Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s divisional-round matchup against the New Orleans Saints, head coach Bruce Arians said Friday, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
Arians also announced that Leonard Fournette will start.
The sideline boss praised Fournette’s performance in Tampa Bay’s 31-23 victory over Washington in the wild-card round.
“He’s a helluva player, he played really, really well last week and we’ve trusted him all year,” he said.
Fournette rushed for 93 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown against Washington. He also added four receptions for 39 yards.
Meanwhile, Jones was listed as active last week, but his quad issue flared up pregame. The 23-year-old didn't play a snap in the win. He returned to practice Thursday.