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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Lovie Smith
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th89.8 (28th)217.0 (24th)
Defense32nd128.3 (25th)294.5 (31st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
27Banks, Johnthan CB6-218510/3/19892Mississippi State
23Barron, Mark SS6-221310/27/19893Alabama
26Butler, Crezdon CB6-11915/26/19875Clemson
52Casillas, Jonathan OLB6-12276/3/19876Wisconsin
73Collins, Anthony T6-531511/2/19857Kansas
75Cousins, Oniel G6-43156/29/19847Texas-El Paso
54David, Lavonte OLB6-12331/23/19903Nebraska
48DePaola, Andrew LS6-22307/28/19871Rutgers
62Dietrich-Smith, Evan C6-23087/19/19865Idaho State
39Dixon, Brandon DB5-112034/26/1990RNorthwest Missouri State
69Dotson, Demar T6-931510/11/19856Southern Mississippi
71Edwards, Kadeem G6-43131/24/1991RTennessee State
57English, Larry DE6-22551/22/19866Northern Illinois
13Evans, Mike WR6-52318/21/1993RTexas A&M
67Fatinikun, T.J. DE6-22507/28/1991RToledo
50Fletcher, Dane MLB6-22459/14/19865Montana State
59Foster, Mason MLB6-12413/1/19894Washington
31Frey, Isaiah CB6-01904/6/19902Nevada
92Gholston, William DE6-62817/31/19912Michigan State
72Gilkey, Garrett T6-63157/7/19902Chadron State
8Glennon, Mike QB6-622512/12/19892North Carolina State
38Goldson, Dashon FS6-22009/18/19848Washington
10Herron, Robert WR5-91936/2/1992RWyoming
15Holliday, Trindon WR5-51664/27/19865Louisiana State
83Jackson, Vincent WR6-52301/14/198310Northern Colorado
25James, Mike RB5-102234/13/19912Miami (Fla.)
29Johnson, Leonard CB5-102023/30/19903Iowa State
90Johnson, Michael DE6-72702/7/19876Georgia Tech
3Kafka, Mike QB6-32257/25/19873Northwestern
9Koenen, Michael P5-111987/13/198210Western Washington
51Lansanah, Danny OLB6-12558/28/19853Connecticut
58Lemon, Orie LB6-12429/9/19874Oklahoma State
53Magee, Brandon LB5-1125510/22/19902Arizona State
70Mankins, Logan G6-43083/10/198210Fresno State
22Martin, Doug RB5-92151/13/19893Boise State
12McCown, Josh QB6-42137/4/197912Sam Houston State
93McCoy, Gerald DT6-43002/25/19885Oklahoma
98McDonald, Clinton DT6-22971/6/19876Memphis
30McDougald, Bradley FS6-120911/15/19902Kansas
18Murphy, Louis WR6-22005/11/19876Florida
7Murray, Patrick K5-71606/22/1991RFordham
82Myers, Brandon TE6-32569/4/19856Iowa
66Omameh, Patrick G6-430512/29/19892Michigan
64Pamphile, Kevin T6-531011/27/1990RPurdue
43Rainey, Bobby RB5-821210/16/19873Western Kentucky
87Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TE6-52629/29/1992RWashington
89Shepard, Russell WR6-11959/17/19902Louisiana State
34Sims, Charles RB6-02149/19/1990RWest Virginia
56Smith, Jacquies DE6-22603/18/19901Missouri
97Spence, Akeem DT6-130711/29/19912Illinois
88Stocker, Luke TE6-52537/17/19884Tennessee
37Tandy, Keith FS5-102052/12/19893West Virginia
21Verner, Alterraun CB5-1018712/13/19885UCLA
31Wright, Major FS5-112047/1/19885Florida
Injured Players
94Clayborn, Adrian (IR) DE6-32807/6/19884Iowa
24Jenkins, Mike (IR) CB5-101973/22/19857South Florida
Practice Squad
61Allen, Josh C6-331510/30/1991RLouisiana-Monroe
84Brate, Cameron TE6-52357/3/1991RHarvard
34Brooks, Derrius DB5-101915/29/19881Western Kentucky
65Masifilo, Matthew DE6-328010/1/19893Stanford
17Page, Eric WR5-101809/23/19912Toledo
45Pryor, Lonnie RB6-02242/22/19902Florida State
34Thigpen, Marcus RB5-92005/15/19863Indiana
71Uko, George DT6-32842/11/1992RUSC
25Wilson, C.J. DB5-1118711/18/19892North Carolina State
Suspended Players
91Bowers, Da'Quan DE6-42882/23/19904Clemson
46Lane, Jorvorskie FB5-112582/4/19872Texas A&M
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Tampa Bay6-5312.06-3277.826.02135
 
 
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Position Listing
Da'Quan Bowers
News
The NFL suspended Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers two games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Bowers' suspension starts immediately. He is eligible to return to practice Monday, Nov. 3.

In five games this season, Bowers has six tackles and a sack.

Injury
Suspension - Eligible to return Week 10 vs. Atlanta
Andrew DePaola
News
The Buccaneers re-signed long-snapper Andrew DePaola and waived cornerback Anthony Gaitor, the team announced.
Lavonte David
News
Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David led the charge in his team's 20-14 loss to the Panthers in Week 1. He registered a game-high 10 total tackles (nine solo) and two tackles for loss. He was also credited for a quarterback hit in the loss. 
Dashon Goldson
News
Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson (ankle) and cornerback Johnthan Banks (neck) were back at practice Monday, according to The Tampa Tribune. Banks sat out Week 6 vs. Baltimore, while Goldson has missed the last two games.

The Bucs were on a bye Week 7. They are back in action Week 8 vs. Minnesota.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 8 vs. Minnesota
Johnthan Banks
News
Linebacker Brandon McGee (knee) is the lone Buccaneers player ruled out for the Sunday game against Minnesota. Cornerback Johnthan Banks (neck) is the only teammate on the Friday injury report not deemed questionable.

That group includes linebacker Jonathan Casillas (hamstring), tackle Anthony Collins (knee), safety Dashon Goldson (ankle), wide receiver Vincent Jackson (rib), quarterback Josh McCown (thumb) and defensive back Keith Tandy (hamstring.

Goldson and McCown both went from limited in practice to full participation Friday. Jackson has been limited throughout.

Injury
Neck - Probable for Week 8 vs. Minnesota
Orie Lemon
News
The Chiefs signed linebacker Orie Lemon to the practice squad Wednesday. Lemon takes the spot of Nico Johnson, who was signed to the Bengals' active roster Wednesday.

Louis Murphy
News
It may have been an aberration resulting from quarterback Matt Glennon throwing for a season-high 314 yards with his team in catchup mode from the outset, but the Buccaneers managed to sustain three wide receivers Week 6 against Baltimore. Vincent Jackson, the star of the group, led the team with 13 targets but was characteristically inefficient with them, catching four passes for 66 yards, and rookie Mike Evans returned from injury to catch four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown.

But the big surprise was Louis Murphy. Expected to shrink into a peripheral role with Evans back in the lineup, he led the way with seven catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. His nine targets were the second-most on the team.

The 1-5 Buccaneers figure to be playing from behind a lot, so Murphy, who clicked with Glennon immediately when he joined the team in Week 4, might just be able to stay relevant in Fantasy. Jamey Eisenberg doesn't rank him especially high in his Playing the Waiver Wire column this week, but at least he's ranked.

Of course, the presence of Murphy could diminish the value of Jackson and Evans to Fantasy owners. Jackson remains a must-start for now, but Evans is strictly a matchups type until we get some clarity here.

George Uko
News
The Buccaneers announced several roster moves on Monday, via the team's official website. 

The team signed fullback Lonnie Pryor and defensive end George Uko to the practice squad. They also released wide receiver Kevin Cone and running back Jeff Demps.

Leonard Johnson
News
Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson highlighted the fine defensive effort Sunday in Detroit with a 48-yard pick-six in the second quarter, but that was far from the extent of his contribution.

Johnson tied for second on his team with seven tackles and added two passes defensed in the upset victory.

Mason Foster
News
The Buccaneers will have Evan Dietrich-Smith and Mason Foster Week 6 against the Ravens.

Dietrich-Smith came into the contest considered questionable due to an illness. Foster was listed as probable due to a shoulder injury. 

Patrick Omameh
News
Among the Buccaneers inactives for Week 16 against the Rams, three are sidelined as a result of injuries. Offensive lineman Carl Nicks (foot), defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers (knee) and defensive back Mark Barron (hamstring) headline the team's inactive list.

Additionally, linebacker Danny Lansanah, defensive lineman Matthew Masifilo , running back Lonnie Pryor and offensive lineman Patrick Omameh are all out of uniform Sunday.  

Mike Jenkins
News
The Buccaneers placed cornerback Mike Jenkins on injured reserve with a pectoral injury, ending his season, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Injury
Pectoral - IR. Out for season
Josh McCown
News
Buccaneers deposed starting quarterback Josh McCown has stated that his injured thumb has improved, but declined to predict whether he'll be active for Sunday's game against Minnesota, per the Tampa Bay Times. He will back up Mike Glennon if he is available.

McCown, who added that the call would be made by Lovie Smith, has not played since Week 4. An announcement regarding his status for Week 8 has been expected but has yet to come.

Injury
Right thumb - Questionable for Week 8 vs. Minnesota
Akeem Spence
News
Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence was arrested on a marijuana possession charge after he was stopped by an Alabama trooper for speeding, reports the Tampa Bay Tribune. The fourth-round pick in last year's draft was clocked at over 100 mph, the report said.

Spence started 14 games, recording 19 tackles and a sack.

Kadeem Edwards
News
The Buccaneers have made QB Josh McCown, CB Johnthan Banks, S Dashon Goldson, LB Jonathan Casillas, DE Larry English, OL Kevin Pamphile and OL Kadeem Edwards inactive Week 6 against the Ravens. 

Goldson and Casillas were the only players ruled out prior to Sunday. McCown entered the game considered doubtful. Banks was listed as questionable. 

Eric Page
News
The Buccaneers waived or released 12 players: receivers Tommy Streeter, Skye Dawson and Eric Page, quarterback Alex Tanney, fullback Ian Thompson, long snapper Jeremy Cain, guard R.J. Mattes, defensive end Chaz Sutton, defensive end Ryne Giddins, defensive tackle Euclid Cummings and offensive linemen Jace Daniels and Jason Foster.
Mike Evans
News
It may have been an aberration resulting from quarterback Matt Glennon throwing for a season-high 314 yards with his team in catchup mode from the outset, but the Buccaneers managed to sustain three wide receivers Week 6 against Baltimore. Vincent Jackson, the star of the group, led the team with 13 targets but was characteristically inefficient with them, catching four passes for 66 yards, and rookie Mike Evans returned from injury to catch four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown.

But the big surprise was Louis Murphy. Expected to shrink into a peripheral role with Evans back in the lineup, he led the way with seven catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. His nine targets were the second-most on the team.

The 1-5 Buccaneers figure to be playing from behind a lot, so Murphy, who clicked with Glennon immediately when he joined the team in Week 4, might just be able to stay relevant in Fantasy. Jamey Eisenberg doesn't rank him especially high in his Playing the Waiver Wire column this week, but at least he's ranked.

Of course, the presence of Murphy could diminish the value of Jackson and Evans to Fantasy owners. Jackson remains a must-start for now, but Evans is strictly a matchups type until we get some clarity here.

Isaiah Frey
News
The Buccaneers signed former Bears cornerback Isaiah Frey, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Frey made 12 tackles and forced two fumbles in three games with Chicago this season.
Mike Kafka
News
The Buccaneers have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka to the active roster Thursday. To clear a roster spot, offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson was released.
Mike James
News
Defensive end Larry English (hamstring) and linebacker Mason Foster (shoulder) are the lone injured inactives for the Buccaneers on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Josh McCown, running backs Robert Herron and Mike James and offensive linemen Kevin Pamphile and Kadeem Edwards.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins
News
Buccaneers rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins said the team's Week 7 bye helped his sore ankle, reports the Tampa Tribune.

"When you don't have to practice and you're not hitting people every day, you're definitely going to feel better and get your legs under you," he told the paper. "I think having a little more rest definitely gives you a fresh mind and a fresh body."

The Bucs host the Vikings on Sunday.

Clinton McDonald
News
Buccaneers defensive linemen Clinton McDonald and William Gholston each came away with a sack Week 2 against the Rams. McDonald sacked Austin Davis in the third quarter, while Gholston took down the quarterback in the fourth quarter. McDonald registered seven total tackles (six solo), with one sack and one tackle for loss. Gholston registered six total tackles (four solo), with one sack and one tackle for loss. 
Logan Mankins
News
The Buccaneers should have a number of players available Week 3 against Tampa.

Da'Quan Bowers, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Demar Dotson, William Gholston, Logan Mankins and Bradley McDougald were all active for Thursday's game. All six players were probable coming into the game.

Michael Johnson was listed as questionable, but should also be able to play. 

Adrian Clayborn
News
Buccaneers defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn was placed on injured reserve Friday, due to a season-ending biceps injury.

Clayborn was trying to work through the injury in recent days, having practiced on a limited basis both Wednesday and Thursday. However, the injury proved to be too much for him to keep going, necessitating an IR trip for the second time in three seasons.

Injury
Elbow - IR. Out for season
Garrett Gilkey
News
Jacquies Smith
News
The Bills released defensive lineman Jacquies Smith Monday, to clear a spot on the 53-man roster. Smith was inactive for Week 1 against the Bears, but could land on the practice squad, where he spent much of last season. 
Trindon Holliday
News
The Buccaneers agreed to terms with receiver/returner Trindon Holliday, reports the Tampa Tribune. He was released by the Giants this month after going on IR with a hamstring injury in late August.
Injury
Hamstring - IR. Out for season
Larry English
News
The Buccaneers have made QB Josh McCown, CB Johnthan Banks, S Dashon Goldson, LB Jonathan Casillas, DE Larry English, OL Kevin Pamphile and OL Kadeem Edwards inactive Week 6 against the Ravens. 

Goldson and Casillas were the only players ruled out prior to Sunday. McCown entered the game considered doubtful. Banks was listed as questionable. 

Doug Martin
News
Chances are most Doug Martin owners didn't really miss him with the Buccaneers on bye in Week 7. He has yet to rush for more than 45 yards in the four games he's played this season, and he's scored just one touchdown.

But for better or worse, he remains the Buccaneers' go-to running back, and that role keeps him relevant enough in Fantasy that you shouldn't ignore him when he has a favorable matchup. And he has such a matchup Week 8 against Minnesota.

The Vikings rank 19th against the run, allowing 118.1 yards per game, and have surrendered the sixth-most Fantasy points per game to running backs. Like the Buccaneers, their offense is a work in progress with an inexperienced quarterback at the helm, so they may not force the Buccaneers' into catchup mode so early, allowing Martin to get more than his usual dozen or so carries.

You're probably still not excited about starting Martin this week, but if you don't like your other options for the flex spot, he may be your best choice.

Kevin Pamphile
News
The Buccaneers have made QB Josh McCown, CB Johnthan Banks, S Dashon Goldson, LB Jonathan Casillas, DE Larry English, OL Kevin Pamphile and OL Kadeem Edwards inactive Week 6 against the Ravens. 

Goldson and Casillas were the only players ruled out prior to Sunday. McCown entered the game considered doubtful. Banks was listed as questionable. 

Crezdon Butler
News
The Chargers announced their final round of roster cuts on Saturday, paring their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

The following players were let go by San Diego: WR Vincent Brown, LB Victor Aiyewa, DT Chas Alecxih, WR Torrence Allen, CB Crezdon Butler, S Alden Darby, CB Greg Ducre, TE Mike Flacco, T Michael Harris , WR Javontee Herndon, OLB Thomas Keiser, DL Joe Kruger, OLB Cordarro Law, S Adrian Phillips, WR Tevin Reese, T Jeremiah Sirles, QB Brad Sorensen, OLB Colton Underwood, G Craig Watts, T Kenny Wiggins, C Khalil Wilkes and DL Doug Worthington.
Derrius Brooks
News
The Saints have knocked their roster down to 53 by waiving a number of players Saturday.

Among the offense players let go are center Matt Armstrong, wide receivers Seantavius Jones , Brandon Coleman and Charles Hawkins, tight end Nic Jacobs, guards Jason Weaver and Marcel Jones, tackles Tavon Rooks and Thomas Welch and running backs Greg Jones and Derrick Strozier.

The defenders cut loose are cornerbacks Trevin Wade, Terrence Frederick and Derrius Brooks, linebackers Keyunta Dawson and Todd Davis, tackle Lawrence Virgil, safety Pierre Warren.

Placekickers Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke are also out.

Evan Dietrich-Smith
News
The Buccaneers will have Evan Dietrich-Smith and Mason Foster Week 6 against the Ravens.

Dietrich-Smith came into the contest considered questionable due to an illness. Foster was listed as probable due to a shoulder injury. 

Mike Glennon
News
Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown "still is on the mend" from his thumb injury, so Mike Glennon is expected to make his fourth straight start Sunday against the Vikings, reports the Tampa Bay Times. The team has not made an official announcement.
Brandon Magee
News
The Buccaneers announced Monday they waived injured cornerback Rashaan Melvin (ankle) to clear a roster spot for linebacker Brandon Magee, who was promoted from the practice squad.
Injury
Knee - Out for Week 8 vs. Minnesota
William Gholston
News
Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston has been cleared for action Sunday against Pittsburgh. He had been listed as probable with a shoulder issue.
C.J. Wilson
News
The Bears trimmed down their roster to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: WR Armanti Edwards, RB Jordan Lynch, TE Jeron Mastrud, OL Dennis Roland, OL Robert Turner, WR Josh Bellamy, C Taylor Boggs, DT Brandon Dunn, LB Jerry Franklin, G Ryan Groy, LB DeDe Lattimore, CB Al Louis-Jean, WR Dale Moss, DT Lee Pegues, DT Tracy Robertson, S Marcus Trice, WR Chris Williams, CB C.J. Wilson, OT Eben Britton, CB Kelvin Hayden, DE Austen Lane and S M.D. Jennings.
Demar Dotson
News
The Buccaneers should have a number of players available Week 3 against Tampa.

Da'Quan Bowers, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Demar Dotson, William Gholston, Logan Mankins and Bradley McDougald were all active for Thursday's game. All six players were probable coming into the game.

Michael Johnson was listed as questionable, but should also be able to play. 

Vincent Jackson
News
Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson said Thursday he is flattered by the trade speculation, but he has heard nothing from the front office about being dealt, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Jackson added, "I'm happy here in Tampa."

Jackson isn't a free agent until after the 2016 season. He has 25 catches for 344 yards and two touchdowns through six games in 2014.

Injury
Rib - Questionable for Week 8 vs. Minnesota
Major Wright
News
The Buccaneers have re-signed safety Major Wright after placing running back Charles Sims (ankle) on short-term IR, according to NFL.com. Wright was released Saturday as Tampa Bay finalized its 53-man roster.
Lonnie Pryor
News
The Buccaneers announced several roster moves on Monday, via the team's official website. 

The team signed fullback Lonnie Pryor and defensive end George Uko to the practice squad. They also released wide receiver Kevin Cone and running back Jeff Demps.

Luke Stocker
News
The Buccaneers backups did little in a 56-14 blowout against the Falcons.

Mike James managed to pick up some carries, gaining 4 yards during the contest. He did not factor into the passing game. 

Tight end Brandon Myers wound up hauling in five passes for 33 yards. Luke Stocker caught two passes for 15 yards. Robert Herron made one catch for 5 yards. Mike James also caught a pass, but it went for -5 yards. 

They'll take on the Steelers Week 4. 

Patrick Murray
News
Buccaneers kicker Patrick Murray hit one field goal attempt Week 6.

Murray had one attempt near the end of the second quarter, but failed to convert. He missed from 45 yards out. On the next drive, Murray would hit a 47 yard field goal. He also hit both his extra point attempts. The Buccaneers are on a bye Week 7.

Charles Sims
News
Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims will practice Wednesday, reports the Tampa Bay Times. He went on short-term IR after undergoing ankle surgery right before the season.

The paper expects Sims to sit out Sunday's game against Minnesota and return Week 9 at Cleveland.

Injury
Ankle - IR. Eligible to return Week 9 at Cleveland
Jonathan Casillas
News
Linebacker Brandon McGee (knee) is the lone Buccaneers player ruled out for the Sunday game against Minnesota. Cornerback Johnthan Banks (neck) is the only teammate on the Friday injury report not deemed questionable.

That group includes linebacker Jonathan Casillas (hamstring), tackle Anthony Collins (knee), safety Dashon Goldson (ankle), wide receiver Vincent Jackson (rib), quarterback Josh McCown (thumb) and defensive back Keith Tandy (hamstring.

Goldson and McCown both went from limited in practice to full participation Friday. Jackson has been limited throughout.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 8 vs. Minnesota
Brandon Myers
News
The Buccaneers backup pass catchers did little Week 6.

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins led the way, hauling in four receptions for 58 yards. Robert Herron managed two catches for 31 yards. Brandon Myers also caught two balls, gaining 29 yards. The Bucs are on a bye Week 7.

Mark Barron
News
Six Buccaneers have been deemed questionable for the Sunday game at New Orleans. Included is now-backup quarterback Josh McCown (thumb).

The other questionables are safety Mark Barron (abdomen), linebacker Mason Foster (shoulder), defensive end Michael Johnson (ankle), defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (hand) and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle).

Defensive end Larry English (hamstring), wide receiver Mike Evans (groin) and safety Dashon Goldson (ankle).

Anthony Collins
News
Linebacker Brandon McGee (knee) is the lone Buccaneers player ruled out for the Sunday game against Minnesota. Cornerback Johnthan Banks (neck) is the only teammate on the Friday injury report not deemed questionable.

That group includes linebacker Jonathan Casillas (hamstring), tackle Anthony Collins (knee), safety Dashon Goldson (ankle), wide receiver Vincent Jackson (rib), quarterback Josh McCown (thumb) and defensive back Keith Tandy (hamstring.

Goldson and McCown both went from limited in practice to full participation Friday. Jackson has been limited throughout.

Michael Johnson
News
Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson has been hobbled by an ankle injury since getting hurt in the season opener. He has missed one game and has been limited in others.

Though, the Bucs seem pretty thankful they are on a bye Week 7 since it gives Johnson an opportunity to rest.

"For us, it’s a factor," defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said, per the team's official website. "He’s been playing injured. This week is going to help him tremendously. We’re not going to tax him much this week at least, and we’ll take it slow next week. So we need a healthier Michael Johnson and we should get that by having these two weeks.

"From that second play of that Carolina game – that was one of the plays that we looked at yesterday as we were going through our self-scout – to see him on the ground grimacing, from that point on, it’s just been an uphill battle to try to get him back healthy. He’s made great progress with the time that we’ve had him and the time he’s missed. But he’s not the player that we had coming out of training camp, because of that injury. But the time off this week and next week should help him. He’ll be closer to what we all expect to see when we line up against our next opponent."

Danny Lansanah
News
Buccaneers linebacker Danny Lansanah was able to return Week 6.

Lansanah left the contest with a head injury, and was evaluated by the club. It was determined that he was safe to play, and he returned to the game. Lansanah had notched three tackles before leaving the contest. 

Bobby Rainey
News
Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey received limited work Week 6.

Rainey had only seven carries for 42 yards. While he performed well when running the ball, the Bucs had to abandon the run game early. By halftime, the team was down 35-0. Rainey was targeted three times in the passing game, but failed to come up with a catch. Rainey is on a bye Week 7.

Josh Allen
No Updates
Jorvorskie Lane
News
The NFL suspended Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane two games for violating league policy on performance-enhancing substances. He has played in every game this season, serving as a lead blocker and rushing twice for 56 yards.
Injury
Suspension - Eligible to return Week 10 vs. Atlanta
Robert Herron
News
The Buccaneers backup pass catchers did little Week 6.

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins led the way, hauling in four receptions for 58 yards. Robert Herron managed two catches for 31 yards. Brandon Myers also caught two balls, gaining 29 yards. The Bucs are on a bye Week 7.

Michael Koenen
News
The Buccaneers have signed guards Roger Allen and Howard Barbieri as well as linebacker Dom DeCicco. To make room for them they waived cornerback Mason Robinson and tackles Brice Schwab and Jason Weaver

Additionally, punter Michael Koenen was removed from the Non-Football Injury list. 

Dane Fletcher
News
Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster, who dislocated his shoulder Week 2, has been officially ruled out of Thursday's game in Atlanta. Dane Fletcher is expected to replace him.
T.J. Fatinikun
News
The Buccaneers added fullback Ian Thompson and defensive end T.J. Fatinikun to their practice squad.
Russell Shepard
News
Several Buccaneers receivers and running backs made small contributions in a Week 4 upset of Pittsburgh.

The most significant were tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and wideout Russell Shepard. The former caught three passes for 44 yards while the latter snagged two for 30 yards.

Fellow wideout Solomon Patton made the most of his opportunity, racing 19 yards on an end-around. Jorvorskie Lane added one carry for two yards while Bobby Rainey managed the same yardage on four attempts while catching one pass for 16 yards. 

Gerald McCoy
News
Buccaneers All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy did not hold back Thursday when talking about the team's defensive struggles. He said the defense has been "soft" through six games, per ESPN.

"Yeah. I mean if you look out there on tape and you see a bunch of guys sitting on blocks, are you not earning the title of being soft?'' McCoy said. "I mean, guys get so sensitive around the league, but we have to be men. This is a man's league. This is a man's league and we're professionals. Guys have issues with criticism. I've been getting criticized since I've been in the NFL, and I don't even feel it anymore. It is what it is.''

The Buccaneers rank last in total defense (422.8 yards per game) and last in scoring defense (34 points per game).

"I think we're making too many excuses,'' McCoy said. "There's always a reason why this is happening or why that's happening. It has to stop. We just have to say, 'OK, I did wrong, I didn't win that one, I have to win the next one and the one after that.' If you win 70 percent of your battles, you have a shot to win, simple as that."

Matthew Masifilo
News
Safety Mark Barron (hamstring) and linebacker Dekoda Watson are two of the injured Buccaneers on the Sunday inactive report.

Others on the list are linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud, defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo, guard Carl Nicks, running back Lonnie Pryor and defensive end Scott Solomon.

Oniel Cousins
News
The Buccaneers signed former Browns guard Oniel Cousins to a one-year deal.
Brandon Dixon
News
The Buccaneers have activated defensive back Brandon Dixon off their practice squad onto their live roster.

The rookie sixth round pick was cut last week by the Jets and signed by Tampa Bay.

Bradley McDougald
News
The Buccaneers should have a number of players available Week 3 against Tampa.

Da'Quan Bowers, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Demar Dotson, William Gholston, Logan Mankins and Bradley McDougald were all active for Thursday's game. All six players were probable coming into the game.

Michael Johnson was listed as questionable, but should also be able to play. 

Cameron Brate
No Updates
Alterraun Verner
News
Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner took part in full team drills Tuesday, a significant step in his return from a tweaked hamstring. The team hopes he can play Saturday against the Dolphins but is more concerned with getting him ready for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener.

"It's definitely progressing," Verner told the team's website.

Keith Tandy
News
Linebacker Brandon McGee (knee) is the lone Buccaneers player ruled out for the Sunday game against Minnesota. Cornerback Johnthan Banks (neck) is the only teammate on the Friday injury report not deemed questionable.

That group includes linebacker Jonathan Casillas (hamstring), tackle Anthony Collins (knee), safety Dashon Goldson (ankle), wide receiver Vincent Jackson (rib), quarterback Josh McCown (thumb) and defensive back Keith Tandy (hamstring.

Goldson and McCown both went from limited in practice to full participation Friday. Jackson has been limited throughout.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 8 vs. Minnesota
Marcus Thigpen
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The Dolphins released running back Marcus Thigpen from their practice squad and signed defensive back Rod Sweeting to the squad, reports the Palm Beach Post.
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