Moore is trying to land a roster spot as a reserve cornerback, but based on his depth chart slotting when that came out earlier this week, he may be on the outside looking in.
After putting in a limited practice Thursday, Moore was upgraded to a full session Friday and will be in the lineup at left cornerback. On the season, he's recorded 44 tackles along with an interception.
Sterling Moore (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Moore is set to start a ninth consecutive game in the makeshift Tampa Bay secondary. His work in coverage is far from impressive, and he only has 29 tackles over the last eight games.
Sterling Moore (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Joe Kania of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers official site reports.
The fifth-year pro was back on the practice field in limited fashion after missing Wednesday's session entirely. Even though Cam Newton threw for a season-low 124 yards versus the Bucs in their Week 4 matchup, the Panthers' passing game has become much more proficient in the games since, meaning Moore's presence would be particularly important in Week 17. His status for Sunday should be further clarified following Friday's session.
Sterling Moore (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Joe Kania of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers official site reports.
The Bucs' starting left corner has done a serviceable job since wresting the top job from Alterraun Verner, and managed five tackles versus the Bears in Week 16. If his ankle injury prevents him from taking the field in the finale against the Panthers, Verner figures to step in and reclaim his starting spot. Moore's status should gain further clarity following Thursday's practice session.
|P3||8/26/16||@ WAS||7:30 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/7/16||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/20/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2011||New England Patriots||6||7||6.0||1||0||2||26||13.0||21||1||2|
|2012||New England Patriots||8||13||12.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||45||37.0||8||0||1||18||18.0||18||0||6|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2011||New England Patriots||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||8||0||0||1||0||1||14||1||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|