that opportunity, with Peyton Barber serving as his backup versus a Panthers defense that has been far better against the run than the pass this season.
Sims (knee) is listed as doubtful for Monday's matchup against the Panthers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Sims likely won't suit up Monday after failing to practice throughout the week along with Doug Martin (hamstring). If both Martin and Sims are downgraded to out, Jacquizz Rodgers figures to carry the load at running back.
Sims has been sidelined all week with his knee injury, and he will remain there Friday. He'll have one more day to get on the practice field with the
Sims (knee) wasn't present at Thursday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Sustaining a knee injury in the first quarter of the Bucs' Week 4 loss to the Broncos, Sims wasn't deterred, yet he turned 15 carries into 28 yards and two catches (on three targets) into seven yards. The miserable output was hindered further by a lost fumble, one of three turnovers on the day by the offense. With a Monday night contest in Carolina on the docket, Sims has an extra day to recover before the team's Week 6 bye. The latter point may actually sway the decision to keep him on the sideline alongside Doug Martin (hamstring), meaning Tampa Bay may trust in a running back combo of Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber for one game.
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