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Bucs promote Nate Trewyn, place Zack Bailey on IR

Rookie offensive lineman Zack Bailey injured his foot and ankle during the Buccaneers’ final practice before leaving for London. They placed him on injured reserve Friday. Tampa Bay promoted rookie center Nate Trewyn from the practice squad in a corresponding move. The Bucs needed depth with right tackle Demar Dotson (hamstring) and right guard Alex [more]

Shaq Barrett listed as questionable for Sunday

The Buccaneers released injury reports after practices in the United States on Wednesday and Thursday that did not feature linebacker Shaq Barrett. The Bucs traveled to London in time for Friday’s practice and something went awry for Barrett in transit or on the field. He was listed as a limited participant due to an oblique [more]

Panthers’ latest left tackle is questionable for Sunday

The Panthers appear to have avoided a few recent injury potholes, but they’re still changing tires on a moving car. And now they have a question mark about their latest left tackle. Via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, rookie Dennis Daley popped up on the injury report with a groin problem, and was limited Friday. He’s [more]

Jameis Winston: We’ve got to get Mike Evans the ball

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans did something shocking on Sunday: He played a full game without catching a pass. That’s startling from one of the most talented receivers in the NFL, and Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston vowed it won’t happen again. “Bottom line, to win football games, we’ve got to get Mike Evans the ball,” [more]

Christian McCaffrey fine, but may get brief breaks

In the absence of quarterback Cam Newton, it’s clear that Christian McCaffrey is the Panthers’ best player on offense. So it stands to reason they give him the ball roughly 5,620 times a game. But Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Friday he might carve into that slightly. Via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, Rivera said that [more]

The 2017 running back class has taken over the league

Five weeks in to the 2019 season, one thing is clear: The running backs who entered the league in 2017 have taken over. As to rushing yardage, four of the top five leaders entered the league in 2017. And the list of quality running backs is so long that it’s difficult to list them all [more]

Four Buccaneers won’t travel to London

The Buccaneers are headed to London for Sunday’s game against the Panthers and they announced on Thursday that four members of the active roster won’t be joining them on the transatlantic trip. The group of players staying at home includes the right side of Tampa’s line. Right guard Alex Cappa broke his arm last Sunday [more]

Ndamukong Suh returns to full practice

Buccaneers defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury. He returned to full participation Thursday. His appearance on the injury report Wednesday was his first of the season. Suh has played 281 defensive snaps this season, 77.4 percent of the possible plays. He has nine tackles, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown. [more]

The blatant blackballing of Colin Kaepernick continues

On Sunday night, an undrafted rookie from an FCS school may be playing quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Colin Kaepernick may be watching the game on TV. And, yes, something continues to be very wrong with that picture. The NFL continues to blackball Kaepernick, consistently and continuously ignoring his ongoing desire to return to the [more]

Wednesdays off is the new normal for Christian McCaffrey

Officially, Christian McCaffrey is listed on the injury report with a back issue. But don’t expect the Panthers to get off his anytime soon. Via Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said that taking the traditional midweek practice off was the “new norm” for his star running back. McCaffrey leads the league [more]

Cards coach: Julio Jones “one of the best all-time”

Falcons wideout Julio Jones was held out of practice Wednesday with a hip injury, but he’s been a regular on the injury report in recent years and still produced. And he’s clearly got the attention of Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury. “He’s just a dominant player,” Kingsbury said, via the Falcons’ official website. “One of the [more]

Ndamukong Suh misses practice with a knee issue

Buccaneers defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh made his first appearance on the injury report this season. He did not practice Wednesday because of a knee issue. Suh has played 281 defensive snaps this season, 77.4 percent of the possible plays. He has nine tackles, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown. The Bucs reported six other players [more]

Christian McCaffrey missed practice with a back injury

Christian McCaffrey has carried the Panthers on his back this season. Now, the running back has a back injury. Earlier Wednesday, a report surfaced that McCaffrey’s absence form practice was not injury related. But the Panthers’ practice report lists McCaffrey with a back injury. McCaffrey landed on his back on a 5-yard somersault touchdown early [more]

Christian McCaffrey gets a deserved day off

Christian McCaffrey is only 23 years old. But if anyone deserves a vet day, it’s him. Via Brendan Marks of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers running back is among a list of guys getting the day off from practice Wednesday, before the team flies to London. McCaffrey’s not injured, but has to be worn out [more]

It’s the #PFTPM Week 5 awards

During football season, the Tuesday #PFTPM podcast includes awards for the week that was. They consist of player of the week, rookie of the week, coach of the week, and call of the week. One pick from me, one pick from MDS, plus any conversation flowing from the selection. The discussion for this week’s awards [more]

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