Stocker (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt versus the Niners.
The blocking tight end practiced all week, so his active status comes as no surprise. Even with the Bucs down one pass-catcher in Vincent Jackson (knee), Stocker is still expected to primarily be deployed in the blocking role he's proven highly proficient in.
Stocker has been a full participant throughout practice this week, so it doesn't seem like his ankle injury will prevent him from suiting up Sunday. If he does, it'll mark his first appearance since Week 2.
The blocking tight end has missed the last three games with his injury, but his return to a full practice is certainly a positive sign for his chances of taking the field against the 49ers in Week 7. Stocker's spot on the roster has essentially been filled by Alan Cross during his absence, which means the latter could be jettisoned if the former is indeed able to return to action this coming Sunday.
Stocker was limited in practice during the week before ultimately being ruled doubtful for this contest, rendering this status update unsurprising. Brandon Myers figures to fill in for two-tight end sets, while Alan Cross could help provide depth as well.
Stocker (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game.
Stocker has been a limited participant in practice throughout the week. Given the nature of ankle injuries, it looks like the Buccaneers are prepared to go with Alan Cross as the primary backup at tight end Monday. Even if Stocker suits up, he's unlikely to hold great value.
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