Dubbed game-time decision
Head coach Bruce Arians suggested Friday that Fournette (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fournette was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, which means the Buccaneers haven't listed him on the injury report this week since he's not yet an official member of the 53-man roster. Arians' decision to label Fournette as a game-time decision suggests the running back will likely be formally activated and added to the roster prior to Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for transactions, but that wouldn't necessarily make him a lock to play. In fact, Arians said Friday that Fournette and linebacker Lavonte David (foot) are "more questionable," whereas the coach feels "pretty good" about outside linebackers Shaquil Barrett (knee) and Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) suiting up for the contest. Meanwhile, running back Ronald Jones (ankle) has been ruled out, which means a Fournette absence would leave Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Le'Veon Bell and potentially Giovani Bernard (hip) -- who also remains on IR for the time being -- as the likely top backfield options this Sunday. Both Fournette and Bernard may need to be treated as game-time decisions, though Greg Auman of The Athletic reported earlier Friday that Fournette's practice activity hinted at a return (and starting assignment) for the postseason opener.
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