The Buccaneers activated Minter from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Minter missed last weekend's divisional-round win over the Saints while on the list, but he's since cleared all health-related protocols and is able to return to the roster. The veteran linebacker should fill a depth role during Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers.
Minter was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Minter either tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with an infected person. If he's merely a close contact, Minter will be available for Sunday's playoff matchup against the Saints as long as he continues to test negative. Minter's role will drop off significantly regardless, as Devin White will return to this lineup this week.
Minter provided nine tackles (six solo) and defensed a pass in the Buccaneers' 44-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
The veteran linebacker did a solid job while stepping in for Devin White (reserve/COVID-19), pacing the team in tackles in the big victory. Minter appeared in all 16 games for the Buccaneers this season, but the overwhelming bulk of his game action had come on special teams until he logged a whopping 72 snaps Sunday. Minter finished the regular season with 15 tackles (10 solo) and the defensed pass against the Falcons, but he'll be right back out there again in Saturday night's wild-card matchup against Washington with White already ruled out for that contest as well.
Minter signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Minter is set to return for a third straight season as a depth option in Tampa Bay's linebacker corps. He started four games in 2019 while Devin White battled injuries, during which span he notched an impressive 30 total tackles and two defended passes.
Minter made 10 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Saints.
Although Devin White (knee) was active for this contest, Minter logged his fourth straight start and looked solid again. This was the third time in four games that Minter notched at least nine tackles. It wasn't revealed why White didn't play in this contest, but Minter may have earned himself a rotational role even when White returns.
Minter totaled nine tackles (five solo), including two for loss, and one pass defensed in the Buccaneers' 55-40 win over the Rams on Sunday.
Minter drew a second consecutive start for Devin White (knee) and excelled, co-leading the team in tackles and equaling a season high in the process. The veteran LSU product doesn't slot in as a starter when White is healthy, so despite his strong production on the first-team defense against the Rams, Minter doesn't quite carry the IDP value over the long term that his Week 4 numbers would imply.
Minter will start for Devin White (knee) in Sunday's Week 3 tilt against the Giants, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The veteran turned in a solid six-tackle effort versus the 49ers in the opener as a member of the first unit and will return to the starting lineup in White's stead. Minter will look to help Todd Bowles' unit contain a Giants offense helmed by first-time starter Daniel Jones and all-world running back Saquon Barkley.
Minter recorded eight total tackles over 73 of 79 possible defensive snaps in Thursday's 20-14 win over Carolina.
Minter also logged 13 snaps on special teams (52 percent) Thursday. The 28-year-old took over for Devin White after he exited in the first quarter with a knee injury. Minter certainly took advantage of the extra reps Thursday after not seeing a single defensive snap in Week 1's loss to the 49ers. If White isn't able to recover over the Buccaneers' extended time off, Minter would likely be Tampa Bay's favorite to fill in moving forward.
Minter agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Minter has experience working with coach Bruce Arians from his time in Arizona. He played sparingly for the Bucs last season, appearing in five games and playing just 83 total snaps. Minter will have a chance to advance up the depth chart with Kwon Alexander heading to San Francisco.
Minter (calf) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Minter suffered a calf injury during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Saints. With the depth linebacker now sidelined, Cameron Lynch and Riley Bullough could be in line for increased offensive snaps. Tight end Tanner Hudson takes Minter's spot on the 53-man roster.
Minter sustained a calf injury and will not return to Sunday's game against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Minter will be unavailable for the remainder of Sunday's game. Cameron Lynch is the remaining reserve linebacker active for the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers re-signed Minter on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Minter was with the Buccaneers in Week 8 and recorded one tackle on special teams. He spent four seasons with the Cardinals and has 257 career tackles.
The Buccaneers released Minter on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Minter agreed to a deal with Tampa Bay on Oct. 23 and totaled one tackle on special teams in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Bengals. The 27-year-old linebacker has 256 career tackles and will look to join another squad in search of depth.
Minter signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Minter worked out for Tampa Bay earlier Tuesday after spending the preseason with the Jets and the 2017 campaign with the Bengals, when he racked up 32 tackles in nine games. The 2013 second-rounder will now give the Bucs the depth at linebacker they desperately need after Kwon Alexander (knee) and Jack Cichy (knee) were both lost to torn ACLs over the weekend.
Minter was let go by the Jets on Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Following an injury-plagued 2017 campaign during which Minter logged only 32 tackles across nine games, it seems that a comeback season with the Jets wasn't in the cards. Minter will look to turn his career around elsewhere and attempt to return to 2015-16 form, a two-season stretch in which the fifth-year pro racked up 175 tackles in 32 games with the Cardinals.
Minter signed a contract with the Jets on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Minter disappointed on a one-year deal with the Bengals in 2017, accruing just 32 tackles in nine games after racking up 175 tackles in 32 games during his previous two seasons with the Cardinals. Injuries were largely to blame, as Minter dislocated his elbow in October before sustaining a season-ending hamstring injury in Week 14. He'll look to turn his career around with a Jets team that already has 2016 first-rounder Darron Lee and offseason acquisition Avery Williamson at inside linebacker.
Minter (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Friday, ending his season, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
This season has been difficult for Minter, whether it's the elbow injury that kept him out four weeks in the middle of the campaign, or this sudden hamstring injury that will sideline him for the remaining three contests. The fifth-year pro had 32 tackles (16 solo) through nine games. Vincent Rey will likely fill in at middle linebacker for a battered Bengals linebacker corps.
Minter (hamstring) has yet to participate in practice this week, Jim Owczarski of Cincinnati.com reports.
Minter popped up on the injury report this week after logging 34 defensive snaps Sunday against the Bears -- his second highest snap count of the season. The Bengals could be extremely thin at linebacker in Week 15, considering that Vontaze Burfict (concussion) and Nick Vigil (ankle) have both missed practice time this week as well.
Minter (elbow) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Minter's missed the past four games with an elbow injury, so his full participation Wednesday is a significant development. He seems in line to play Sunday against the Browns and take back a starting role at middle linebacker.
Minter (elbow) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Minter will miss his fourth straight game since dislocating his elbow against Pittsburgh in Week 6. Veteran linebacker Vincent Rey will continue to start at middle linebacker while Minter remains sidelined.
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|Sun 09/20||vs CAR||W 31-17||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ DEN||W 28-10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs LAC||W 38-31||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 10/08||@ CHI||L 19-20||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs GB||W 38-10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||@ LV||W 45-20||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 11/02||@ NYG||W 25-23||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs NO||L 3-38||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ CAR||W 46-23||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 11/23||vs LAR||L 24-27||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||vs KC||L 24-27||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||vs MIN||W 26-14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||@ ATL||W 31-27||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 12/26||@ DET||W 47-7||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||vs ATL||W 44-27||6||3||9||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sat 01/09||@ WAS||W 31-23||3||3||6||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 01/24||@ GB||W 31-26||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 02/07||vs KC||W 31-9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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