Bucs’ safety Jordan Whitehead active against 49ers; running back Ronald Jones will miss fourth straight game

Jordan Whitehead missed most of the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Giants but practiced on Thursday and Friday.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Jordan Whitehead (31) attempts to tackle Philadelphia Eagles tight end Josh Perkins (83) during the second half of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' home opener against Philadelphia Eagles at the Raymond James Stadium on September 16, 2018. (Tailyr Irvine| Times)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Jordan Whitehead (31) attempts to tackle Philadelphia Eagles tight end Josh Perkins (83) during the second half of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' home opener against Philadelphia Eagles at the Raymond James Stadium on September 16, 2018. (Tailyr Irvine| Times)
Published November 25 2018
Updated November 25 2018

TAMPA — Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead is active for today's game against the San Francisco 49ers, cleared to play after spending the week in concussion protocol.

Whitehead missed most of the fourth quarter of Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Giants and he practiced on Thursday and Friday, but had yet to be cleared to play after Friday's practice.

Running back Ronald Jones, who has played four of 10 games this season, will miss his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury. He was listed as questionable on Friday.

Outside linebacker Lavonte David (knee), safety Justin Evans (toe) and cornerback M.J. Stewart (foot) are all out for today's game.

Riley Bullough wills start for David today, and Isaiah Johnson will fill Evans' spot.

The Bucs went into the weekend with seven players listed as questionable for today, but six of them will be active: defensive end Vinny Curry (ankle), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (thumb), center Ryan Jensen (hamstring), defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (hand/shoulder/knee), long snapper Garrison Sanborn (knee) and Whitehead.

Rookie offensive lineman Alex Cappa will dress for the first time this season.

The Bucs healthy inactives today are third quarterback Ryan Griffin, safety Godwin Igwebuike and defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches.

Contact Eduardo A. Encina at [email protected] Follow @EddieInTheYard. 

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