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Bucs’ Baker Mayfield questionable for playoff game, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts fine

Jan 7, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) avoids the tackle by Carolina Panthers linebacker Frankie Luvu (49) during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield was listed Saturday as questionable for Monday night’s NFC wild-card game against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.

Mayfield is dealing with ankle and rib injuries. He was a limited practice participant for the second straight day after missing Thursday’s session.

“He’s feeling good, he’s ready to go,” Tampa Bay coach Todd Bowles said.

Mayfield injured the ribs during a 23-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 31. He injured the ankle last Sunday when the Buccaneers blanked the Carolina Panthers 9-0.

Mayfield set career highs by passing for 4,044 yards and 28 touchdowns while leading the Buccaneers to a 9-8 record. He also threw 10 interceptions.

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is dealing with a dislocated right middle finger but is all set to play. Hurts injured the finger on his throwing hand during last Sunday’s 27-10 loss to the New York Giants.

Hurts was a full practice participant the past two days after being questionable on Thursday.

“He’s fighting through the finger injury, but he had a good practice (Friday), so excited for him and this opportunity. Really excited,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said. “The energy and the juice in this building today of being here in the playoffs again, we’re really excited. We can’t wait.”

Hurts passed for career highs of 3,858 yards, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions this season. He also rushed for a career-high 15 scores.

As expected, receiver A.J. Brown (knee) and safety Sydney Brown (knee) were listed as out for the Eagles. Safety Reed Blankenship (groin) is questionable.

Linebacker K.J. Britt (calf) and defensive back Josh Hayes (quadriceps, knee) also are questionable for Tampa Bay. Defensive tackle Mike Greene was rules out.

–Field Level Media

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