The Buccaneers were but by the injury bug during Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins. The team had several players leave with injuries.
Running back Mike James left the game with a right shoulder injury in the third quarter. He finished 18 yards on three carries and did not return.
Defensive end William Gholston also suffered a shoulder injury and did not return. Defensive back Rashaan Melvin suffered an ankle injury was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Linebacker Brandon Magee was carted off with a right ankle injury and safety Major Wright exited with a back injury.
Buccaneers defensive back Bradley McDougald suffered a knee injury during the first half of Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, and was unable to return to the game. The extent of the injury is not yet known at this point.
Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphywas knocked out of Thursday's preseason finale against Washington with a back injury, the team announced. He sustained the injury early in the third quarter and will likely be evaluated leading up to his team's season opener against the Panthers.