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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Dirk Koetter
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense12th115.3 (11th)250.0 (16th)
Defense13th113.2 (20th)237.5 (13th)
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38Adjei-Barimah, Jude CB5-112007/21/19922Bowling Green State
19Aguayo, Roberto K6-02075/17/1994RFlorida State
58Alexander, Kwon MLB6-12278/3/19942Louisiana State
9Anger, Bryan P6-320510/6/19885California
91Ayers, Robert DE6-32759/6/19858Tennessee
27Banks, Johnthan CB6-218510/3/19894Mississippi State
43Barber, Peyton RB5-112256/27/1994RAuburn
77Benenoch, Caleb T6-53058/2/1994RUCLA
84Brate, Cameron TE6-52357/3/19912Harvard
78Cherilus, Gosder T6-73166/28/19849Boston College
23Conte, Chris SS6-22032/23/19896California
45Cross, Alan RB6-12455/2/1993RMemphis
54David, Lavonte OLB6-12331/23/19905Nebraska
48DePaola, Andrew LS6-22307/28/19873Rutgers
69Dotson, Demar T6-931510/11/19858Southern Mississippi
13Evans, Mike WR6-52318/21/19933Texas A&M
92Gholston, William DE6-62817/31/19914Michigan State
53Glanton, Adarius OLB6-12309/21/19903Florida Atlantic
8Glennon, Mike QB6-622512/12/19894North Carolina State
4Griffin, Ryan QB6-521011/17/19893Tulane
24Grimes, Brent CB5-101857/19/198310Shippensburg
28Hargreaves, Vernon CB5-102046/3/1995RFlorida
68Hawley, Joe C6-330210/22/19887Nevada-Las Vegas
67Hughes, John DE6-23204/27/19885Cincinnati
11Humphries, Adam WR5-111956/24/19932Clemson
95Jones, Howard DE6-42382/10/19902Shepherd
75Lambert, Davonte DE6-22826/23/1994RAuburn
52Lynch, Cameron LB6-02298/4/19932Syracuse
74Marpet, Ali G6-43074/17/19932Hobart
22Martin, Doug RB5-92231/13/19895Boise State
16Martino, Freddie WR6-01959/7/19911North Greenville
93McCoy, Gerald DT6-43002/25/19887Oklahoma
98McDonald, Clinton DT6-22971/6/19878Memphis
30McDougald, Bradley FS6-120911/15/19904Kansas
18Murphy, Louis WR6-22005/11/19878Florida
82Myers, Brandon TE6-32569/4/19858Iowa
64Pamphile, Kevin G6-531011/27/19903Purdue
26Robinson, Josh DB5-102001/8/19915Central Florida
32Rodgers, Jacquizz RB5-62052/6/19906Oregon State
89Shepard, Russell WR6-11959/17/19904Louisiana State
10Shorts, Cecil WR6-020212/22/19876Mount Union
30Smith, Antone RB5-91929/17/19857Florida State
76Smith, Donovan T6-63386/23/19932Penn State
62Smith, Evan G6-23087/19/19867Idaho State
51Smith, Daryl OLB6-22503/14/198213Georgia Tech
29Smith, Ryan CB5-111899/7/1993RNorth Carolina Central
57Spence, Noah DE6-22511/8/1994REastern Kentucky
97Spence, Akeem DT6-130711/29/19914Illinois
88Stocker, Luke TE6-52537/17/19886Tennessee
73Sweezy, J.R. G6-52984/8/19895North Carolina State
37Tandy, Keith SS5-102052/12/19895West Virginia
21Verner, Alterraun CB5-1018712/13/19887UCLA
71Ward, Channing DT6-42799/17/1992RMississippi
66Wester, Leonard T6-63051/3/1993RMissouri Western State
3Winston, Jameis QB6-42311/6/19942Florida State
Injured Players
59Bond, Devante (IR) OLB6-12367/3/1993ROklahoma
83Jackson, Vincent (IR) WR6-52301/14/198312Northern Colorado
94Johnson, George (IR) DE6-426512/11/19875Rutgers
15Reedy, Bernard (IR) WR5-917512/31/19911Toledo
34Sims, Charles (IR) RB6-02119/19/19903West Virginia
56Smith, Jacquies (IR) DE6-22603/18/19903Missouri
Practice Squad
61Allen, Josh C6-331512/30/19911Louisiana-Monroe
 Coe, Rodney DT6-33055/18/1993RAkron
35Elliott, Javien DB5-111767/18/1993RFlorida State
 Elston, Trae DB5-111762/16/1994RMississippi
72Gottschalk, Ben C6-52932/15/19921Southern Methodist
44Hansbrough, Russell RB5-919511/19/1993RMissouri
39Johnson, Isaiah DB6-020910/14/1992RSouth Carolina
 Russell, Ryan DE6-52751/17/19922Purdue
 Westbrook, Tevin TE6-52371/17/19931Florida
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Tampa Bay6-5313.06-3279.626.12134
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Position Listing
Andrew DePaola
The Buccaneers re-signed long-snapper Andrew DePaola and waived cornerback Anthony Gaitor, the team announced.
Noah Spence
The Buccaneers have officially ruled Spence (shoulder) as active for Monday's game against the Panthers, Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reports.

Spence was labeled questionable for Monday's game after being limited at practice throughout the week. The injury was never believed to be too serious however, and was likely an example of the team exercising caution. He figures to see an increased role on the right side of the defensive line, as regular starter Robert Ayers has been ruled inactive.

Jude Adjei-Barimah
Adjei-Barimah (knee) is active Sunday against the 49ers.

Adjei-Barimah will rotate in behind Brent Grimes, Vernon Hargreaves and Alterraun Verner at cornerback.

Lavonte David
David racked up eight tackles (seven solo), including two for loss, and a sack in Sunday's 37-32 loss to the Rams.

One week after being shut out of the stat sheet completely, David bounced back with a performance much more representative of his vast talent. The Pro Bowler tallied eight stops in Week 1 as well, while the sack he recorded Sunday was his first of the season. David should have plenty of opportunities to rack up more stops when the Bucs face the run-heavy Broncos in Week 4.

Cameron Lynch
Lynch was signed to the Bucs practice squad Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 23-year-old played in all 16 games for the Rams last season, tallying four special-teams tackles. Lynch totaled 243 tackles (173 solo), including 31.5 for loss, 17 sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries over 37 career games at Syracuse from 2011-2014.

Ben Gottschalk
Got Gottschalk? The 49ers no longer do. They have announched that they have waived/injured offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk.

He originally signed with San Francisco on June 6 after spending last offseason and early in the regular season with Kansas City. He was on the Tampa Bay roster this spring before his release and pick-up by the Niners.

Johnthan Banks
Banks logged one solo tackle and an interception in Saturday's 27-21 preseason victory over the Eagles.

With the blitzing Adarius Glanton bearing down on him, Jaguars backup QB Brandon Allen threw off his back foot into the middle of the field early in the fourth quarter and right into the hands of Banks , who made a nice 19-yard return to the Jaguars' 29-yard line. Banks is firmly behind Brent Grimes, Alterraun Verner and rookie Vernon Hargreaves on the cornerback depth chart, but his previous starting experience and occasional ball-hawking ability figure to make him a valuable reserve in the secondary during the coming season.

Antone Smith
Smith received only one carry in Sunday's 34-17 victory over the NIners, gaining six yards. However, he also secured two of three targets for 41 yards.

The veteran back turned in a solid performance considering his limited opportunities and the fact that he'd just joined the team last Monday. However, Smith's familiarity with head coach Dirk Koetter's offensive system stemming from their three seasons together (2012-14) in Atlanta certainly served to help the acclimation process, allowing the seventh-year pro to contribute in the passing game. Smith's chances for touches in the running game figure to be considerably capped given the performances of Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber, but he could garner some modest production as a passing-down back. The FSU product came in to Sunday's contest having secured 15 of 18 career targets for 232 yards and three touchdowns, with all of the scores having come in 2014 as a Falcon.

Kwon Alexander
Alexander posted 10 stops Sunday against the 49ers.

Although this was Alexander's second game with double-digit tackles on the year, he's recorded at least seven stops in all but one matchup on the year. Overall, he's averaging eight tackles per game while adding a pair of sacks, an interception and a touchdown, and his versatility makes him a weekly upside option in IDP leagues.

Louis Murphy
Murphy (knee) returned to practice Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Murphy was placed on the PUP list to start this season while still recovering from last October's torn ACL. However, with Monday marking the first day he's eligible to return to practice, Murphy was able to do just that, which is an encouraging sign for his future availability. While it's still unclear when Murphy can be expected to return to game action, the Buccaneers' receiving corps will surely welcome having another option .

Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Jameis Winston
Winston completed 21 of 30 passes for 269 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 34-17 win at San Francisco.

Winston was great statistically in the first half, completing 12 of 18 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns, although he also threw an ugly interception and committed a personal foul in the red zone. He played more efficiently in the second half, tossing a well-placed jump ball to Mike Evans for a five-yard touchdown. Despite flashes of brilliance, Winston has to do a better job protecting the ball, as he's committed 12 turnovers in six games. The second-year QB has a decent matchup next week against Oakland.

Akeem Spence
Spence played a total of 17 snaps during the Buccaneers' Week 1 win over the Falcons.

Spence's back issue that kept him sidelined for part of the 2015 season appears to be a thing of the past. In all likelihood, Spence will continue to function as a depth interior lineman.

Mike Evans
Evans caught eight of 13 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-17 win at San Francisco.

Both of Evans' touchdowns came from inside the 10-yard line, and his second score showed off why he's so highly regarded, as he pointed up in the air right before Jameis Winson tossed him a jump ball in the end zone. Evans got shaken up on a big hit during a first-quarter interception by Winston, but returned on Tampa Bay's next possession and clearly looked fine. With Vincent Jackson (knee) on injured reserve, Evans should dominate the targets in the Buccaneers' passing attack, although that was already the case, as the third-year wideout had seen double-digit looks in each of the last five games. He's got a favorable matchup next week against Oakland, although they held Jacksonville's big and talented wideout Allen Robinson to just two catches for nine yards Sunday.

Alan Cross
No Updates
Donovan Smith
The Buccaneers held out wide receiver Mike Evans and left tackle Donovan Smith of practice on Monday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Evans is dealing with a lingering hamstring injury, while Donovan Smith has ailments to his foot and ankle.

Howard Jones
Jones totaled three tackles (two solo) and returned a Kirk Cousins fumble for a touchdown in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Redskins.

The 25-year-old seems to have a knack for making his presence felt in limited playing time. After notching two sacks in his first career game Oct. 11 against the Jaguars, Jones took it up a notch in Week 7, picking up a second-quarter Kirk Cousins fumble caused by teammate Jacquies Smith and rumbling 43 yards to the end zone. If he can continue making impact plays, Jones figures to receive an increasing amount of playing time in the Bucs' defensive line rotation over the coming weeks.

Caleb Benenoch
No Updates
Clinton McDonald
McDonald (hamstring) will not play against the 49ers on Sunday.

McDonald was able to return to practice after sitting out on Wednesday, but will be held out due to the lingering nature of hamstring injuries. However, he appears to have an optimistic chance of returning next week. Akeem Spence will get the start on Sunday as his replacement.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 8 vs. Oakland
Jacquies Smith
Smith totaled four tackles (all solo), two tackles for loss and two sacks in Friday's 30-13 preseason victory over the Browns.

The third-year pro put together a standout performance, often hounding the Browns' Robert Griffin III and even drawing a holding penalty on his first of two quarterback takedowns. Even if incumbent starter William Gholston retains the top left defensive end job, Smith figures to receive a heavy dose of playing time throughout the season in a variety of personnel packages. Smith has proven highly capable of making the most of his opportunities over this first pair of Bucs seasons, garnering 13.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and three passes defensed in 27 games. Given the aggressive nature of new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, the Missouri product could be in line for his best numbers yet in 2016.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Leonard Wester
No Updates
Doug Martin
Martin (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's Week 7 tilt versus the Niners, the team's official site reports.

As expected, Martin's absence will extend into Week 7 after he suffered a recent setback with his injured hamstring. Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith and Peyton Barber are all available to handle carries out of the Bucs' backfield, with Rodgers the clear lead back.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 8 vs. Oakland
Kevin Pamphile
The Buccaneers ruled running back Bobby Rainey (wrist) as probable for Sunday's game against the Packers. He was the only player on Tampa Bay's final injury report for Week 16 deemed probable.

Safety Major Wright (ribs) was ruled out. Meanwhile, the following players were deemed questionable: Cornerback Isaiah Frey (ankle), linebacker Mason Foster (Achilles), safety Dashon Goldson (shin), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (hamstring), tackle Kevin Pamphile (ankle) and wide receiver Solomon Patton (foot).

Cecil Shorts
Shorts received the start in Sunday's 34-17 victory over the 49ers but received zero targets on 31 snaps, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The veteran receiver's complete absence from the box score was the biggest surprise to come out of Sunday's victory, given Shorts' experience and solid resume as both an inside and outside receiver. It was surprisingly special teams captain Russell Shepard, he of the three career receptions heading into the Week 7 contest, that filled the void created by Vincent Jackson's (knee) absence, converting six targets into five catches for 77 yards and his first career touchdown. However, considering Shorts' previous body of work, it's safe to consider Sunday's result an outlier, one that the veteran wideout is likely to start putting behind him in a Week 8 matchup against a beatable Raiders secondary.

Vernon Hargreaves
Hargreaves played on every defensive snap in the Week 1 victory over the Falcons and received praise for his performance from head coach Dirk Koetter, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "Vernon, for his first game in the NFL, going against a guy like Julio Jones, Vernon did a nice job," coach Dirk Koetter said. "First game in the NFL, road game, loud crowd, Julio Jones, Matt Ryan, playing nickel and playing outside, he had a lot on his plate yesterday

The heralded 2016 first-round pick was thrown into the fire to start off his NFL career and acquitted himself reasonably well by all accounts. The Bucs did give up a total of 334 passing yards to Matt Ryan, but that was at least partially influenced by the Falcons trying to overcome a deficit throughout the second half. Hargreaves was joined by fellow starting corner Brent Grimes in participating on every play, with Alterraun Verner and Jude Adjei-Barimah rotating in on the nickel. The former Gator finished Sunday's game with two tackles (one solo) to his credit.

Bryan Anger
The Jaguars have listed punter Bryan Anger (groin), guard Zane Beadles (calf), center Luke Bowanko (quad), defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (shoulder) and kicker Josh Scobee (quad) as probable for Week 1 against the Eagles, the team announced.
Robert Ayers
Ayers (ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Ayers didn't practice in any capacity this week. Noah Spence will start in his place.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 8 vs. Oakland
Adarius Glanton
Glanton (knee) is questionable for Sunday's matchup with Arizona.

Since being limited in Wednesday's practice, Glanton has practiced in full since. He appears on track to suit up come game time.

Evan Smith
The Buccaneers released their final Week 14 injury report and the following players are listed as questionable: Anthony Collins, Clinton McDonald, Brandon Myers, Bobby Rainey, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Lavonte David and Mason Foster.

Major Wright, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Luke Stocker and Crezdon Butler are listed as probable. The Bucaneers take on the Lions Week 14.

Josh Robinson
Robinson saw time at safety in Monday's practice, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The veteran corner helped to even the numbers at defensive back between corners and safeties during Monday's session, given that the Bucs only kept four true safeties overall. Head coach Dirk Koetter explained the move by emphasizing the need for the team to exercise the maximum amount of roster flexibility. "We have to cross-train guys," said the coach. "Those D-linemen have to play multiple spots, offensive linemen [do as well]. When you just do the math, we kept six corners and four safeties, so usually you're only going to have three safeties up on game day, so traditionally you do train your fifth or sixth corner to play some safety and Josh is one of those guys."

Mike Glennon
Glennon completed one of five passes for minus-one yard with no touchdowns or interceptions in Wednesday's 20-13 preseason loss to the Redskins.

The Bucs' presumed No. 2 quarterback didn't see much time in before giving way to Ryan Griffin, playing early into the second quarter before departing. Glennon struggled with the soggy conditions the game was played under, completing his only pass to Brandon Myers for a loss of one yard and also losing the handle as he went to throw on another of his five attempts before falling on the ball and recovering. The performance was clearly an outlier the likes of what a preseason finale in bad weather can easily elicit, and absent an unforseen trade, Glennon is fully expected to resume his backup role behind Jameis Winston come Week 1.

Daryl Smith
Smith supplied four tackles (two solo), a half-sack and an inteception in Monday night's 17-14 win over the Panthers.

Smith tallied a season high in tackles while also getting into the sack and interception columns for the first time in 2016 as well. The 14-year veteran has not quite been able to post the type of prolific tackle numbers that he's become known for throughout his career and is currently on pace for a low-water mark in stops for a full season.

William Gholston
Gholston managed five tackles (two solo) and a fumble recovery in Monday night's 17-14 win over the Panthers.

Gholston spearheaded a depleted defensive line that was missing starters Gerald McCoy (calf) and Clinton McDonald (hamstring), as well as emerging rotation end Noah Spence (shoulder). The four-year veteran also alertly jumped on a Derek Anderson fumble early in the fourth quarter with the score tied at 14, his first recovery of the season. Gholston has been solid to date in 2016 with 17 tackles (12 solo), a half-sack and Monday's fumble recovery, but could see the return of all three of his injured teammates after Tampa's Week 6 bye.

Demar Dotson
The Buccaneers announced Monday they signed cornerback Tim Jennings. To clear a roster spot, tackle Demar Dotson (knee) was placed on short-term injured reserve, which means he will miss at least the first eight weeks of the season.
Vincent Jackson
Although the Buccaneers placed Jackson in the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, his injury hasn't been definitely confirmed as a torn ACL, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.

Jackson's ailment was first termed an ACL tear by Adam Caplan of ESPN, and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times was able to whittle it down to the wideout's left knee. If the injury is in fact to Jackson's MCL rather than the ACL, as Werder discovered, he may be able to return at some point this season. The Buccaneers would then have a quandary on its hands with regard to which player between Jackson and Charles Sims (knee) to activate from IR later this season, as each team can bring back just one such player to the 53-man roster. On the other hand, confirmation of an ACL diagnosis would result in back-to-back abbreviated campaigns for Jackson.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Adam Humphries
Humphries was all over the box score in Sunday's 34-17 win over the 49ers, securing two of three targets for 17 yards, rushing once for six yards, gaining 17 yards on one kickoff return and totaling 15 yards on a pair of punt returns. He also had two fumbles but lost neither.

Humphries' role in the offense was unchanged despite Vincent Jackson's (knee) absence, as expected. He also remains in a time share with rookie Ryan Smith on kickoff returns, but continues to hold the primary punt returner role. Of particular concern from a fantasy perspective is the dwindling target share that Humphries has endured over the last three games, during which he's only received a combined nine looks from Jameis Winston, after topping out at 12 in Week 3 versus the Rams. Given the recent pattern of reduced involvement, Humphries remains a low-end option in both season-long and DFS formats.

Trae Elston
No Updates
Luke Stocker
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.

Peyton Barber
Barber had 12 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 win at San Francisco. He was not targeted in the passing game.

Before you get excited, keep in mind that most of his production came on a 44-yard touchdown late in the game, and Jacquizz Rodgers finished with 26 carries for 154 yards. With that said, Barber seems to be second in line behind Rodgers, as Antone Smith had just one carry for six yards. As long as Doug Martin (hamstring) is out of the lineup, expect Barber to be involved as a change of pace runner. Next up for Barber will be the Raiders.

Rodney Coe
No Updates
Ryan Griffin
Griffin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 tilt versus the Rams, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Griffin's inactive status is expected to endure throughout the season as long as Jameis Winston and Mike Glennon remain healthy.

Ryan Smith
Smith is active for Sunday's matchup with the Rams.

Smith will make his regular-season debut after nursing a hand injury the first two weeks of the season. While he is active, look for his snaps to be closely monitored as the Buccaneers would hate to have the safety aggravate the injury.

Devante Bond
Bond (hamstring) has been placed on IR, Buccaneers' writer Scott Smith reports.

Bond had practiced fully for the past two weeks but was ultimately ruled out of the team's first two games. It's unclear what the specifics of his injury are but it's unlikely he plays at all this season. Josh Keyes was resigned to fill Bond's spot.

Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Charles Sims
Sims (knee) has been ruled out of Monday night's game against the Panthers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Sims' knee injury suffered last Sunday prevented him from practicing throughout the past week, thus making his expected absence Monday rather unsurprising. Nonetheless, with teammate Doug Martin (hamstring) still sidelined, Sims will be missing out on a chance to start at running back for another week. With him out, Jacquizz Rodgers figures to get that opportunity, with Peyton Barber serving as his backup versus a Panthers defense that has been far better against the run than the pass this season.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Channing Ward
No Updates
Brandon Myers
Myers (hip) secured his only target for 12 yards in Monday's 17-14 win over the Panthers.

The veteran tight end shrugged off his hip injury to log 48 snaps. Myers' 12-yard reception was his longest of the season and only his third grab of the campaign overall. With only five total targets through the first five contests, Myers is not a viable fantasy option.

Jacquizz Rodgers
Rodgers had 26 carries for a career-high 154 rushing yards and caught his lone target for nine yards in Sunday's 34-17 win at San Francisco.

Aided by a nifty 45-yard run, Rodgers had 100 rushing yards by halftime. Unfortunately, he did not score a touchdown, although he was getting lots of goal line work. The diminutive runner has been a revelation for Tampa Bay since Charles Sims hurt his knee against Denver, racking up 292 yards from scrimmage over the last two games. Considering how well Rodgers has played, expect him to continue to shoulder the load in the Buccaneers' backfield, at least until Doug Martin (hamstring) returns. He's got a strong matchup next week against Oakland.

John Hughes
Hughes was released by the Patriots on Saturday.

Hughes signed with New England on Monday, but was released before what would've been his first game with the team in order to make room on the active roster for the addition of TE Ben Scruggs.

Ali Marpet
The Buccaneers agreed to a contract with rookie offensive guard Ali Marpet on Thursday, the team announced.

Marpet was a second-round pick in the 2015 draft. With the signing, the Buccaneers have signed all seven of their 2015 draft picks.

Gosder Cherilus
Offensive lineman Gosder Cherilus agreed to a two-year contract with the Buccaneers on Monday, a source told NFL Network National Insider Ian Rapoport. Cherilus, who previously played for the Lions and Colts, was released by Indianapolis in late July.
Isaiah Johnson
No Updates
Russell Hansbrough
Hansbrough has been waived by the Buccaneers, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

Hansbrough was waived in order to make room for veteran running back Antone Smith. The undrafted rookie will now pass through waivers and will likely become a free agent.

Joe Hawley
Hawley (knee) is active Sunday against the 49ers.

Hawley was expected to play after ending the week with a pair of uninhibited practice sessions.

Tevin Westbrook
Westbrook was signed to the Bucs' practice squad Monday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The former Florida Gator and reserve tight end spent time on the Bucs practice squad last season and was elevated to the active roster in Week 17. With four tight ends currently on the active roster and the fact that he's a converted defensive lineman, Westbrook shapes up as an ongoing developmental project.

Javien Elliott
No Updates
Josh Allen
The Buccaneers cut five players Tuesday to get down to the NFL-mandated 75-man limit, with the biggest name being punter Michael Koenen

Tampa Bay decided to go with first-year punter Jacob Schum over the veteran Koenen. The rest of the Bucs' cuts include guard Josh Allen, WR Robert Herron and corner Leonard Johnson. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence was placed on the PUP list. 

Ryan Russell
Russell has been released by the Cowboys, The Dallas Morning News reports.

After getting some chances with the first team defense during OTAs, Russell failed to take advantage and finds himself on the outside of the Cowboys' 53-man roster. As a second-year player he could make his way to the practice squad if no other team picks him up, however.

Roberto Aguayo
Aguayo converted field-goal attempts of 38 and 37 yards, missed wide right from 50 yards, and was good on all four point-after tries in Sunday's 34-17 victory over the 49ers.

Aguayo continues to falter from time to time, going 5-for-8 on field goals over his last two games. He's also yet to hit from 50 yards or greater, and all but one of his six successful attempts have come from 30-39 yards away. That distance represents the minimum expectation for an NFL-caliber kicker, so although the success from that range is certainly a positive, it's also a level of production that many free agents would also likely achieve. The Bucs will eventually need their second-round pick to start paying dividends from distances of 40 yards and greater, an area of the field from which Aguayo is just 1-for-5 to date. He'll get his next opportunity to continue refining his game when the Bucs take on the Raiders in a Week 8 home tilt.

Davonte Lambert
David (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, the team's official site reports.

The Pro Bowl linebacker apparently sustained a minor shoulder ailment at some point during Week 1, but he was still on the field for all 65 defensive snaps against the Falcons. Given his full particpation Wednesday, David doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing the Week 2 tilt against the Cardinals.

Freddie Martino
Martino has been promoted to the Buccaneers' active roster, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Martino will become the Buccaneers' No. 5 wide receiver once Louis Murphy is able to return from the PUP list, but does not stand in line to see a lot of looks for the remainder of the season barring injuries to pass-catchers in front of him.

Bernard Reedy
Reedy was cut by the Buccaneers on Friday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Despite an impressive preseason finale, Reedy just wasn't impressive enough to warrant a roster spot in Tampa Bay. Reedy will likely get looks from other NFL teams given his strong performances this preseason on top of his ability to contribute on special teams.

Brent Grimes
Grimes (hamstring) collected four tackles (two solo), an interception and another pass defensed in Monday night's 17-14 victory over the Panthers.

Like many of his defensive teammates, Grimes was hurting coming into the contest, but was able to tough it out and haul in his first INT of the season in the process. His leaping fourth-quarter pick was key, as it came in the end zone on a pass intended for Greg Olsen with the score knotted at 14-14. Although the Bucs have undoubtedly sprung some leaks in the secondary to date this season, Grimes is at least providing solid tackle numbers (17), and if prior history is any indication, stands to snare a few more wayward passes before the season is through.

Russell Shepard
Shepard caught five of six targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 win at San Francisco.

Shepard made several tough grabs on Tampa Bay's penultimate possession of the first half, which culminated in his own 19-yard touchdown catch. With Vincent Jackson (knee) on injured reserve, Shepard has an opportunity to become fantasy relevant, although teammate Mike Evans dominates a lot of the action in the Buccaneers' passing game. In fact, Evans had eight catches on 13 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns Sunday. In any event, Shepard could find success next week against the Raiders.

Gerald McCoy
McCoy (calf) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt versus the Niners.

The run-stuffing tackle thus will be available to combat a makeshift Niners running attack that will feature Mike Davis and Shaun Draughn as its lead backs Sunday. McCoy's return is pivotal for a Bucs' defensive line that will be without fellow tackle Clinton McDonald (hamstring) and Robert Ayers (ankle).

George Johnson
Johnson has been placed on IR after injuring his hip in Thursday's practice.

Johnson played in 11 games for Tampa Bay last year, recording 23 tackles in two forced fumbles while seeing the field for 39.4 percent of the teams defensive snaps. It's unclear what exactly his hip injury is at this point, but it was enough for the team to officially end his season just a day after the injury. With him out, look for Cliff Matthews and Jacquies Smith to see some extra reps with the second unit.

Hip - Injured Reserve
J.R. Sweezy
Sweezy (back) did not participate in Monday's practice, the first session he was eligible to partake in after spending six weeks on the PUP list, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The offseason acquisition was inked to a deal that includes $14.5 million guaranteed to man the left guard spot, but he's yet to even take part in a practice with his new team. Sweezy's next opportunity to take the field will come Wednesday, but given the delicate nature of the herniated disk surgery that he underwent this summer, the Bucs could well err on the side of caution and delay his debut further. As per NFL rules, the team has a three-week period to decide whether or not to officially activate Sweezy or place him on season-ending injured reserve.

Back - Physically Unable to Perform
Bradley McDougald
McDougald totaled eight tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed in Monday night's 17-14 win over the Panthers.

The starting strong safety has racked up the stops the last two weeks, logging eight tackles apiece against the Broncos and Panthers. McDougald has taken to run-stopping responsibilities well in new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, as his 26 overall stops on the season through five weeks essentially have him on pace to match or potentially exceed the career-high 87 he was credited with last season. While he's yet to grab an interception and can be up-and-down in pass coverage, the 25-year-old has certainly raised his profile as an IDP option the last two games in particular.

Chris Conte
Conte totaled eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 37-32 loss to the Rams. He also recorded a fumble.

The veteran safety tied Lavonte David for the team lead in stops and has already racked up 26 tackles through three games. He also alertly picked up a fumble by the Rams' Kenny Britt early in the second quarter and provided a nifty 10-yard return. Conte is providing above-average tackle numbers out of the free safey so far this season, a trend he'll look to continue in the Week 4 matchup versus the Broncos.

Cameron Brate
Brate secured all three of his targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 34-17 victory over the 49ers.

Brate was modestly involved despite the Bucs playing without Vincent Jackson (knee), as Russell Shepard stepped up to deliver five receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown as the No. 2 receiver. The third-year pro's production is likely to continue fluctuating throughout the season and has been affected the last two games due to the Bucs finding considerable success on the ground with Jacquizz Rodgers. As such, he remains a somewhat risky proposition for fantasy purposes in any format for the time being.

Alterraun Verner
Verner, who has enjoyed a strong camp to date, made a number of impressive plays in Monday's session, the team's official site reports.

The veteran corner continues to enjoy a resurgent start to camp, making his presence felt on multiple occasions Monday. Verner separated running back Charles Sims from the ball on one play, and followed up by recovering the loose ball and returning it. He also broke up numerous passes in seven-and-seven and team drills, and looks to be a different player from the one that lost his starting position at one point in 2015.

Keith Tandy
Tandy (calf) has been declared active for Monday's tilt with the Panthers, Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reports.

Tandy missed some practice time throughout the week due to a calf injury before being officially ruled questionable for Monday's game. He figures to take on his usual role providing depth in the team's secondary.


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