Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin has been ruled out for matchup with Texans
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have surged their way up the standings over the last few weeks.
However, the Buccaneers have been battered by injuries at the wide receiver position. Pro Bowler Mike Evans is already out of the mix. The team will also be without rising star wideout Chris Godwin, who is was ruled out of Week 16 action against the Houston Texans, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
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Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said at his press conference that Godwin will not play this weekend. Godwin injured his hamstring in last Sunday’s win over the Lions. Arians said defensive tackle Beau Allen (ankle) and tight end Tanner Hudson (concussion) will also miss the game.
Godwin had suffered the hamstring injury last week against the Detroit Lions that required him to leave the game early. He had been putting together a breakout campaign with career highs across the board. Godwin has 86 receptions for 1,333 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games played. Godwin and Evans had formed one of the league’s best duos in the NFL.
The Buccaneers will head into next week’s contest without their top two receiving talents for quarterback Jameis Winston against a struggling Texans secondary. Winston has picked it up over the last couple of weeks as he notched more than 450 receiving yards and four touchdowns in the previous two contests. It could see Breshad Perriman into a prominent role in the passing as he’s coming off a strong outing with five catches for 113 receiving yards and three touchdowns.