Jones II (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Redskins, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Jones has yet to practice since straining his hamstring Oct. 28, forcing back-to-back absences so far. During the rookie running back's first DNP this past Sunday at Carolina, Peyton Barber led the Buccaneers backfield, per usual, but Jacquizz Rodgers was just behind him in terms of offensive snap count (35 versus 26).
Jones (hamstring) wasn't on the field for Thursday's practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Jones still has yet to practice since suffering a strained hamstring Oct. 28 against the Bengals and looks in danger of missing his second straight contest Sunday versus Washington. For what it's worth, Jones has been able to do elliptical work and told Jenna Laine of ESPN.com that he's feeling better, but he'll need to put in some on-field work before gaining clearance to play again. If the rookie is sidelined this weekend as anticipated, Peyton Barber would have a clear path to handling the bulk of the carries out of the backfield, with reserves Jacquizz Rodgers and Shaun Wilson more likely to make impacts on passing downs and special teams, respectively.
Jones (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Jones was unable to practice in any capacity last week and isn't on the right track to avoid a multi-game absence. Peyton Barber (ankle) was unable to take advantage of the rookie's inactive status in Sunday's 42-28 loss to the Panthers, as the Bucs were forced to play from behind all afternoon and abandon the run game early. A Week 10 home game against the injury-riddled Redskins sets up much better for Barber to stay involved, assuming his own injury isn't a major concern.
The Buccaneers ruled Jones (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. Jones didn't practice at all this week and never really had much hope of playing after it was revealed he was dealing with a strained hamstring in the aftermath of the Week 8 loss to the Bengals. The rookie's absence gives Peyton Barber a higher degree of workload certainty, while undrafted rookie Shaun Wilson is expected to be active as the No. 3 running back behind Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers. Given the lack of practice participation, it feels like a stretch to expect Jones back for Tampa Bay's Week 10 game against Washington.
Jones is expected to miss 1-to-2 weeks due to a hamstring injury, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Jones was knocked out of the Bucs' Week 8 loss at Cincinnati with what was eventually termed a hamstring strain. Unfortunately for the rookie, he's now slated to take a seat just as he was beginning to gain regular involvement on offense. Expect Peyton Barber to continue acting as the primary running back in Week 9 against the Panthers, with Jacquizz Rodgers also earning the occasional touch. The Bucs' lone other healthy back, undrafted rookie Shaun Wilson, could also see a minor uptick in opportunity while Jones is sidelined.
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