Stocker (ankle) will not play Sunday against Denver, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.
Stocker's absence will leave a few more snaps for Brandon Myers, who caught one pass for seven yards on three targets in Week 3 against the Rams. Cameron Brate is the team's clear-cut top option at tight end.
The blocking tight end had been ruled out as of Friday with his ankle injury after logging a DNP for each practice session this past week. Brandon Myers will start in Stocker's place, and given both the latter's absence and the Friday release of Austin Seferian-Jenkins, he could receive a modest amount of attention from Jameis Winston.
Stocker (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Los Angeles, Roy Cummings of WFLA Channel 8 reports.
Even with Austin Seferian-Jenkins no longer on the team, Stocker is unlikely to draw more than a target or two per game, as his role will still largely revolve around blocking. Cameron Brate and Brandon Myers are the real candidates to benefit from ASJ's release.
Stocker (ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
The blocking tight end is not off a to a good start with respect to preparing to take the field in the Bucs' Week 3 home opener against the Rams. Stocker was seen with a hard cast on his ankle in the locker room just two days ago, so his non-participation Wednesday isn't much of a surprise. His next chance to demonstrate some progress will come in Thursday's session.
Stocker (ankle) was seen in the locker room on Monday with a hard cast on his ankle, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It should be noted that Stocker was also walking without crutches. He injured his ankle in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, and was unable to return. The severity of the injury is currently unknown at this time, so his status will need to be monitored throughout the week.
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