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Dirk Koetter comments about going after Matthew Stafford’s hand said “in jest”

Dirk Koetter said he didn’t mean it, and Lions coach Jim Caldwell agreed the Bucs coach’s comments about going after Matthew Stafford‘s injured hand were said in jest. On a conference call with the Lions beat writers on Wednesday, Koetter said the Bucs would “try to find a way to get a hold of that [more]

Doug Martin, Robert Ayers cleared from concussion protocol

An independent neurologist has cleared Buccaneers running back Doug Martin and defensive end Robert Ayers from concussion protocol, coach Dirk Koetter said via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Ayers and Martin were full participants in Thursday’s practice. Martin was diagnosed with a concussion during the Nov. 26 game against the Falcons. He missed [more]

Matthew Stafford throws in Thursday’s practice

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice and reporters on hand for the open portion of the session reported that one of the limitations was that Stafford wasn’t throwing any passes with his injured right hand. Thursday’s practice played out a bit differently. According to multiple reports, Stafford was [more]

Matthew Stafford limited in practice

Before the team practiced on Wednesday, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said that quarterback Matthew Stafford was “not out of the woods yet” with the right hand injury he suffered against the Ravens last Sunday. Stafford was officially listed as a limited participant in practice when the team released their injury report later in the day. [more]

Matthew Stafford “not out of the woods yet” with hand injury

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford didn’t break any bones in his hand when he injured it during last Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, but that doesn’t mean he’s sure to be under center against the Buccaneers this Sunday. Coach Jim Caldwell said on Monday that the quarterback was sore and provided another update on Wednesday. Caldwell [more]

Bengals move into top 10 (in 2018 NFL Draft order)

The Bengals lost last night, but moved up a few spots in the draft order, which is all the consolation you get this time of year when you’re not in the playoff mix. Of course, the Browns (0-12) would still pick first in the 2018 NFL Draft if the season ended today. Also, a lot [more]

Titans add tight end Luke Stocker

The Titans are adding some tight end depth for the stretch run. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Titans are adding former Buccaneers tight end Luke Stocker. They’re signing him to a two-year deal, which sounds nice but probably isn’t much of an investment beyond this year. The 29-year-old Stocker was released by the [more]

NFC playoff picture: Shakeup Sunday

The NFC playoff picture remained unchanged for a couple of weeks, but we knew things would look different once Week 13 was in the books. Six of the top seven teams in the conference were involved in games against each other, including the Eagles-Seahawks game in Seattle that put Sunday’s action to bed. The Seahawks [more]

Packers stay alive with overtime victory over Bucs

As Aaron Rodgers watched from the sideline, with perhaps his return this season at stake, the Packers kept their playoff hopes alive with a 26-20 victory over the Bucs in overtime. The Packers ended a two-game losing streak to move to 6-6 on the season, and Brett Hundley improved to 2-4 as a starter in [more]

Packers, Bucs tied 20-20 at two-minute warning

The Packers tied the Bucs on a 22-yard field goal from Mason Crosby with 2:01 remaining in regulation. Tampa Bay, though, has plenty of time to drive down the field for the winning score. Tampa Bay has 387 yards and only a lost fumble by Jameis Winston and six Packers sacks of Winston has slowed [more]

Packers lead Bucs 17-10 at halftime

Packers fans likely never saw this coming: All 296 pounds of defensive end Dean Lowry doing the Lambeau Leap, celebrating with the green-and-gold clad crowd after a 62-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Defensive tackle Kenny Clark sacked Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston and forced the fumble that Lowry caught out of the air in the [more]

Jameis Winston’s return off to good start

Jameis Winston‘s return is off to a good start. The Buccaneers took the opening kickoff and marched right down the field against the Packers, facing only one third down on their way to a 7-0 lead. Winston completed 4 of 5 passes for 60 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown to tight end Cameron Brate. It [more]

Week 13 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. Vikings at Falcons Vikings: T Mike Remmers, QB Kyle Sloter, WR Stacy Coley, RB Mack [more]

Week 13 injury report roundup

Week 13 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Cowboys 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 [more]

Bucs don’t think Hard Knocks contributed to disappointing season

The Buccaneers finished the 2016 on an upswing and hopes were high for 2017, which is part of the reason why the team was picked to be the featured attraction on this year’s edition of Hard Knocks. That summer optimism proved to be the high point of the year in Tampa. The Buccaneers are 4-7 and [more]

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