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NFL Week 12 early inactives: Darius Leonard, Vita Vea will play

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Colts are trying to keep their recent hot streak going against the Buccaneers on Sunday and they’ll do it with the help of two key players who were listed as questionable. [more]

Bucs downgrade Ali Marpet to out for Sunday

The Buccaneers will take on the Colts without left guard Ali Marpet. Marpet was listed as doubtful on Friday because of an abdomen injury and the team offered a negative update on his condition Saturday. Marpet has been ruled out and will not be with the team in Indianapolis on Sunday. Aaron Stinnie replaced Marpet [more]

Antonio Brown fake vaccination card allegation remains under review

It’s been nine days since Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown‘s former live-in chef claimed that Brown secured and presented a fake vaccination card to the team. It’s been nine days since the NFL began its review of the matter. Nine days later, there’s no answer. “The matter remains under review,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT [more]

NFL Week 12 injury report roundup: Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson questionable for Colts

Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Bears, Raiders, and Bills and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release [more]

Devin White, Vita Vea are game-time decisions

The Buccaneers listed a season-high 13 players on their Friday practice report. Most of those, including receiver Mike Evans and linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul, are available for Sunday’s game. Receiver Antonio Brown is the only player ruled out on the team’s status report. “We’ll have some guys that will go up, work out and see how [more]

Antonio Brown ruled out for Buccaneers-Colts

The Buccaneers will be without receiver Antonio Brown for at least another week. Head coach Bruce Arians told reporters at his Friday press conference that Brown is the only player Tampa Bay has ruled out for Sunday’s matchup against Indianapolis. Brown hasn’t played since Week Six, when he had six catches for 93 yards with [more]

Mike Evans returns to practice on Friday

The Buccaneers had some positive injury news to come out of their last practice of the week before taking on the Colts. Per Greg Auman of, receiver Mike Evans was on the field for the club’s Friday session. He did not participate on Wednesday or Thursday with a back injury. Evans is second on [more]

Bruce Arians hopeful Antonio Brown will return next week for Buccaneers

Wide receiver Antonio Brown has missed the last four games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and isn’t expected to play this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts either. However, head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that he’s hoping that Brown will be able to return for next week’s contest against the Atlanta Falcons. “I’ve got my [more]

Mike Evans, Devin White did not practice on Wednesday

The Buccaneers have a few injury concerns coming out of their Monday night victory over the Giants. Receiver Mike Evans (back) and linebacker Devin White (quad) are listed as non-participants on Tampa Bay’s Wednesday injury report. Both are estimations, as the Buccaneers held a walk-through on Wednesday. Head coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Wednesday [more]

Andre Johnson, DeMarcus Ware among Hall of Fame semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 26 modern era players who are semifinalists for election to the Hall in 2022. The group includes seven players who are eligible for the Hall for the first time. That group is highlighted by wide receiver Andre Johnson and edge rusher DeMarcus Ware. It also includes wide [more]

Carlton Davis set to return to practice for Bucs

The Buccaneers got Sean Murphy-Bunting back for their win over the Giants on Monday night and they’re set to have another cornerback back on the practice field this week. Greg Auman of reports that the team will designate Carlton Davis for return from injured reserve. He will have 21 days to practice with the [more]

Jaguars signing Jaydon Mickens off Buccaneers practice squad

The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back a familiar face to add depth to their wide receiver group. According to Greg Auman of the, the Jaguars are signing Jaydon Mickens off the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The move was confirmed by Mickens’ agent, David Canter. Mickens appeared in 16 games for the [more]

Manningcast audience rebounds, slightly

The high-water mark for the Manningcast came three weeks ago, when the Chiefs hosted the Giants. On average, 1.96 million watched that game via the alternate feed. Last night, when the Giants visited the Buccaneers, the audience fell to 1.575 million. It was a slight increase from last week’s average crowd of 1.554 million for Rams-49ers. Factoring [more]

Bucs activating Scotty Miller from IR

The Buccaneers took cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting off injured reserve before Monday’s win over the Giants and they’re bringing another player back to the active roster on Tuesday. Greg Auman of reports that the Bucs are activating wide receiver Scotty Miller. Miller has been out since suffering a turf toe injury in Week Three. Miller [more]

Tom Brady catches little flak for his spikes-out slide

Monday night’s game included a Tin Man scramble from Tom Brady. He ended the effort with a spikes-out slide. Watch it. Watch it again. The cleat gets jammed into the ankle of Giants defensive back Xavier McKinney, who committed the cardinal sin of getting in Tommy’s way. (The folks at @NFLUK, the NFL’s official Twitter [more]

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