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Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three kicked off on Thursday with a Rams win and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Brent Grimes, Gerald McCoy questionable, Chris Baker doubtful, Kwon Alexander out for Bucs

The Buccaneers won’t have middle linebacker Kwon Alexander on Sunday, presenting an even bigger challenge in trying to stop Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. Alexander missed practice all week with a hamstring injury that limited him to 40 snaps last week. Rookie Kendell Beckwith moved from his strongside spot Sunday after Alexander left. Adarius Glanton [more]

Sam Bradford out again this week

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford got in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday, raising hopes that he’d be able to return to the lineup against the Buccaneers this week. Friday’s developments have doused those hopes. According to multiple reports from Minnesota, Bradford did not practice as the team wrapped up the week of preparation for Tampa. [more]

Gerald McCoy returns to practice

Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy returned to practice, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. It is not yet known whether McCoy’s injured right ankle will limit him Thursday, but Jenna Laine of ESPN tweeted that McCoy’s limp appears to be gone. McCoy missed Wednesday’s work as he rehabbed the ankle. He played [more]

Sam Bradford getting what he “needs” in practice

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford continues to be limited by a non-contact knee injury from 10 days ago. He’ll practice again on Thursday as the Vikings continue to be unsure regarding whether he’ll face the Buccaneers on Sunday. “He got what he needed yesterday and he’ll do the same today,” offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur told reporters [more]

Sam Bradford, Anthony Barr limited in Vikings practice

When Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford spoke to the media on Wednesday, he said he would be taking part in practice in hopes of making it back into the lineup against the Buccaneers this weekend. The Vikings submitted their injury report from the practice and Bradford is officially listed as a limited participant. That’s the same [more]

Chris Harris: Playing without T.J. Ward is still hard

The Broncos’ defense has played well after cutting safety T.J. Ward just before the start of the season, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t missed him. Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said on PFT Live that playing without Ward has been difficult. “It’s still hard,” Harris said. “Not being able to take the field, he just [more]

The Bucs have a strange weakness: Case Keenum

If Sam Bradford remains fine, but not the kind of fine that can actually play in football games, the Vikings may still be fine. In part, because backup quarterback Case Keenum kind of owns the Buccaneers. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Keenum could become the first quarterback to beat Jameis Winston three [more]

Tiki, Ronde Barber to team up for a game on FOX

Tiki Barber retired a decade ago to much fanfare and a multi-platform media gig with NBC. It didn’t go well. Identical twin brother Ronde Barber retired amid much less fanfare, and he has carved out a respectable career as a game analyst. Coming soon, the brothers will join forces. According to Michael McCarthy of, Tiki [more]

Texans reportedly will sign Johnthan Banks

The Texans are expected to sign cornerback Johnthan Banks, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Houston also worked out defensive backs Stanley Jean-Baptise, Corey White, Josh Thornton and B.W. Webb on Tuesday. The Texans lost cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Kevin Johnson in Thursday’s victory over the Bengals. Johnson will miss four to six [more]

Former NFL player blames limited time in pads for the league’s wretched OL play

Derrick Deese spent 11 seasons in the NFL, playing every position on the offensive line at one time or another. He has never seen offensive line play this wretched. Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers and Lions left tackle Greg Robinson became the faces of the league’s offensive line problem Monday night. While many blame it [more]

Buccaneers were without cannons last week, but they’re coming back

It wasn’t that the Buccaneers offense was quiet Sunday. But when they return home, they’ll definitely have more firepower. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the signature pirate-ship cannons which fire when the Bucs get to the red zone and score didn’t go off Sunday, but will be repaired in time for [more]

Buccaneers stay focused amid crazy week

Week One for the Buccaneers started with their game at Miami being pushed to Week 11 due to Hurricane Irma. It ended with Irma bearing down on Tampa, chasing most Buccaneers players and coaches out of town. Despite the double-whammy of disruptions, the Buccaneers took care of business in a big way on Sunday against [more]

Mike Glennon’s return to Tampa turns ugly as Buccaneers blow out Bears

Bears quarterback Mike Glennon wanted to play well today against his former team in Tampa Bay. He didn’t. Not even close. Instead, all Glennon did was make fans wonder when Mitch Trubisky will take over as the Bears’ starting quarterback. Glennon threw two interceptions and lost a fumble as the Buccaneers rolled over the Bears, [more]

Week Two early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Browns at Ravens Browns: DE Myles Garrett, DT T.Y. McGill, QB Cody Kessler, WR Reggie [more]

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