Checking the injuries that matter most

December, 16, 2011
12/16/11
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The Friday injury reports are out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, so let’s take a look at the most significant injuries around the division.

Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib (hamstring) is listed as probable and coach Raheem Morris has said he expects Talib to be matched up with Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. Receiver Arrelious Benn (concussion) has been ruled out and fellow receiver Sammie Stroughter (knee) is questionable. That probably means more playing time for Preston Parker and Dezmon Briscoe. Defensive tackle Brian Price (ankle) is questionable, but Price was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday and Friday.

Carolina has a potentially difficult situation at cornerback. Darius Butler (concussion) has been declared out. Starting cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) is questionable. Left tackle Jordan Gross (ankle) is questionable, but was able to practice on a limited basis Friday.

The Saints have declared running back Mark Ingram (turf toe) out for Sunday’s game at the Minnesota Vikings. That means Chris Ivory likely will be active and used in rotation with Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas. Linebacker Jonathan Casillas (knee) also has been ruled out.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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