The divisional round of the 2021 NFL playoffs is upon us, and some teams enter the weekend healthier than others. Take, for example, the NFC’s No. 1-seeded Packers, who are set to make their postseason debut with reinforcements in tow — left tackle David Bakhtiari and star cornerback Jaire Alexander are among those with a chance to make a full return to the lineup. Then take the Buccaneers, who have darn near a dozen starters or key role players ruled questionable against the Rams.
We’ve got a full rundown of divisional round injury reports right here:
No news is good news on the Bengals-Titans front, as both of these AFC contenders enter their matchup with all active starters on track to be at full capacity. Star running back Derrick Henry (foot) is expected to be activated off injured reserve to make his anticipated return — a huge win for Tennessee. The Bengals, meanwhile, had full participation from pass rushers Trey Hendrickson (concussion) and Sam Hubbard (rib), as well as corner Mike Hilton (ankle), in the days leading up to the game.
49ers at Packers (-5.5)
The biggest takeaway from the 49ers’ injury report comes at the quarterback spot, where San Francisco didn’t even list starter Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb, shoulder) despite the veteran saying he’s clearly affected by his ailments. That means Jimmy G — though not 100 percent — is a full go for Green Bay, with rookie Trey Lance waiting in the event of an emergency. Bosa, meanwhile, would be a monumental loss if he can’t go, but coach Kyle Shanahan indicated that won’t be the case.
The Packers will likely offset Valdes-Scantling’s absence with the return of reserve wideout Randall Cobb (core) from IR. More importantly, Bakhtiari and Alexander may or may not be back. The former started in Week 18 after a long journey back from an ACL tear but only practiced once this week, while Alexander hasn’t played since October. Good news: RB Aaron…