The Buccaneers have a bear of an opening weekend matchup ahead of them in New Orleans. They'll enter it without one of their most important defenders.
Cornerback Brent Grimes (groin) has been ruled out of Tampa Bay's Week 1 contest, NFL Network's James Palmer reported.
Grimes was a late addition to the Week 1 injury report, landing on it Friday after suffering the injury. The 12-year veteran ended up not traveling with the team to Louisiana, Palmer reported.