More tests coming on Jameis Winston’s lingering shoulder injury

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Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston‘s shoulder injury is continuing to bother him, and the team wants to figure out why.

A league source tells PFT that Winston will have more X-rays and another MRI to evaluate his lingering shoulder issue. Although Winston started today’s game, he did not play well and was pulled at halftime for backup Ryan Fitzpatrick.

It’s unclear whether the Bucs plan to continue letting Winston play with his shoulder less than 100 percent, but as the season drags on and the 2-6 Bucs get further and further out of playoff contention, it may make sense to keep Winston off the field.

After the game Winston declined to talk about his shoulder and didn’t appear to be in any pain. But the Bucs want to be sure their franchise quarterback is completely healthy.

20 responses to “More tests coming on Jameis Winston’s lingering shoulder injury

  1. tvjules says:
    November 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm
    Advice: Don’t go see Andrew Luck’s doctor.

    You beat me to it!

  2. stillabucsfan says:
    November 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    Team as a whole looks out coached and out prepared. Let Winston sit and learn some as we are only going to win 1 more game this year, 2 if we’re lucky.


    He cant sit.

    He is hyper active!

    They need to trade him, before other teams see that he is a bust!

  3. Shut him down and let the man heal. He acted downright foolish today between his pregame hype to his off the bench antics. I love Jameis but he is honestly staring to worry me….

  4. He’s only going to be 24 in January, it’s way too early to give up on him. Watch koetters press conference every week he takes the blame and he is the one to blame, this team doesn’t look prepared at all and the play calling is way too predictable. We took a tight end first overall, yet we can’t run the ball and can’t pressure the qb. We signed DeSean Jackson, but did we really need him? What has Chris Baker brought to the table this year? We continue to sign head scratching free agents and draft at positions we don’t need. Why did we not take a running back in the first 3 rounds of this years draft?

  5. When Jameis was drafted I wanted the Bucs to hire Vinny Testaverde as his QB coach/ whisperer. Who better qualified to help Winston navigate the pitfalls and expectations of being a franchise savior. Jameis is going through what Vinny went through in his Tampa years. Crappy coaching. Vinny didn’t really learn the mental part of the game until he left Tampa.
    Vinny might not have had a HOF career, but he drew an NFL paycheck for over 20 years. That is quite respectable in my book.
    Koetter, Licht and Mike Smith need to go.
    Either salvage Winston, or trade him while he still has value. History suggests he will be cut looose after the rookie contract and find his way to a title elsewhere.

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