The Buccaneers are going into a short week, and they’re going in short on running backs.
Already without Doug Martin and Charles Sims (who is on IR), the Bucs lost Jacquizz Rodgers in the second half of yesterday’s loss to the Raiders, and coach Dirk Koetter did not sound optimistic.
“I don’t think it’s probably good,” Koetter said, via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. “But I don’t know for sure. It’s something to do with his ankle.”
Rodgers had topped 100 yards in his previous two games, and had 69 yards on 19 carries yesterday before leaving. He was replaced by veteran Antone Smith, and the Bucs don’t have many other options, with a game against the Falcons looming on Thursday. Undrafted rookie Peyton Barber’s the only other running back on the roster at the moment.
Martin’s been out since Week Two with a hamstring injury.