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 II, who was limited in practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury, remains hindered.
Barber rushed for 61 yards on 13 carries and added a five-yard catch during Sunday's 16-3 loss to Washington.
It was 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.
Barber (ankle) was listed as a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Barber first popped up on the Buccaneers' injury report in Week 8 with the injury, but he's proceeded to suit up in both of the team's last two contests. There doesn't seem to be any overwhelming concern about Barber's status for Sunday's game against the Redskins, so the Buccaneers may just be exercising caution in limiting his reps for the first two practices of the week. Tampa Bay probably has some added incentive to be careful with Barber with top backup Ronald Jones (hamstring) trending toward a second straight absence.
Barber (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Barber played through the same injury in a 42-28 loss to Carolina on Sunday, taking 11 carries for 31 yards and catching two of three targets for nine yards. He'll have a better chance to take advantage of Ronald Jones' (hamstring) likely absence this week, drawing a home matchup with the injury-marred Redskins. Jones was a non-participant Wednesday.
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|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||1||55||223||4.1||44||1||1||10|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||4||108||423||3.9||34||3||1||23|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||9||117||437||3.7||28||1||3||19|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||1||5||28||5.6||11||0||0||0||1|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||4||16||114||7.1||34||0||1||0||4|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||9||9||51||5.7||10||1||0||0||4|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||3||2.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||6||6.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|