The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' backfield is closer to getting healthy ahead of Sunday's Divisional Round game against the New Orleans Saints.
Jones returned to practice Thursday in a limited capacity. He sat out the wild-card game against Washington as he deals with calf and finger injuries.
Here are the other injuries and roster moves we're monitoring Friday:
- New Orleans Saints backup center Will Clapp has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Contract tracing identified no high-risk close contacts, though the NFL will continue to monitor test results, but Pelissero added there is optimism this is isolated. As Pelissero pointed out, with no high-risk contacts, that means proper protocols were followed and no other players' status has been affected for Sunday. The game is on as scheduled.
- The Los Angeles Rams elevated defensive back Donte' Deayon and quarterback Bryce Perkins from the practice squad. Long snapper Colin Holba was signed to the practice squad.
- The Green Bay Packers elevated defensive lineman Brian Price and cornerback KeiVarae Russell to the active roster for game day.
- The Cleveland Browns activated guard Joel Bitonio from the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced. Tackle Jack Conklin (knee/hamstring), linebacker B.J. Goodson (shoulder), tight end David Njoku (hamstring) and tight end Stephen Carlson (groin) are questionable vs. the Chiefs.
- Kansas City Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins (calf) and linebacker Willie Gay Jr. (ankle) won't play against Cleveland. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) and tight end Deon Yelder (groin) are questionable after not practicing Thursday and Friday, while cornerback Rashad Fenton (foot/ankle) is questionable after being limited in practice.
- The Chicago Bears released an NFL spokesperson statement that defensive lineman Mario Edwards has been suspended two games for for violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The full statement reads: "Mario Edwards of the Chicago Bears has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2021 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. He will be able to participate in preseason practices and games."
- The Las Vegas Raiders announced Friday they have signed quarterback Kyle Sloter to a reserves/future contract.
- The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday they have signed quarterback Josh Johnson to a reserve/futures contract.