Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Dirk Koetter
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense8th90.6 (26th)272.9 (4th)
Defense31st117.5 (23rd)260.6 (32nd)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
06/22/18QBJameis WinstonSuspensionSUSPENDWinston (suspension), whose $20.9 million fifth-year team option for 2019 is only guaranteed against injury, could be released by the team for any other reason at any time before March 13 of next year without related financial penalty, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

If Winston doesn't suffer any injury during the 2018 campaign that carries over into next offseason, the Bucs retain the right to revoke the option at any time before 4pm ET on March 13, 2019, the beginning of the new league year. That contingency officially became part of the overall conversation regarding Winston on Thursday, when the NFL publicly announced his three-game suspension for violation of the league's personal conduct policy. Laine further reports that Winston is owed $3.89 million for the 2018 campaign (he'll forfeit $124,411.76 of that in the form of the three game checks he'll miss, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports), but that the Bucs would naturally be off the hook for all or part of that in the unlikely scenario they sought out and found a trade partner for the embattled fourth-year quarterback before the fifth day of training camp. They could also opt to release Winston altogether at some point during the remainder of the current calendar year, which would trigger a $4,9 million hit in dead cap money according to Spotrac. However, what seems the most conceivable -- although still relatively improbable for the time being -- in terms of a divorce is the Bucs opting to move on from Winston next offseason if they remain dissatisfied with his personal conduct, on-field performance or a combination of the two. As per the terms of his suspension, the 24-year-old is eligible to fully participate in training camp and preseason games. However, he'll then be forced to leave the team after the final preseason contest and remain away from the facility until Tuesday, Sept. 25, the first day of Week 4 of the coming season.

(Updated 06/29/2018)
05/13/18DBJordan WhiteheadHamstringQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)
05/03/18LBJack CichyKnee - ACLQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)
04/19/18LBKendell BeckwithAnkleQUESTIONABLEBeckwith, who suffered a fractured ankle in a single-car accident April 17 and had surgery the same day, is back rehabbing at the team facility, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The second-year linebacker has also been participating in team meetings and is getting around the facility with the aid of a scooter. Beckwith's recovery timeline remains unclear, but he appears to be on the road to open training camp as at the very least a limited participant.

(Updated 05/06/2018)
02/05/18DBJustin EvansAnkleQUESTIONABLEEvans (ankle) could be placed on injured reserve later this week, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

One of several Buccaneers players to exit Monday's 24-21 loss to the Falcons due to injury, Evans looks like he could be dealing with more than a minor ankle issue. With the Buccaneers out of playoff contention, there's little for the team to gain by running its starting safety out for the final two contests of the season at less than full health. If Evans is in fact shut down, Chris Conte and Keith Tandy could pick up more snaps in the secondary.

(Updated 12/19/2017)
02/05/18LBCole GardnerUndisclosedQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)
02/05/18LBAdarius GlantonLower LegQUESTIONABLETaylor, who legally changed his last name during the offseason, is looking to bounce back from the broken leg that ended his 2017 campaign in Week 15, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official website reports.

Formerly known as Adarius Glanton, the linebacker logged 284 snaps on defense and 213 on special teams last season, posting a career-best stat line of 31 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 14 games. Assuming his recovery goes as planned, he'll provide depth behind Tampa Bay's starting linebacker group of Lavonte David, Kwon Alexander and Kendell Beckwith, potentially joining the starting lineup if one of the three is injured. Taylor may not be ready for the offseason program, as his recovery timeline was estimated at 4-to-6 months.

(Updated 04/03/2018)
02/05/18DBVernon HargreavesHamstringQUESTIONABLEHargreaves (hamstring), who struggled with both injury and play last season, is expected by general manager Jason Licht to rebound in 2018, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The 2016 first-round pick finished the season on injured reserve after hurting his hamstring in a Week 10 game against the Jets and never recovering sufficiently to even make it back on the practice field. It was a fittingly disappointing conclusion to a lackluster sophomore campaign for Hargreaves, who did not intercept a pass over the eight-plus games he participated in and was part of a secondary that allowed the fourth-highest completion percentage (67.6) over the course of the season. Hargreaves struggled early in 2017 while playing the outside and was beginning to transition to more nickel corner work before his injury. Licht emphasized that despite Hargreaves' struggles last season, he's still viewed as aptly capable of bouncing back with the benefit of a clean bill of health in 2018, and that he remains valued for his on-field versatility. "The corners that can play both inside and outside, they come in handy, especially if they can play them both well," said Licht. "Vernon fits that definition of the guy that can do both. I had a lot of positive conversations with Vernon at the end of the year and I'm excited about where his mind is right now. I think he's going to have a pretty good year this year."

(Updated 03/11/2018)
02/05/18DLDaVonte LambertWristQUESTIONABLELambert (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Lambert dislocated his wrist in Saturday's exhibition. He's unlikely to come off IR until season's end, barring an injury settlement.

(Updated 09/01/2017)
02/05/18DLStevie Tu'ikolovatuKnee - MCLQUESTIONABLETu'iklolovatu (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Tu'iklolovatu damaged the MCL and meniscus in his right knee. Fortunately, he should be able to return in time for the 2018 campaign.

(Updated 09/01/2017)
01/11/18TEAlan CrossGroinQUESTIONABLECross underwent sports hernia surgery in Philadelphia on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Cross played through the injury all year and is expected to recover in time for offseason workouts this spring.

(Updated 01/11/2018)
12/31/17LBDevante BondAnkleQUESTIONABLEBond (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Because of Friday's doubtful designation this isn't much of a surprise, and it won't shake up the Bucs' defensive dynamic since he has just 14 tackles (12 solo) through 14 games.

(Updated 12/31/2017)