Tandy posted 11 tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers. The 26-year-old posted a second consecutive double-digit tackle game, once again maximizing the opportunity afforded him by Chris Conte's season-ending knee injury. The four-year pro's solid play over the final two weeks may have served as either incentive for Tampa to consider resigning the unrestricted free agent, or as an audition for a possible starting job elsewhere in the league in 2016.
Tandy tallied 10 tackles (seven solo), including one for loss, in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Bears. The fourth-year pro got the starting nod in place of the injured Chris Conte (knee) and acquitted himself favorably, notching a career-high 10 stops on the afternoon. Tandy's starting opportunities have been few and far between in his four-year Bucs tenure, but he'll get the call again in the season finale against the Panthers if Conte is unable to suit up.
The following players were ruled inactive for the Buccaneers Sunday afternoon against the Vikings in Week 8: Jonathan Casillas, Brandon Dixon, Kadeem Edwards, Mike Kafka, Brandon Magee, Kevin Pamphile and Keith Tandy.
Linebacker Brandon McGee (knee) is the lone Buccaneers player ruled out for the Sunday game against Minnesota. Cornerback Johnthan Banks (neck) is the only teammate on the Friday injury report not deemed questionable. That group includes linebacker Jonathan Casillas (hamstring), tackle Anthony Collins (knee), safety Dashon Goldson (ankle), wide receiver Vincent Jackson (rib), quarterback Josh McCown (thumb) and defensive back Keith Tandy (hamstring. Goldson and McCown both went from limited in practice to full participation Friday. Jackson has been limited throughout.
Buccaneers defensive back Keith Tandy recorded an interception for the second straight game and the third time this season Week 13 at Carolina, grabbing a pass that deflected off the hands of wide receiver Brandon LaFell midway through the first quarter. Tandy also had one assisted tackle on the day. He has averaged just 1.7 tackles in 12 games this season.