The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be without defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and running back LeGarrette Blount for Sunday's game against the NFC South-leading Saints, if not longer.
McCoy injured his left ankle in the first quarter of yesterday's 48-3 loss to the 49ers in San Francisco. Blount injured his left leg early in the second half.
Asked about McCoy's playing status at Monday's weekly news conference, head coach Raheem Morris called him "week to week.''
"I’m not real motivated to say he's not going to play this week,'' Morris said, "but I’m not ready to count him out, either.''
While engaged with a defender in the first quarter, another player fell on the back of McCoy's leg. McCoy then fell while his leg was trapped under a mass of bodies.
In McCoy's absence, defensive end Da'Quan Bowers may get some work inside, Morris said. Defensive end George Johnson will be promoted from the practice squad. Tight end Collin Franklin will be released to make room.
Morris said the Bucs will...