Russell inked a one-year deal with the Bills on Sunday.
Russell played for the Buccaneers in 2017, playing in 14 games and drawing seven starts. He finished the season strong, racking up two sacks in the team's final two games, and should have a legitimate chance of making the Bills' final roster if he performs well in training camp
Russell (shoulder) logged one solo tackle -- a sack -- in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Saints.
The rotational defensive end finished the season on a high note, notching a sack in each of his last two contests despite fighting through a shoulder injury. The 25-year-old Russell also logged at least one tackle in each of his last six games, and he posted career bests in total stops (17), solo tackles (13) and sacks (2.0) in 2017. An impending restricted free agent, it's likely the Buccaneers extend Russell a qualifying offer at the minimum tender given his potential (24.5 tackles for loss, including 9.5 sacks, in four college campaigns) and solid showing over limited snaps this past season.
Russell (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Even as a rotational defensive end, Russell has played in more than 30 defensive snaps in eight of his last nine games, but he's posted just 12 tackles (nine solo). With Robert Ayers (shoulder) inactive Sunday, expect Russell to play a high snap count.
Russell (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Russell was a full practice participant Thursday and Friday and appears on track to play Sunday's season finale. The 25-year-old should serve his usual role as a rotational defensive end against the Saints, assuming he is able to play.
Russell (shoulder) totaled two tackles (one solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 22-19 loss to the Panthers.
The backup end logged 35 snaps with Robert Ayers (shoulder) sidelined. Russell's sack was his first of the season, and he pushed his career-high tackle total to 16 with his pair of stops. The 25-year-old could see expanded opportunity once again in Week 17 if Ayers is forced to sit out the regular-season finale.
Russell (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Russell was limited at practice Thursday and Friday, but appears to be a full go for the game Sunday. He'll backup starting defensive ends William Gholston and Patrick O'Connor.
Russell (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Panthers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Russell wasn't on the Buccaneers' injury report until logging limited practices on both Thursday and Friday, so his status for Sunday's tilt remains up in the air. If he's unable to play Sunday, Will Clark could see additional reps at defensive end behind William Gholston and Patrick O'Connor.
Russell (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
The rotational defensive end was not on Wednesday's injury report, so he may have tweaked the shoulder at some point in Thursday's session. Russell's presence would be particularly valued in Sunday's tilt against the Panthers if starter Robert Ayers, who's missed the first two days of Week 16 prep with a shoulder injury of his own, can't suit up. The final injury report of the week following Friday's session should shed more definitive light on what direction Russell is trending in.
Russell (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 14 battle with the Lions.
The reserve defensive end had been trending in the right direction toward the end of the practice week, and this report officially confirms his availability. Russell will slot back in as a rotational player Sunday, as starting defensive end Robert Ayers (concussion) is active and making his return from a two-game absence.
Russell (knee) returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
The third-year defensive end is thus trending in the right direction to take the field against the Lions in Week 14. Russell would slot back into a reserve role if he's able to suit up, as starter Robert Ayers, who'd missed the last two games due to a concussion, has cleared the league-mandated protocol for head injuries.
Russell (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
The reserve defensive end posted a solo tackle in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Packers and has 11 total stops on the season as part of the defensive line rotation. Russell logged 35 snaps against Green Bay with Robert Ayers (concussion) sidelined for the game, but he's now hampered by a knee injury of unknown severity. Russell's status will be updated before the end of the practice week, and a potential Week 14 absence on his part would be cushioned by Ayers' expected return to action for that contest.
Russell (shoulder) posted a solo tackle in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Panthers.
Russell saw his first game action since Week 5 and logged 35 snaps as part of the defensive line rotation. Russell has only notched five tackles in four games this season, but he's expected to take on a larger role now that postion mate Noah Spence (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve.
Russell (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Week 8 tilt versus the Panthers, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The defensive lineman will make his first appearance since dislocating his shoulder Week 5. Russell's availability as part of the defensive line rotation against the trio of Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey and Jonathan Stewart is particularly valued considering the Buccaneers lost Noah Spence (shoulder) to season-ending surgery this week.
Russell (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Russell was a full participant at practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week, and he seems to be trending in the right direction to play Week 8. The Buccaneers could use the depth on the defensive line, with Noah Spence (shoulder) recently placed on injured reserve and Chris Baker (ankle) also listed as questionable. If Russell is able to play Sunday, it would be his first game action since dislocating his shoulder against the Patriots in Week 5.
Russell (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Russell's participation level is encouraging, considering he's missed the last two games after dislocating his shoulder against the Patriots back in Week 5. A return Sunday against the Panthers would serve the Buccaneers' defensive line rotation well, considering that Noah Spence (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday and Chris Baker (ankle) joined Russell as a limited participant Wednesday.
Russell (shoulder) is hopeful to play in the Buccaneers' Week 8 matchup Sunday against the Panthers, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Russell has been sidelined for the Bucs' last two contests with a dislocated left shoulder but is set to be reevaluated Monday, at which point the team should have a better idea if he's ready to return to practice this week. If Russell is cleared for contact and is able to put in at least a couple of limited practices, he could be a candidate to suit up Sunday and would likely see snaps as part of the Bucs' defensive-line rotation.
Russell (shoulder) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Bills, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Russell will miss his second consecutive game after leaving early in Week 5 against the Patriots. He's been slotting in as a No. 2 defensive end, but Russell has been still playing a fair amount of snaps. With just four tackles (three solo) on the season, though, fantasy owners shouldn't lose sleep.
Russell (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's Week 6 tilt against the Cardinals, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The reserve defensive lineman is expected to be out for multiple weeks as per the result of an Oct. 7 MRI. His absence will open up playing time in the rotation for the likes of Noah Spence, Will Clarke and DaVonte Lambert.
Russell dislocated his shoulder Thursday against the Patriots and underwent an MRI on Friday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Russell is still awaiting the results of an MRI, after which the Buccaneers should have a better idea of how much time the lineman may miss, if any. On a positive note, playing Thursday night gives him a few extra days to recover ahead of the Bucs' next matchup Oct. 15 with the Cardinals.
Russell (shoulder) was ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Patriots.
Russell injured his shoulder in the first half of the contest and will now spend the remainder of the night on the sidelines. Look for more updates on his status to come Friday.
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