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Bucs place Aaron Stinnie on injured reserve

The Buccaneers announced Wednesday they placed offensive guard Aaron Stinnie on injured reserve. Stinnie injured his knee in Sunday’s victory over the Colts. Stinnie started at left guard in place of injured starter Ali Marpet, leaving first-year player Nick Leverett to play the final 57 offensive snaps after Sinnie’s departure. Stinnie is required to miss [more]

Report: Antonio Brown will miss at least next two games

Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown hasn’t played since he hurt his ankle in Week 6 against the Eagles. He did not practice Wednesday, and coach Bruce Arians called Brown doubtful for Sunday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Brown will miss at least the next two games. The Buccaneers are at Atlanta and host Buffalo the [more]

Bruce Arians says Antonio Brown doubtful to play this week

The Buccaneers didn’t place wide receiver Antonio Brown on injured reserve when he hurt his ankle against the Eagles in Week Six and that decision indicated that they expected him back before he missed the three games that players on the list are required to miss. It appears that calculation was incorrect. Brown’s been out [more]

Antonio Brown not on practice field, Ali Marpet is working

The Buccaneers returned to the practice field on Wednesday, but they continue to be without wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown has not played since injuring his ankle in Week Six and he was not on the field for the portion of practice open to the media. The team will practice twice more ahead of Sunday’s [more]

Thomas Morstead named NFC special teams player of the week

When Falcons punter Dustin Colquitt ended up on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Atlanta needed a replacement. The club turned to a former longtime division rival in Thomas Morstead, who had spent 12 seasons kicking against them with the Saints. Morstead had been with the Jets earlier this season but was released on Nov. 8. The move [more]

Cordarrelle Patterson wants to play defense, Falcons’ depth chart lists him as backup safety

Falcons wide receiver/running back/returner Cordarrelle Patterson wants to add another position to his resume, and the Falcons are open to it. Patterson has said this season that he would like to get some playing time on defense, and has a goal of getting an interception. In Sunday’s win over the Jaguars, Patterson did play one [more]

Rob Gronkowski looking to break Tony Gonzalez’s 100-yard games record

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski had seven catches for 123 yards in last week’s 38-31 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The performance gave Gronkowski his 30th 100-yard receiving game of his career. It moved him to just one behind Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez for most ever 100-yard receiving games by a tight [more]

Falcons designate Steven Means for return

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said on Sunday that he believes the team’s best football is still in front of them and they may have defensive lineman Steven Means back in the lineup to help them find it. Means was designated to return from injured reserve on Tuesday. He hurt his knee during the Week Nine [more]

Dan Campbell wants the Lions playing spoiler now

Plenty of teams remain in the hunt for playoff spots in the NFC, but the Lions are not one of them. At 0-10-1, the Lions are trying to avoid the second winless season in franchise history and they’ll be making that bid against some of the teams who still have postseason aspirations. That includes the [more]

Week 13 NFC playoff picture: Status quo on top, but changes in the Wild Card race

Week 12 ended with Washington beating Seattle 17-15 on Monday night and that win led to a change in the makeup of the Wild Card race in the NFC. Washington’s third straight win has lifted them to the No. 7 position in the conference with six weeks left in the regular season. They also dug [more]

Bruce Arians hoping Carlton Davis will be “ready to roll” for Week 13

The Buccaneers’ secondary has been ravaged by injuries all year, but the unit is getting healthier for the stretch run. After cornerback Carlton Davis returned to practice last week, there’s optimism he’ll be able to play in Week 13. Via Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com, head coach Bruce Arians said on Monday that he’s hopeful Davis [more]

X-rays of Christian McCaffrey’s ankle negative, more tests Monday

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey left Sunday’s game with a walking boot on his left ankle and head coach Matt Rhule gave an update on McCaffrey’s condition on Monday morning. Rhule told reporters that X-rays on McCaffrey’s ankle came back negative and the belief is that he avoided a serious injury during a 33-10 loss [more]

Matt Ryan: We’re right in the mix, I believe best football’s in front of us

The Falcons haven’t played any meaningful games in December over the last three seasons, but that will change this season. Sunday’s 21-14 win over the Jaguars bumped the Falcons up to 5-6 and it leaves them as part of a big group of teams bidding for Wild Card spots in the NFC as we enter [more]

Falcons hold off Jaguars 21-14 as Cordarrelle Patterson scores two touchdowns

Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for 108 yards and scored two touchdowns, leading the Falcons to a 21-14 victory over the Jaguars. Jacksonville’s final opportunity to tie the game came when it got the ball back with 2:18 remaining. The Jaguars, though, went from their own 18 only to their own 29 before a fourth down incompletion. [more]

Cordarrelle Patterson’s two touchdowns have Falcons leading 14-3 at halftime

Cordarrelle Patterson has 91 total yards and two touchdowns, and the Jaguars have two turnovers. That has the Falcons holding a 14-3 lead at halftime. James Robinson‘s fumble at the Jacksonville 29 was forced by Anthony Rush and recovered by Marlon Davidson. The Jaguars held the Falcons to a field goal and Younghoe Koo‘s 43-yard [more]

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