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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]

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]

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]

Bucs sign linebacker Noah Dawkins

The Buccaneers moved quickly to fill the roster spot created by the release of veteran Deone Bucannon. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bucs have signed linebacker Noah Dawkins off the Bengals practice squad. Dawkins, an undrafted rookie from The Citadel, impressed the Bengals after his stint as a tryout player in minicamp. He [more]

Buccaneers release Deone Bucannon

Linebacker Deone Bucannon won’t need his passport to travel to London with the Buccaneers this week. According to multiple reports, the Buccaneers have released Bucannon ahead of traveling to London to face the Panthers this Sunday. Bucannon signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers as a free agent in March. He appeared as a reserve [more]

O.J. Howard makes highlight catch — at baseball game

Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard said he was surprised more balls weren’t coming his way. He probably didn’t realize he’d get his wish at a baseball game. Via Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times, Howard snagged a foul ball during last night’s Rays win over the Astros in the American League Division Series. “That [more]

Cam Newton won’t go to London with Panthers

Cam Newton made an appearance at Panthers practice on Tuesday, but he won’t be making any appearances in London when the team crosses the pond to face the Buccaneers this weekend. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that Newton will not travel with the team later this week. Kyle Allen will start for the fourth [more]

Buccaneers banged up on offensive line

The Buccaneers are going to have to face the Panthers without a pair of blockers, as injuries have wiped out their right side of the offensive line. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs will likely be without right guard Alex Cappa and right tackle Demar Dotson this week. Cappa suffered [more]

Sean Payton’s game plans help Saints win without Drew Brees

The Saints have gotten a glimpse of an eventual future without Drew Brees. And it looks better than expected. It looks better than expected because Teddy Bridgewater is becoming the guy he was supposed to be in 2016 (he told PFT on Sunday that his knee is better than it was before that devastating fluke [more]

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