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Bucs add a running back ahead of Monday night game

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 24: Russell Hansbrough #32 of the Missouri Tigers rushes against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Vanderbilt Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Buccaneers closed their practice week by listing running backs Doug Martin and Charles Sims as doubtful to play against the Panthers on Monday night.

It doesn’t look like either player had a sudden return to health since that final injury report was submitted on Saturday. Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports the team will promote┬áRussell Hansbrough from the practice squad to give them three healthy backs for the matchup with Carolina.

There’s no word on a corresponding move.

Hansbrough spent the summer with the Bucs and ran for 50 yards on 22 carries in the preseason. He’s never played in a regular season game.

Martin has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury while Sims is on track to sit out for the first time this season. Jacquizz Rodgers will likely get the start and the Bucs have a bye in Week Six to use to get healthy.

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6 Responses to “Bucs add a running back ahead of Monday night game”
  1. orangeraider says: Oct 10, 2016 3:22 PM

    The Bucs needs a new QB.
    Winston stinks

  2. kcflake says: Oct 10, 2016 3:23 PM

    Congrats to hansbrough. I hope he doesn’t boycott NFL games, like he did when he was at Mizzou.

  3. wjmoffatt says: Oct 10, 2016 3:30 PM

    Please go learn the history of the nfl before you proclaim winston stinks. You look like a fool saying that.

  4. ryanbaker0303 says: Oct 10, 2016 3:36 PM

    Time to give Ray Rice his 2nd chance.

  5. snookau says: Oct 10, 2016 4:11 PM

    Some Raiders fans said Carr “stinks” after his 1st season.

    Wonder where they are now.

  6. kirburnicus says: Oct 10, 2016 4:34 PM

    With our nation totally distracted by this shame of an election, the Buccaneers could very well avoid the PR fallout of bringing in Ray Rice.

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