Injury roundup: Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson to play


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have their towering starting receivers in the lineup when they face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that both Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans will play, according to sources informed of their situation. The team later annouced that the two will play Sunday.

Evans missed just one week after injuring his groin in Week 4, while Jackson has been dealing with a rib injury.

The Bucs own the tallest receiving corps in the NFL and envisioned Evans and Jackson as one of the premier wideout duos when drafting the former in May.

They have a good matchup Sunday against a banged-up Ravens secondary that is allowing 269.2 passing yards per game (27th in the NFL).

Other injury news we are following Sunday:

» The Lions will be without star wide receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Reggie Bush in today's game against the Vikings, per the team's official site. Both players have been been battling ankle injuries all week. 

» Quarterback Jake Locker is inactive for the Titans. Backup signal-caller Charlie Whitehurst will get his second start of the season against Jacksonville. Also for the Titans: running back Shonn Greene is out after missing two days of practice earlier in the week. (Expect rookie Bishop Sankey to get additional carries.)

» Derek Carr will start for the Raiders in Tony Sparano's first game as interim coach, per Rapoport. The rookie quarterback is just two weeks out from suffering an MCL sprain and an ankle sprain.

» As if there was any doubt, Tom Brady will play, per Rapoport.

» A.J. Green, however, was ruled out.

» Jonathan Stewart has been declared inactive by the Panthers. Fellow running back DeAngelo Williams is also out.

» Fred Jackson is good to go, according to RapSheet.

» Redskins tight end Jordan Reed was cleared to play after missing time with a hamstring injury, a team source told Rapoport. 

» Eric Decker will be active against his former team when the Jets face the Bronocs.

» Montee Ball has been ruled inactive for the Broncos' Week 6 contest. The running back suffered a "major groin injury" in Denver's Week 5 win over the Cardinals.

» Toby Gerhart was ruled out for the Jaguars' contest against the Titans.

» Terrance West is inactive for the Browns against the Steelers. He is a healthy scratch but is sitting for football reasons, per NFL Media's Connor Orr, via a source informed of the situation. 

» Buffalo Bills receiver Mike Williams was a surprise healthy scratch after not having more than two catches in a game through the first five weeks. Williams himself tweeted the news of his inactivity.

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