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Buccaneers place Charles Sims on injured reserve

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Charles Sims was just downgraded from doubtful to out, for at least the next eight weeks.

The Buccaneers just announced that the running back has been placed on injured reserve, the move they had to make to promote Russell Hansbrough from the practice squad.

Sims wasn’t going to play tonight anyway because of a knee injury, which leaves them thin in an important division game. But they apparently thought it might be some time before he might, to make the move now.

Sims was an acceptable passing-down back as a complement when Doug Martin was well, but his 2.8 yards per carry average made it hard to hold a roster spot for him for long.

With Martin doubtful for tonight’s game because of a hamstring injury, the Bucs will be down to Hansbrough, Jacquizz Rogers and Peyton Barber as their only backfield options.

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4 Responses to “Buccaneers place Charles Sims on injured reserve”
  1. ryanbaker0303 says: Oct 10, 2016 3:36 PM

    Time to give Ray Rice his 2nd chance.

  2. Tony Marincovich says: Oct 10, 2016 3:49 PM

    Greg Schiano is not with the BUCS anymore
    so
    no to Ray Rice getting his second chance

  3. milkmandanimal says: Oct 10, 2016 4:16 PM

    The Bucs are going to be down they’re best two RBs tonight, and there’s a reasonable chance their best five defensive linemen won’t play.

    This season could be going better.

  4. trebla72 says: Oct 10, 2016 4:58 PM

    Trade with Cowboys for Darren McFadden?

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