Bucs linebacker Geno Hayes is slated to play for the team this week despite his arrest Monday morning, Bucs coach Raheem Morris confirmed. JoeBucsFan.com notes that the Bucs will wait for the league response to the issue.
Perhaps the team’s leniency has something to do with their situation. Tampa’s defense is badly short on players after losing two more starters on Sunday.
At 8-5, the Bucs have a great opportunity to win their next two games (at home for the Seahawks and Lions) before heading to New Orleans in Week 17.