Because of Friday's doubtful designation this isn't much of a surprise, and it won't shake up the Bucs' defensive dynamic since he has just 14 tackles (12 solo) through 14 games.
Bond (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Bond's only practice of the week was a limited session Friday, which wasn't enough to earn the questionable tag. Nigel Harris and Riley Bullough would serve as the Buccaneers' reserve linebackers Sunday with Bond unlikely to play.
Bond (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
The reserve linebacker suffered a neck stinger against the Falcons in Week 15, but he was free of any injury designation by the start of Week 16. He proceeded to log 22 total snaps against the Panthers on Sunday, so the injury appears to have been one he sustained during that contest. With fellow reserve linebacker Adarius Glanton (lower leg) on injured reserve, Bond's availability has a bit more importance than it normally would as far as the team's depth is concerned. Thursday's injury report should shed further light on what direction he's trending for the regular-season finale against the Saints.
Bond (stinger) doesn't appear on Wednesday's injury report, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Bond exited Monday's loss to the Falcons to be evaluated for a stinger and didn't return to the contest. His absence from the injury report suggests there's no concern over his availability for the Week 16 matchup with the Panthers. The linebacker has recorded 13 tackles in 13 games this season.
Bond exited in the fourth quarter with the injury as the Buccaneers continue to be decimated by injuries. Riley Bullough, Kwon Alexander and Kendall Beckwith are Tampa Bay's three remaining healthy linebackers.
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