Barber (ankle/shoulder) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Giants, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. With Ronald Jones (hamstring) out for at least one more week, Barber doesn't have much competition for carries against a Giants defense ranked 19th in yards allowed per carry (4.4) and 24th in rushing yards allowed per game (122.6). Of course, we've already seen Barber faceplant in some favorable matchups, averaging just 3.7 yards per carry and one catch per game in a pass-heavy offense.
Barber (ankle) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports. After appearing on the Buccaneers' initial Week 11 injury report with ankle and shoulder concerns, only the former issue was responsible for his limited showing Thursday. Even that doesn't seem to be much of a worry for Barber at this juncture, as he's been tending to the ankle injury since the Buccaneers' Week 7 win over the Browns and hasn't missed any game action because of it. Now almost a month removed from the setback, Barber is expected to practice fully Friday and avoid an injury designation heading into Sunday's matchup with the Giants.
Barber (ankle/shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Barber has tended to an ankle injury for a few weeks at this point, but the shoulder issue is new. Still, he was able to handle individual drills at least, so it's a good bet he'll have the designations removed by the final injury report for a fourth consecutive week. Barber could have less competition for reps Sunday against the Giants if rookie Ronald Jones, who was limited in practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury, remains hindered.
Barber rushed for 61 yards on 13 carries and added a 5-yard catch during Sunday's 16-3 loss to Washington. This marked a ho-hum outing for Barber, who has just one 100-yard game and two touchdowns on the season. The third-year back has held value by essentially being the only game in town, entering Sunday with 54.5 percent of Tampa Bay's rushes on the season. Thus Jacquizz Rodgers' eight-catch, 102-yard performance on Sunday -- though it included a costly fumble -- is worth keeping an eye on. With Barber averaging just 3.7 yards per carry on the season, Tampa Bay -- now in a free fall -- might opt to use the short passing game to replace the run. Assuming Barber still keeps his touches up, next Sunday brings in a Giants defense surrendering 4.5 yards per carry, placing them in the back half of the league.
Barber (ankle) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against Washington, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Barber played through the same injury last week, picking up 40 yards on 13 touches in a 42-28 loss to the Panthers. He should get a few more opportunities this weekend, as Ronald Jones (hamstring) is still unavailable and the Redskins may struggle to stay competitive while dealing with a slew of significant injuries. Of course, Barber hasn't done anything to inspire confidence.
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