NFL Player News

  • Kenny Stills WR | MIA

    Texans' Kenny Stills: Limited Tuesday

    Stills (quadriceps) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Stills opens the short week as questionable for Thanksgiving Day against the Lions. He hasn't played more than 28 snaps in any one game this season, but could get a bump in playing time with Randall Cobb (toe) ruled out Thursday. The caveat being that Stills is an outside-the-numbers receiver while Cobb operates in the slot, a spot more favorable to Keke Coutee.

  • Buccaneers' Jason Pierre-Paul: Disruptive night in loss

    Pierre-Paul recorded six tackles (four solo), an interception and an additional defensed pass in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Monday night.

    The veteran edge rusher wreaked havoc on Jared Goff early in the second quarter, picking off a pass intended for Darrell Henderson in the left flat and returning it 15 yards to the Rams' 22-yard line. While the Buccaneers could only parlay the excellent field position into a field goal, the pick was Pierre-Paul's latest impact play in a season that's now seen him record 7.5 sacks, two total interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He'll look to help the Tampa Bay defense meet the formidable challenge of Patrick Mahomes and his arsenal of weapons in a Week 12 interconference battle against the Chiefs.

  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Nabs second interception

    Whitehead posted seven tackles (four solo), including one for loss, and recorded an interception in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Monday night.

    The third-year safety came up with one of few positive plays for the Buccaneers secondary on a night when Jared Goff lit them up for 376 yards and three touchdowns, picking off the Rams quarterback at his 46-yard line midway through the fourth quarter and the Buccaneers down by a touchdown. Whitehead's timely pick led to a game-tying score on the short field for Tampa Bay and qualified as his second of the season. Despite also producing a solid 56 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble through 11 games, Whitehead has had his share of troubles in coverage, allowing a 72.2 percent completion rate on the 18 throws he's faced as a primary defender.

  • Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Second-best tackle total in loss

    Winfield collected nine tackles (four solo) in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Monday night.

    The rookie safety and his secondary mates were extremely busy on a night when Jared Goff completed 39 of 51 pass attempts, which helped lead to the second-highest tackle total of Winfield's career thus far. The 22-year-old's numbers Monday night were especially welcome after he uncharacteristically posted just a single stop in the Week 10 win over the Panthers. Winfield will look to keep up his individual momentum and also help the Buccaneers secondary to a better performance in an unenviable matchup against the Chiefs in Week 12.

  • Devin White ILB | TB

    Buccaneers' Devin White: Another prolific tackle tally

    White furnished nine tackles (five solo), including one for loss, and was credited with a quarterback hit in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Monday night.

    The second-year linebacker exceeded the 91 stops he'd tallied during his rookie 2019 campaign over 13 games with Monday night's effort, which marked his sixth game with at least nine tackles this season. White has also proven good for the occasional sack in coordinator Todd Bowles' scheme, already recording five, all between Weeks 6 and 8. White will look to keep up the stellar IDP production in what should be another busy day for the Tampa Bay defense in a Week 12 interconference showdown with the Chiefs.

  • Kenjon Barner: Reverts to practice squad

    Barner reverted to the Buccaneers' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction report.

    Barner was the primary return man for the Buccaneers on Monday, returning three punts for 19 yards and one kickoff for 24 yards. He now heads back down to the practice squad but could be called up for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs if Jaydon Mickens remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list another week.

  • Ashton Dulin WR | IND

    Colts' Ashton Dulin: Receives return designation

    Dulin (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.

    Dulin landed on injured reserve with the knee issue in early November, but he's been cleared to return to practice this week. The 23-year-old is eligible to be activated for Sunday's matchup with Tennessee, though it's unclear if he'll have enough practice time to reach game readiness.

  • Lavonte David ILB | TB

    Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Nine tackles Monday

    David recorded nine tackles (eight solo) and a pass defensed across 72 defensive snaps in Monday's loss to the Rams.

    The Buccaneers' leading tackler on the season continues his outstanding 2020 campaign, as he now has 82 tackles (61 solo) on the year. He also has five passes defensed, 1.5 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble while playing in 100 percent of the defensive snaps so far this season.

  • Ross Travis TE | NYJ

    Jets' Ross Travis: Bumps to active roster

    Travis was promoted to the Jets' active roster from the practice squad Tuesday.

    The 27-year-old was restored to the practice squad from the COVID-19 list Monday, and it didn't take long for him to make his way to the active roster. Travis appeared in one game earlier this season and played three offensive snaps.

  • Buccaneers' Sean Murphy-Bunting: 10 tackles Monday

    Murphy-Bunting recorded 10 tackles (five solo) across 58 defensive snaps in Monday's loss to the Rams.

    Murphy-Bunting was the leading tackler for the Buccaneers on Monday, bringing his season total to 47 (33 solo). It was the second-year corner's highest single-game tackle count of his career. He'll look to keep up the high level of play Sunday against the Chiefs.