Dotson underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee but is expected to be back for training camp, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Dotson was placed on injured reserve in late November after suffering a torn PCL, but additional surgery was now required on his meniscus. As a result, Dotson will be held out of OTAs and the team's offseason minicamp, but with the belief that he'll be healthy enough for training camp, Dotson doesn't appear to be in danger of missing any time in the regular season.
It would have been surprising had the Buccaneers not brought Dotson back considering the veteran right tackle was enjoying one of the best seasons of his career before tearing up his knee in late November. It isn't clear where Dotson stands in his recovery from said injury, but there doesn't seem to be much concern he'll miss a significant portion of Tampa Bay's offseason program.
Dotson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The right tackle suffered a torn PCL in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Falcons, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN.com.
Dotson was able to fight through the knee injury and stay in the game Sunday, but follow-up scans prompted the Buccaneers to shut the lineman down for the season. The 32-year-old Dotson had been enjoying a solid campaign despite playing through a hamstring injury prior to hurting his knee. Caleb Benenoch and Kevin Pamphile are the top candidates to fill in at right tackle over the Buccaneers' final five games.
Dotson (knee) returned to Sunday's game against the Falcons, Roy Cummings of WFLA NewsChannel 8 reports.
Dotson was out for less than a series, and he'll resume his role at right tackle.
Dotson injured his knee Sunday against the Falcons and is questionable to return, Roy Cummings of WFLA NewsChannel 8 reports.
The veteran has started every game this season, but Caleb Benenoch will fill in at right tackle for the time being.
|4||9/30/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|6||10/14/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||0|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||2|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||15|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||16|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||16|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||3|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||13|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||11|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||2|
|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|