Howard, Jackson, Sweezy in boots as 10 Bucs take injuries
Greg Auman, Tampa Bay Times, published 19 December 2017

Monday's 24-21 loss to the Falcons was a testament to the Bucs' resilience, with 10 Tampa Bay players announced with injuries over the course of the game.

Three players TE O.J. Howard, WR DeSean Jackson and G J.R. Sweezy had boots on their injured ankles after the game and were walking with crutches in the locker room. A fourth player, LB Adarius Glanton, suffered what looked to be a broken lower left leg in a collision with Robert Ayers and had to be carted off the field with his leg in an air cast.

S Justin Evans also left the game with an ankle injury and did not return. Five other players left the game with injuries and later returned CB Ryan Smith (leg/concussion check), TE Cam Brate (knee), S T.J. Ward (concussion check), DE Robert Ayers (stinger) and LB Devante Bond (stinger).

Add those to the three Bucs who were already inactive with injuries DT Gerald McCoy (biceps), LB Lavonte David (hamstring) and CB Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring) and Tampa Bay has a rough turnaround with a short week before a road game at Carolina on Christmas Eve.