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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
1-0-0 2-1-0
1-0-0 1-2-0
1-2-0 1-2-0
0-1-0 1-2-0

Top Buccaneers News

  • Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Questionable for Sunday

    Smith (elbow) is questionable for Sunday against the Chiefs after logging limited practices all week, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Smith sat out Week 3 against the Packers with the injury, and he still may not be ready to return. Laine adds in her tweet that Smith will be a game-time decision, so news of his status will likely have to wait until Sunday. If he is unable to play, Brandon Walton should draw the start at left tackle again.

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  • Buccaneers' Breshad Perriman: Unlikely to play in Week 4

    Perriman (knee/hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest versus the Chiefs, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    While Mike Evans will be back from a one-game suspension and all of Chris Godwin (hamstring/rest), Julio Jones (knee/rest) and Russell Gage (hamstring/rest) are questionable this weekend, Perriman appears unlikely to play due to knee and hamstring issues. If any of Godwin, Jones or Gage also are sidelined Sunday, Scotty Miller and Jaelon Darden are the other candidates to mix into the Bucs' receiving corps.

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  • Buccaneers' Akiem Hicks: Won't play vs. Kansas City

    Hicks (foot) did not participate at practice Friday and is listed as out for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Hicks will sit out for a second consecutive week after he sustained a plantar fascia tear in his foot Week 2 at New Orleans. The Pro Bowler will likely need to participate in practice in some capacity next week if he's going to be able to play Week 5 versus Atlanta, and for now Rakeem Nunez-Roches will continue to eat up the majority of the fill-in reps.

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  • Buccaneers' Russell Gage: Technically deemed questionable

    Gage (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    It's the fourth straight week he's been listed as questionable with the same hamstring injury, and he's yet to miss a game. Gage even put together a big stat line last week, with 12 catches for 87 yards and a touchdown in a 14-12 loss to the Packers. He's unlikely to see that many looks Week 4 with Mike Evans back from suspension, but there's a shot Gage works as the No. 2 receiver with both Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) categorized as game-time decisions. The Chiefs and Bucs play on Sunday Night Football, which means inactive lists come out around 6:50 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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  • Buccaneers' Julio Jones: Deemed questionable

    Jones (knee), who likely will be a game-time decision, is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Jones and Chris Godwin (hamstring) are considered game-time calls ahead of the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff, while Russell Gage (hamstring) is listed as questionable but has been playing through the same injury all season and had his best game yet last week. Jones was held out of practice Friday after limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday, with coach Todd Bowles explaining that the team needs to see how the wideout feels after a couple days of activity followed by a couple days of rest. Bowles said the team should have a better idea this weekend about whether Jones is truly ready to play after missing the past two games.

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  • Buccaneers' Chris Godwin: Listed as questionable

    Godwin (hamstring), a likely game-time decision, is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with Kansas City, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    It's a suboptimal situation for fantasy managers with three of Tampa's top four wide receivers listed as questionable for the Sunday night game, though Russell Gage (hamstring) at least seems highly likely to play through his injury for a fourth straight week. Godwin and Julio Jones (knee), on the other hand, will be treated as game-time decisions, according to coach Todd Bowles. Godwin sandwiched two limited practices around a DNP on Thursday this week, while Jones practiced the first two days before sitting out Friday. Barring further updates, both players need to be viewed as truly questionable ahead of the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff this Sunday.

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  • Buccaneers' Julio Jones: Could be game-time call

    Jones (knee) could be a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Jones was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday, but coach Todd Bowles said the real question is how the veteran wideout's body responds after a day of rest. The Bucs thus may treat both Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Jones as game-time decisions, with the latter seemingly more likely to play. Breshad Perriman, meanwhile, will be listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury, which leaves Scotty Miller as the No. 3 receiver in the unlikely event of both Godwin and Jones sitting out another week. Mike Evans is back from a one-game suspension, and Russell Gage (hamstring) is coming off his best game of the season in Week 3.

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  • Buccaneers' Chris Godwin: Headed for game-time decision

    Coach Todd Bowles said Godwin (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Chiefs, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Bowles said the same is true for Julio Jones, who was a limited practice participant all week after missing the past two games with a hip injury. Breshad Perriman, meanwhile, will be listed as doubtful with a hamstring issue, though he might've been sliding back to a depth role this week even if he'd remained healthy. Godwin appears truly questionable entering the weekend and likely will be listed as such on the Bucs' final injury report.

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  • Buccaneers' Breshad Perriman: No practice Thursday

    Perriman (knee/hamstring) didn't practice Thursday.

    Perriman was able to play through a knee injury Weeks 2 and 3 en route to a cumulative 6-89-1 line on nine targets. Even if he's able to make himself available Sunday against the Chiefs, he has yet to practice this week, while all of Chris Godwin (hamstring), Julio Jones (knee) and Russell Gage (hamstring) have managed at least one capped session. As a result, Perriman seems like the least likely of the aforementioned wide receivers to be available this weekend, which could be confirmed as of the release of Friday's injury report.

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  • Buccaneers' Russell Gage: Another limited showing

    Gage (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

    Both Gage and Julio Jones (knee) had a cap on their reps in the second session of Week 4 prep, while Chris Godwin (hamstring) was given a veteran rest day Thursday, and Breshad Perriman (knee/hamstring) has yet to practice this week. Among the quartet, Gage and Jones seem like the best bets to work alongside Mike Evans on Sunday against the Chiefs, but Friday's injury report may clear up the overall situation upon its release.

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  • Buccaneers' Julio Jones: Stays limited Thursday

    Jones (knee) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.

    Jones maintained his activity level from one day prior as he attempts to gain clearance for game action for the first time since Week 1, the result of a partially torn PCL in his knee. Friday's practice report may provide some clarity into Jones' potential to play Sunday versus the Chiefs, along with that of fellow wide receivers Chris Godwin (hamstring), Russell Gage (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee/hamstring).

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  • Buccaneers' Chris Godwin: Rest day Thursday

    Godwin (hamstring) received a veteran rest day Thursday, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    One day removed from logging a limited practice for the first time since injuring his hamstring in the season opener, Godwin got the day off Thursday. His activity level at Friday's session may provide insight into his potential to return Sunday against the Chiefs, but at this point he seems destined to enter the weekend with a 'questionable' designation.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 86.0
(25th)
224.3
(22nd)
297.3
(27th)
Def. 79.3
(5th)
229.7
(13th)
289.0
(4th)

Injuries

Player Injury
C. Godwin WR Chris Godwin WR Hamstring
J. Jones WR Julio Jones WR Knee - PCL
R. Gage WR Russell Gage WR Hamstring
A. Hicks DE Akiem Hicks DE Foot
B. Perriman WR Breshad Perriman WR Knee

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