Appears absent again

Jones (ankle) wasn't spotted on the field during the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Jones hasn't practiced since suffering an ankle injury Week 17. Meanwhile, Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Giovani Bernard (hip) remain on injured reserve but have both resumed practicing this week, though at this stage it's unclear if either tailback will be activated ahead of Saturday's deadline for roster moves. In any case, Jones seems unlikely to be available for Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles, leaving Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Le'Veon Bell to handle the backfield work should Fournette and Bernard remain sidelined.

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Ke'Shawn Vaughn

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RB | TB

Season ends quietly

Vaughn logged only two special-teams snaps during the Buccaneers' 30-27 divisional-round loss to the Rams on Sunday. He finished the 2021 regular season with 36 carries for 180 yards and two touchdowns along with four catches (eight targets) for 26 yards. He also amassed 15 yards in kickoff returns, all across 12 games.

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Jaelon Darden

WR | TB

Posts 67 return yards before exit

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Giovani Bernard

Giovani Bernard

RB | TB

Quiet end to season

Bernard did not log a rush attempt and failed to bring in his only target during the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Rams in their NFC divisional-round matchup Sunday. He also returned one punt for two yards.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

QB | TB

Won't join new team, might retire

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Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

TE | TB

Good use of four catches

Gronkowski secured four of 11 targets for 85 yards during the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Rams in their NFC divisional-round matchup Sunday.

Scores twice in IR return

Fournette (hamstring) rushed 13 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns and secured all nine targets for 56 yards during the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Rams in their NFC divisional-round matchup Sunday.