Bucs promote a safety with two others doubtful for Thursday night

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The first sign that safeties T.J. Ward and Keith Tandy won’t be in the lineup for the Buccaneers on Thursday night came when the Buccaneers listed both of them as doubtful on Wednesday’s injury report due to hip injuries.

Another sign came Thursday when the team announced that they have promoted safety Isaiah Johnson from the practice squad. They officially announced that defensive end Jacquies Smith has been waived as the corresponding move.

Johnson signed with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and spent the regular season on the team’s practice squad. He returned to the practice squad after failing to make the team this summer.

If Ward and Tandy don’t play, Johnson will join Chris Conte, Justin Evans and Josh Robinson as options at safety.

13 responses to “Bucs promote a safety with two others doubtful for Thursday night

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    The over – under today is a whopping 55. It’s gone up two points since opening. It may be surprising to some, but I think the team that runs the ball best wins.
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  2. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says:
    October 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    Hmmm…so we’re down several safeties against the greatest quarterback of all time. No, I won’t be having a heart attack every time Brady drops back to pass.

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    Also, you have 1 sack on the year in 4 games and 3 backup LBS starting.

    Yikes.

  3. imcornholious says:
    October 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm
    This is shaping up to be an ugly Thursday night game….

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    Probably not for the Pats.

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm
    imcornholious says:
    October 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm
    This is shaping up to be an ugly Thursday night game….

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    Probably not for the Pats.

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    Of all the years of Thurs night football, I can’t think of one that is more anticipated than this one. In terms of entertainment value atleast. Yeah it’s 2 bad defenses, but lots of offensive firepower on both sides

  5. OK Patriots, I never ask for anything but if you are going to lose can you at least not wait until 12:30am to do it? Working on Friday is bad enough after a win.

  6. tylawspick6 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says:
    October 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    Hmmm…so we’re down several safeties against the greatest quarterback of all time. No, I won’t be having a heart attack every time Brady drops back to pass.

    8 2 Rate This

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    Also, you have 1 sack on the year in 4 games and 3 backup LBS starting.

    Yikes.

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    Actually it’s 3 games. But…yeah. Bad.

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