The veteran tight end is back on the field for the start of Wednesday's joint practice session versus the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Myers made an early exit from Thursday's preseason opener against the Eagles with the injury and had yet to return to practice. His status for Saturday's game against the Jaguars will likely be determined by how he progresses over the next two days of practice.
Myers did not practice Monday and may not travel to Jacksonville Saturday for the team's preseason game against the Jaguars, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.
After suffering from the knee injury in Tampa Bay's preseason opener, Myers still has no timetable for his return. The veteran tight end was already at a disadvantage in fighting for a spot in a crowded tight end rotation, and the injury certainly worsens the situation for Myers. He should still be considered day-to-day at this point.
Myers (knee) remained sidelined in Saturday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The veteran tight end left Thursday's preseason opener with the injury and remains sidelined without an announced timetable for return. Myers is already facing an uphill battle for a roster spot given the play of Cameron Brate and Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the passing game, Luke Stocker's blocking acumen and rookie Dan Vitale's dynamic athleticism and ability to fill in at both fullback and tight end as well. Myers remains day-to-day until further notice.
The severity of the injury is not known at this time, but he will not return to the game. The 30-year-old tight end is currently fourth on the Buccaneers depth chart, so this injury does not bode well for his chances at making a final roster spot.
The veteran tight end already faces long odds on the roster front, so a knockout blow from one of his own teammates was about the last thing he needed. Myers had just hauled in a pass down the seam from quarterback Mike Glennon when he was leveled on the chin by a right forearm from Wright that laid him out for approximately 10 seconds. Although the 30-year-old was able to regain his feet afterwards and remain in practice, the hit undermined Koetter's stated goal of reducing penalties this coming season. "That was a cheap shot. All right? That was a cheap shot," Koetter said. "He would've been ejected, he would've been fined and it's a 15-yard penalty. So we don't need those kind of hits. Those kind of hits don't do us any good because they won't be good on Sunday."
|1||9/11/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|5||10/10/16||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/23/16||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|2013||New York Giants||16||14||47||522||11.1||27||4||9||0||28|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||6||22||190||8.6||26||0||3||0||8|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||6||12||127||10.6||17||0||0||0||7|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
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|2013||New York Giants||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|