Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Dirk Koetter
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense18th101.0 (24th)245.4 (16th)
Defense23rd117.2 (22nd)250.8 (22nd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
38Adjei-Barimah, Jude CB5-112007/21/19923Bowling Green
58Alexander, Kwon MLB6-12278/3/19943LSU
61Allen, Josh C6-331512/30/19911Louisiana-Monroe
9Anger, Bryan P6-320510/6/19886California
82Auclair, Antony TE6-62565/28/1993RLaval University
91Ayers, Robert DE6-32759/6/19859Tennessee
70Bailey, Sterling DE6-32969/13/19921Georgia
90Baker, Chris DE6-232010/8/19876Hampton
43Barber, Peyton RB5-112256/27/19942Auburn
79Barnes, Tavaris DE6-428411/2/19913Clemson
51Beckwith, Kendell ILB6-224312/2/1994RLSU
77Benenoch, Caleb G6-53058/2/19942UCLA
59Bond, Devante OLB6-12367/3/19932Oklahoma
84Brate, Cameron TE6-52457/3/19913Harvard
44Brown, Richie LB6-22344/15/1994RMississippi State
49Bullough, Riley LB6-222811/23/1993RMichigan State
23Conte, Chris SS6-22032/23/19897California
45Cross, Alan TE6-12355/2/19932Memphis
54David, Lavonte OLB6-12331/23/19906Nebraska
69Dotson, Demar T6-931510/11/19859Southern Mississippi
17Dye, Donteea WR5-101958/20/19932Heidelberg
35Elliott, Javien DB5-111767/18/19932Florida State
21Evans, Justin SAF6-01998/26/1995RTexas A&M
13Evans, Mike WR6-52318/21/19934Texas A&M
14Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB6-222311/24/198213Harvard
30Fleming, Maurice DB5-1120212/6/1993RWest Virginia
2Folk, Nick K6-122211/5/198411Arizona
72Gardner, Cole T6-630111/11/1993REastern Michigan
92Gholston, William DE6-62817/31/19915Michigan State
53Glanton, Adarius OLB6-12309/21/19904Florida Atlantic
12Godwin, Chris WR6-12092/27/1996RPenn State
4Griffin, Ryan QB6-521011/17/19894Tulane
24Grimes, Brent CB5-101857/19/198311Shippensburg
44Hansbrough, Russell RB5-919511/19/19931Missouri
28Hargreaves, Vernon CB5-102046/3/19952Florida
60Harrison, Jarvis G6-433012/25/19912Texas A&M
68Hawley, Joe C6-330210/22/19888UNLV
36Hicks, Quayvon RB6-23517/17/1994RGeorgia
89Hill, Shaq WR5-101915/12/1993REastern Washington
 Hocker, Zach K6-01918/23/19912Arkansas
80Howard, O.J. TE6-625111/19/1994RAlabama
15Huff, Josh WR5-1120610/14/19914Oregon
34Huff, Marqueston DB5-111964/6/19924Wyoming
10Humphries, Adam WR5-111956/24/19933Clemson
11Jackson, DeSean WR5-1017512/1/198610California
46Johnson, Austin FB6-22406/16/19893Tennessee
39Johnson, Isaiah DB6-020910/14/19921South Carolina
94Johnson, George DE6-426512/11/19876Rutgers
78Kirven, Korren T6-531512/10/1994RAlabama
50Knox, Jeff LB6-22252/22/19921California (PA)
75Lambert, DaVonte DE6-22826/23/19942Auburn
70Liedtke, Michael G6-33051/15/19921Illinois State
8Liufau, Sefo QB6-323210/19/1994RColorado
52Lynch, Cameron LB6-02298/4/19933Syracuse
74Marpet, Ali G6-43074/17/19933Hobart
22Martin, Doug RB5-92231/13/19896Boise State
16Martino, Freddie WR6-01959/7/19912North Greenville
36McClain, Robert DB5-91957/22/19886Connecticut
93McCoy, Gerald DT6-43002/25/19888Oklahoma
98McDonald, Clinton DT6-22971/6/19879Memphis
33McNichols, Jeremy RB5-921412/26/1995RBoise State
41Moxey, Jonathan CB5-101881/4/1995RBoise State
46Nzeocha, Eric LB6-32184/1/1993RWyoming
64Pamphile, Kevin G6-531011/27/19904Purdue
18Reedy, Bernard WR5-917512/31/19911Toledo
31Riggs, Cody CB5-918712/28/19913Notre Dame
26Robinson, Josh DB5-102001/8/19916UCF
32Rodgers, Jacquizz RB5-62052/6/19907Oregon State
95Russell, Ryan DE6-52751/17/19923Purdue
65Sanborn, Garrison LS6-12407/31/19859Florida State
96Siliga, Sealver DT6-23454/26/19906Utah
25Sims, Blake RB5-112181/3/19921Alabama
34Sims, Charles RB6-02119/19/19904West Virginia
76Smith, Donovan T6-63386/23/19933Penn State
56Smith, Jacquies DE6-22603/18/19904Missouri
62Smith, Evan G6-23087/19/19868Idaho State
29Smith, Ryan CB5-111899/7/19932North Carolina Central
57Spence, Noah DE6-22511/8/19942Eastern Kentucky
88Stocker, Luke TE6-52537/17/19887Tennessee
67Stone, James C6-32914/26/19922Tennessee
73Sweezy, J.R. G6-52984/8/19896NC State
37Tandy, Keith SS5-102052/12/19896West Virginia
72Trattou, Justin DE6-42588/28/19886Florida
97Tu'ikolovatu, Stevie NT6-13206/28/1991RSouthern California
87Walker, Derel WR6-11886/29/19911Texas A&M
71Ward, Channing DT6-42799/17/19922Ole Miss
81Westbrook, Tevin TE6-52371/17/19931Florida
66Wester, Leonard T6-63051/3/19932Missouri Western State
27Wilcox, J.J. DB6-02122/14/19915Georgia Southern
85Wilson, Bobo WR5-91861/25/1995RFlorida State
3Winston, Jameis QB6-42311/6/19943Florida State
Injured Players
 Barnett, Deondre (IR) DE6-3239//RSouthern Illinois
 Magloire, Paul (IR) DB6-121012/16/1992RArizona
 Panfil, Evan (IR) DE6-42403/31/1995RPurdue
83Seales, Jhajuan (IR) WR6-120511/26/1993ROklahoma State
 Sperbeck, Thomas (IR) WR6-018010/21/1994RBoise State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Tampa Bay6-5311.46-3281.525.42134
 
 
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Position Listing
Korren Kirven
No Updates
Noah Spence
News
Spence (shoulder) has high expectations for himself heading into 2017, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Spence had a serviceable rookie season, notching 22 tackles (16 solo), 5.5 sacks, two passes defensed and three forced fumbles. However, he also separated his shoulder and suffered a full labrum tear in Week 4, which required him to wear a harness the rest of the season. Spence then reseparated the shoulder in the season finale against the Panthers, ultimately leading to offseason surgery. Spence is expected to be completely healthy for his second campaign and has already shed eight-to-10 pounds off his playing weight of 251 last season. That's been accompanied by an approximate five-percent reduction in body fat, which should render Spence an even more effective pass-rushing threat in the coming season.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 at Miami
Jude Adjei-Barimah
News
Adjei-Barimah (knee) will undergo surgery Sunday, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.

Surgery is expected to sideline Adjei-Barimah around four months. While it's possible his season isn't over yet, the injured reserve list remains a real possibility.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Miami
Jarvis Harrison
No Updates
Lavonte David
News
David has been particularly impressive in pass coverage during camp, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The standout linebacker has had his hands full with the pass-coverage assignments he's drawn, but he's responded in typically impressive fashion. David has blanketed the talented trio of Cameron Brate, O.J. Howard and Charles Sims (among others) at various points in camp, appearing to be more comfortable overall in his second year in defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme.

Justin Evans
News
Evans is likely to see extended action during Friday's preseason opener versus the Bengals, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

As per head coach Dirk Koetter, Evans has started to increasingly show up on practice tape after a relatively quiet start to camp. The 2017 second-round pick is also in the process of being cross-trained for both safety positions after primarily playing free safety in college and thus far in camp, so he would certainly benefit from additional reps. Koetter also noted that the coaching staff is starting to monitor the snap counts of some of the veteran players a lot closer at this stage, which should also help open up snaps for the rookie in both practices and preseason contests.

Cameron Lynch
News
Lynch saw time with the first-team defense during Tuesday's joint practice with the Jaguars, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

With projected starting strongside linebacker Devante Bond sidelined with a leg injury during the first two days of joint practices versus the Jaguars, both rookie Kendell Beckwith and now Lynch have had the opportunity to run with the starters. The 24-year-old Lynch appeared in 12 games for the Bucs last season, logging three tackles (two solo) over just nine snaps on defense. However, he saw plenty of time on special teams, logging 214 snaps on various coverage and return units. While Beckwith's pedigree, measurables and performance thus far would likely give him the edge to beat out Bond, the Bucs apparently want to see what Lynch -- who enjoyed a productive career at Syracuse -- can do against top competition.

Garrison Sanborn
No Updates
Justin Trattou
News
Trattou signed a contract with Tampa Bay on Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times Reports.

Trattou has been a backup defensive lineman in Minnesota the last four seasons. He played in all 16 games in 2016, but totaled just four tackles on the year. He'll likely be little more than a depth player with the Buccaneers.

Deondre Barnett
Injury
Kwon Alexander
News
Alexander was credited with 10 tackles (six solo), including one for loss, and a pass defensed in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Panthers.

The second-year middle linebacker thus wraps up his sophomore pro campaign with consecutive 10-tackle efforts, and a whopping 41 stops overall in the last three games thanks to his 21-tackle explosion in Week 15 versus the Cowboys. After seeing a PED suspension wipe out the final four games of what was an otherwise stellar rookie season in 2015, Alexander bounced back to excel in defensive coordinator Mike Smith's attacking scheme, compiling 145 tackles, matching last season's three-sack total, and also notching a forced fumble, fumble recovery and interception apiece.

Eric Nzeocha
No Updates
Jeff Knox
No Updates
Jameis Winston
News
Winston completed nine of 13 passes for 99 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

As planned, Winston and the rest of the starters saw limited action, but the third-year signal caller put the ball in the air plenty. He helmed an impressive opening 92-yard drive, connecting with top target Mike Evans for 29 yards down the right sideline on one play and also showing impressive rapport with TE Cameron Brate. Winston was in for only one additional series, an eight-play drive in which he managed to officially connect with prize free-agent acquisition DeSean Jackson for the first time. Overall, it would have been difficult to author a better start for Winston and the first-team offense, and they'll look to build on the performance in next Thursday's exhibition tilt versus the Jaguars.

Sealver Siliga
News
Siliga re-signed with the Buccaneers on Saturday on a one-year contract.

A November pickup by the Bucs last season, Siliga brought some additional size to the team's defensive line last season. However, he saw limited action over six games with the club, notching just five tackles (three solo) and one sack. He will likely return to a similar role with Tampa Bay in 2017.

Shaq Hill
No Updates
Jeremy McNichols
News
McNichols gained 12 yards on his two rushes and failed to secure his only target during Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

The promising rookie didn't get a chance for much action after Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber combined for 19 rushes ahead of him. However, he did gain all but one of his yards on an impressive 11-yard run in the fourth quarter, and is likely to see a bump up in reps during next Thursday's clash against the Jaguars.

Quayvon Hicks
No Updates
Riley Bullough
No Updates
Mike Evans
News
Evans stood out in Tuesday's joint practice with the Jaguars, making plays in both individual and team drills, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

The towering receiver was dominant in essentially every aspect of the session, making a one-handed touchdown catch over Tyler Patmon in one-on-one drills. Evans repeated the feat against cornerback Dwayne Thomas in another individual battle and also kicked off team drills with back-to-back receptions later in the session. Considering he also turned in an impressive performance in the preseason opener against the Bengals last Friday, Evans looks primed for yet another prolific campaign.

Alan Cross
News
Cross, who totaled six receptions and a touchdown as an undrafted rookie last season, has been impressive throughout camp, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

Cross ultimately could be kept on the roster as a hybrid fullback/tight end, a role that he filled at times last season with reasonable efficacy. The second-year man has displayed consistently good hands and proven to be a solid blocker throughout camp, with his ability to potentially fill both positions upping his odds of making the final roster.

Donovan Smith
No Updates
Sterling Bailey
No Updates
Caleb Benenoch
No Updates
Cole Gardner
No Updates
Cody Riggs
News
Riggs (hamstring) was absent from the Titans' injury report Wednesday.

Riggs has missed the previous three games, but appears to be trending toward a return in Week 7. He figures to help provide depth in the secondary if he can indeed return to action.

Tavaris Barnes
News
Barnes was signed by the Buccaneers on Wednesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Barnes, who measures 6-foot-4 and 282 pounds, will provide depth on the defensive line as the Bucs look to bolster their run defense. He played in 12 games with the Saints as a rookie in 2015 but spent his 2016 campaign on IR after being signed by the Seahawks.

Clinton McDonald
News
McDonald totaled 36 tackles (25 solo), including three for loss, along with 3.5 sacks over 12 games in the 2016 season.

The veteran tackle was able to play double the amount of games he had in 2015, when a pectoral injury cut short what was on pace to be a career season. He didn't exactly escape 2016 injury-free, as a hamstring injury cost him four games midway through the campaign. However, McDonald was once again productive when healthy, albeit not to the same extent as he'd been a year earlier. He posted six-and-eight-tackle efforts in Weeks 3 and 4, and was once again solid in the run game overall, posting the second-best tackle total of his seven-season career. He seemed to adapt well to the nuances of new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, which called for him to be a part of a wider variety of personnel groupings than in former head coach Lovie Smith's system. On the books for a modest $2 million cap hit in 2017, McDonald figures to once serve as a dependable presence in the middle of the Bucs' defensive line.

Donteea Dye
News
Dye (ankle) isn't practicing Monday, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.

Dye, who's been hampered by an ankle injury this past week, had an MRI over the weekend, which revealed no structural damage. However, this is the same ankle he underwent surgery on last December, so the Bucs will likely proceed with caution until they're certain he's ready to go again.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 at Miami
Blake Sims
News
Sims signed a future contract with the Buccaneers on Monday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Sims joined the Buccaneers practice squad a week ago and will now have an opportunity to spend the offseason with the team. However, the former Alabama quarterback signed with the team as a running back so he'll compete for a spot in the team's backfield over the next several months.

Jacquies Smith
News
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said that the knee procedure Smith underwent Friday went as expected, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Koetter added that Smith is already doing some minor rehab and that he's attended defensive-line meetings as well. There is no timetable for Smith's return, although initial estimates suggested he would be back at some point in preseason.

Injury
Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Michael Liedtke
No Updates
Bobo Wilson
News
Wilson, battling for a backup receiver role, flashed in several plays during Saturday's practice, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

Wilson went undrafted last April after compiling 133 receptions for 1,562 yards and eight touchdowns over 38 games at Florida State. While his 5-foot-9, 189-pound frame is slight, the rookie has shown impressive speed in early practices and has received accolades for his route running. Saturday, he hauled in an impressive toe-tapping touchdown in the back of the end zone during one-one drills and also came close to bringing in a spectacular one-handed pass later in the session. Wilson also utilized his speed to turn the corner on an end-around in red-zone work and projects as one of the more intriguing receiver candidates to monitor in upcoming preseason games.

Leonard Wester
No Updates
Doug Martin
News
Martin (suspension) rushed four times for 11 yards in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

Martin is expected to see a solid amount of work in the first three preseason games, considering he'll then have to sit out for the first three weeks of the regular season while he completes his PED suspension. Accordingly, the two-time Pro Bowler carried the ball on four of the Bucs' first eight plays as part of an impressive 92-yard opening drive. Martin gave way to Jacquizz Rodgers for the second series, but despite limited action and just a 2.8 yards per carry average, he looked decisive and effective on his runs. He'll look to continue building on Friday's effort versus the Jaguars next Thursday.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 4 vs. N.Y. Giants
Thomas Sperbeck
Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 at Miami
Kevin Pamphile
No Updates
DeSean Jackson
News
Jackson was very limited in Monday's practice due to a sore ankle, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

It is unclear when Jackson sustained the injury, but his status for Thursday's exhibition game versus the Jaguars is certainly up in the air. Expect the Buccaneers to be cautious with the veteran in order to ensure his health as the regular season approaches. He still projects to line up opposite Mike Evans in Week 1.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 at Miami
Vernon Hargreaves
News
Hargreaves recorded an interception and had no other stats in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

The second-year corner was implored to play more aggressively this coming season by head coach Dirk Koetter earlier this spring, and Hargreaves had taken that to heart through the first two weeks of camp. That encouragingly carried over into the first preseason contest as well, with Hargreaves impressively undercutting an attempted out to A.J. Green in the right side of the end zone and securing the interception. After having been the league's most targeted cornerback last season, Hargreaves should be much more of a productive IDP asset in the coming season with a year of taking lumps under his belt.

Bryan Anger
No Updates
Robert Ayers
News
Ayers (rest) did not participate in Friday's training camp practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Head coach Dirk Koetter has noted that he will give some of his veterans the occasional day off during camp so as to preserve them for the regular season. Ayers was one such case Friday, with the defensive end taking a breather after having been a disruptive force in the first few practices.

Chris Baker
News
Baker didn't partake in Monday's practice due to a suspected right knee injury, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Buccaneers haven't offered an official comment regarding Baker's injury, but he was spotted icing his right knee on the sideline Monday, so that's presumably the reason behind his absence. Assuming the injury doesn't limit him too much during camp, Baker should open his first season in Tampa Bay in a starting role at defensive tackle after accruing 9.5 sacks over his past two campaigns with the Redskins.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Miami
Kendell Beckwith
News
Beckwith excelled in Monday's joint practice with the Jaguars, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The rookie also made an impression in last week's preseason opener against the Bengals, and with starter Devante Bond now sidelined with a leg injury, Beckwith has a golden opportunity to potentially vault ahead of his teammate for the starting strong-side linebacker job. Beckwith recorded an interception early in the session and tipped another pass, which ended up being intercepted by Jonathan Moxey. If Beckwith continues to flash ball-hawking skills in practices and preseason contests, the combination of his stout build (6-foot-3, 247 pounds) and sideline-to-sideline speed could prove too much to keep him off the field.

O.J. Howard
News
Howard failed to catch his only target in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

The 2017 first-round pick saw fellow tight end Cameron Brate haul in two passes for 27 yards, but he couldn't make a mark on the stat sheet in his own right. Despite the disappointing outcome Friday, Howard has already abundantly displayed his impressive all-around skill set during camp practices, so it's just a matter of time before that translates to the field. That could occur as soon as next Thursday, when Howard will likely see extended reps against the Jaguars in the Bucs' second preseason tilt.

Adarius Glanton
News
Glanton officially signed his one-year exclusive rights tender Monday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The 26-year-old has tallied 25 tackles (19 solo) over 26 NFL games, with 16 of those contests coming with the Bucs in 2016. Glanton's primary value came on special teams last season, when he logged 308 of the 332 total snaps he played last season.

Evan Smith
No Updates
Evan Panfil
News
Panfil was released by the Buccaneers on Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The undrafted rookie out of Purdue had worked with the team in OTAs and minicamp. Panfil's release was a corresponding move following the signing of former Giants and Vikings defensive end Justin Trattou on Thursday.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Josh Robinson
News
Robinson signed a two-year, $6.5 million deal with the Buccaneers on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Robinson served as a key member of Tampa Bay's special teams corps last season after spending the first four seasons of his pro career in Minnesota. He'll likely reprise that role in 2017 and will add depth at safety for the Buccaneers.

Josh Huff
News
Huff secured one of three targets for seven yards and added 37 yards on his sole kickoff return in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

The speedy third-year man looked good on his one runback but couldn't make much of an impact in the passing game. Huff, Freddie Martino and Bernard Reedy -- the latter two notably having prior experience with head coach Dirk Koetter in Atlanta -- are in a battle for the fifth receiver and kick returner jobs. Reedy was the most accomplished of that trio Friday, but Huff's big-play upside figure to continue affording him plenty of reps in practice and preseason contests.

Austin Johnson
News
Johnson was promoted to the Buccaneers' active roster from the practice squad Wednesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Johnson's spot on the active roster was made possible the placement of Charles Sims (pectoral) on IR. Johnson figures to serve as a blocker out of the backfield during Sunday's regular season finale against the Panthers.

William Gholston
News
Gholston (elbow) has agreed to a five-year contract to remain with the Buccaneers, ESPN reports.

Gholston's deal is reportedly worth a maximum of $37 million and includes $13.7 million in guarantees. The 25-year-old missed two games due to a dislocated elbow this past season, but he still finished with 49 tackles, including nine for loss and three sacks, from his run-stuffing end role. Considering only Gerald McCoy played more snaps than Gholston among Tampa Bay's defensive linemen, retaining the two-year starter ensures stability is kept going into next season, which Gholston has already been medically cleared for, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.

J.J. Wilcox
News
Wilcox worked as the first-team safety alongside Chris Conte in Monday's practice, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Wilcox has primarily been working with the second team and as a nickel corner in practices, but the move to the first team Monday produced impressive results. The free-agent acquisition was effective working against first-round pick O.J. Howard, wresting the ball out of Howard's grip after he had made a tough reception. Additionally, Wilcox made a diving interception of a Ryan Griffin pass while shadowing Howard down the middle of the field on another play. The battle for the two starting safety spots between Conte, Wilcox, Keith Tandy and second-round pick Justin Evans figures to be a spirited one that could endure deep into preseason. Per Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site both Wilcox and Evans will be rotating in with either Conte or Tandy throughout the week.

Demar Dotson
No Updates
Adam Humphries
News
Humphries hauled in a long touchdown pass from Jameis Winston in Friday's practice while working against Brent Grimes, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The third-year wideout continues to impress despite formidable competition from 2017 third-rounder Chris Godwin, who seems to turn in a strong practice each day himself. Humphries flashed some sneaky downfield speed in his sophomore 2016 campaign, bringing in seven receptions of 20-plus yards, including two over 40. He's already hauled in multiple deep balls in camp, and Humphries could certainly benefit from plenty of one-on-one coverage this coming season, considering the talent of the rest of the receiving corps.

Chris Godwin
News
Godwin brought in his only target for a 14-yard reception in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

The Penn State product notched his catch on a throw over the middle from Ryan Griffin in the waning moments of the third quarter. Godwin has been impressive throughout the entirety of camp and demonstrated the maturity and confidence of a more experienced player. Therefore, while he'll have an uphill battle for targets in a talented receiving corps, he's expected to also see plenty of one-on-one coverage during his rookie campaign because of the dynamic personnel around him.

Luke Stocker
News
Stocker finished the 2016 season with five receptions (eight targets) for 23 yards and no scores over 12 games.

The fifth-year pro once again dutifully served as one of the better blockers at his position in the NFL, battling a troublesome ankle injury that ultimately cost him four games along the way. Stocker's reception, target and yardage totals were the lowest of his career, as his job helping to clear lanes in the running game clearly takes precedence in the Bucs' offensive system. While Tampa didn't exactly enjoy prolific success on the ground this past season -- checking in as the 24th-ranked unit with 1,616 rushing yards and an average of 101.0 per game -- Stocker's veteran presence, familiarity with the offense and modest $1.7 million cap hit in 2017 seem to assure him of another season on the roster.

Peyton Barber
News
Barber rushed eight times for 21 yards in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

The 2016 undrafted free agent had been expected to see plenty of work Friday night, and that prognostication proved to be accurate. Barber's carry total led the Tampa backfield, and he notably entered the game alongside Charles Sims after Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers had gotten their work in for the evening. Despite a solid showing in a rookie season during which he beat the odds to even make the active roster -- and the fact the Bucs will be without Doug Martin (suspension) for the first three weeks of the regular season -- Barber will need to prove his worth as both a runner and special teamer to stick for the duration of a second consecutive campaign.

Ryan Griffin
News
Head coach Dirk Koetter said Griffin (shoulder) will miss "weeks" recovering, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Fortunately, Griffin won't require surgery. However, his absence opens the door for Ryan Fitzpatrick to solidify himself as the backup to Jameis Winston, with Sefo Liufau set to operate as the No. 3 signal caller for the remainder of the preseason.

Ryan Smith
News
Smith totaled five tackles (four solo) in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals. He also returned one kick for 17 yards.

The second-year defensive back was projected to see plenty of time Friday with Brent Grimes (lower leg) sitting out, and that indeed proved to be the case. Smith started the contest with the first-team defense, pushing Bengals running back Jeremy Hill out of bounds on Cincinnati's first play from scrimmage and compiling four more stops. Smith is also in contention for a kick returner spot, a role that, if combined with a possible nickel corner job, could give him some fantasy value in deep formats that factor in return yards.

Devante Bond
News
Bond is out with an undisclosed leg injury, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The specifics of Bond's situation aren't certain. In his absence, Kendell Beckwith will take over as the first-team SAM linebacker, according to Scott Smith of the Bucs' official site.

Charles Sims
News
Sims rushed three times for 23 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

Sims got work in behind Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers, ripping off back-to-back gains of 13 and eight yards on a late second-quarter drive. The versatile fourth-year back ceded work to the likes of Peyton Barber and Jeremy McNichols after that point, but his effort during limited time mirrored the caliber of performances Sims has typically turned in thus far in camp. He'll look to see more touches in next Thursday's tilt versus the Jaguars.

Channing Ward
News
Ward (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Panthers.

Ward was promoted from the practice squad Thursday, but he'll ultimately stay on the sidelines Sunday. His last action came in Week 9 against Atlanta, although he saw just four total snaps.

James Stone
No Updates
Jacquizz Rodgers
News
Rodgers rushed four times for 11 yards and secured his only target for five yards in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

Rodgers took over for Doug Martin after the opening possession and ended up matching the latter's carries and yards. He also had modest involvement in the passing game before exiting and looked as solid as he has during camp practices overall. While the Bucs have publicly stated they're likely to go with a committee approach during the season's first three weeks while Martin finishes out his suspension, Rodgers' skill set likely lends itself to garnering the most carries in that type of scenario.

Jonathan Moxey
No Updates
Ali Marpet
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Marpet (ankle) sat out of practice Tuesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

This injury isn't expected to be serious, and head coach Dirk Koetter said it would only be a "day or so" before Marpet could return.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 at Miami
Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Fitzpatrick completed six of 13 passes for 45 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals. He also gained 15 yards and scored a touchdown on two rushes.

Fitzpatrick entered the contest as the second quarterback, taking over for starter Jameis Winston on the third series. While he was generally lackluster through the air, the veteran used his legs to scamper into the end zone from six yards out with 2:51 remaining in the first half. Despite the generally tepid effort, the 34-year-old signal caller is undeniably in a position to benefit from the shoulder injury that fellow backup Ryan Griffin suffered in Friday's contest, and accordingly, he re-entered the game following the latter's exit.

Isaiah Johnson
No Updates
Russell Hansbrough
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Hansbrough has entered concussion protocol, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Hansbrough exited Friday's preseason opener to be evaluated for a concussion and those suspicions were evidently confirmed after further testing. The undrafted rookie out of Missouri is looking doubtful to play in Thursday's exhibition game against the Jaguars.

Antony Auclair
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Auclair, vying for a reserve tight end spot, was impressive in Monday's joint practice with the Jaguars, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

The Canadian import has been making waves throughout the offseason, but with the top of the Bucs' tight end depth chart stocked with a pair of superior options in O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate, he's largely gone under the radar. However, Auclair wasn't targeted in the preseason opener last Friday versus the Bengals, but he caught an impressive touchdown during team drills Monday versus Jacksonville, streaking down the right sideline after bringing in a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. The 6-foot-6 target has a chance to snag the third tight end role if he can translate the intermittent success he's enjoyed over to the remaining preseason contests.

Joe Hawley
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Tevin Westbrook
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Westbrook signed a future contract with the Buccaneers on Monday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The tight end has spent the last two seasons on the Buccaneers' practice squad and will now spend the offseason with the team in the hopes of making the 53-man roster next season.

Javien Elliott
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Elliott continued his strong start to camp by breaking up multiple passes in Thursday's practice, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

The FSU product has been working as the No. 3 corner in the majority of practices thus far and has flashed in nearly every session. Thursday's may have been his most impressive, however, as Elliott recorded at least three passes defensed and often provided blanket coverage against Adam Humphries in team drills. The 24-year-old spent time on the practice squad last season and also logged six games with the Bucs, posting 10 tackles (eight solo) and one pass defensed.

Josh Allen
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Ryan Russell
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Russell was promoted to the Buccaneers' active roster on Saturday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Russell was promoted just in time for the team's game against the Bears on Sunday. He'll likely be at the bottom of the depth chart amongst Tampa Bay's six healthy defensive ends.

Derel Walker
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Walker was effective while working with the second team in a two-minute drill Monday, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The CFL transplant hadn't really flashed much during the first several practices, but he made his presence felt Monday. Walker caught back-to-back passes during the drill, helping the second team get into field-goal range. He also shined in one-on-one drills, making an impressive catch over cornerback Johnathan Moxey. The 26-year-old Walker offers no shortage of big-play upside, having racked up 198 receptions for 2,699 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Edmonton Eskimos over 30 games across the last two seasons in the CFL.

Jhajuan Seales
Injury
Richie Brown
No Updates
DaVonte Lambert
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David (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, the team's official site reports.

The Pro Bowl linebacker apparently sustained a minor shoulder ailment at some point during Week 1, but he was still on the field for all 65 defensive snaps against the Falcons. Given his full particpation Wednesday, David doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing the Week 2 tilt against the Cardinals.

Robert McClain
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McClain signed with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McClain spent time with the Panthers and Chargers last season, playing in 14 games and recording 21 total tackles. It is unlikely that McClain will be able to return to his 2012-2014 form, during which he was a key part of the Falcons' defensive scheme, but he still should be able to provide Tampa Bay with, at the very least, depth at defensive back.

Paul Magloire
Injury
Freddie Martino
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Martino officially signed his one-year exclusive rights tender Monday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Martino was tendered back on Feb. 28 but officially signed his deal Monday. The 25-year-old speedster notched the first eight receptions of his career in 2016 and averaged an impressive 17.8 yards per grab in the process. With Russell Shepard now in Carolina, Martino could potentially carve out a role as a downfield threat, although there should be plenty of competition for the last 2-to-3 receiver spots in training camp and the preseason.

Bernard Reedy
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Reedy brought in all three of his targets for 24 yards, totaled another 18 yards on his sole kickoff return and gained 22 yards on a punt return in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

Reedy was given an abundance of opportunity to advance his candidacy for multiple roles during the contest and delivered in each instance. The speedy Toledo product spent time on both the practice squad and active roster last season, although he didn't log any stats. Reedy is in competition for both the fifth receiver and returner roles with the likes of Josh Huff, a battle that's likely to endure through the final preseason game.

Brent Grimes
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Grimes (lower leg) made the trip up to Jacksonville for this week's joint practices with the Jaguars, but will remain sidelined indefinitely, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Grimes' laceration on his leg, which he sustained in last Wednesday's practice when he got tangled up with a receiver, ultimately required 20 stitches to close. The veteran corner is still in the midst of healing, so it's difficult to ascertain when he'll be able to return to the field. It's conceivable the Bucs could opt to hold Grimes out of the remaining three exhibitions and simply let practices serve as his main source of preparation for the regular season.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for Week 1 at Miami
Zach Hocker
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Hocker signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Sunday, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.

After a round of tryouts with other kickers to replace the departed Roberto Aguayo, Hocker evidently came out on top and will provide the Bucs with an extra leg for the preseason. However, he likely faces long odds of uprooting Nick Folk prior to Week 1.

Maurice Fleming
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Stevie Tu'ikolovatu
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Gerald McCoy
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McCoy turned in another strong practice Saturday, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

Head coach Dirk Koetter has commented that McCoy has been virtually unblockable at times during camp, and Saturday was yet another example of the disruptive presence he's been in virtually each practice. The Pro Bowl defensive tackle recorded two consecutive tackles for loss during team drills at the start of practice and also blew up an attempted screen play near the end of the session, stopping it for a loss. McCoy tallied seven sacks over 15 games in his first season in defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme in 2016, so he could be even more productive this coming season with a year of experience under his belt.

Nick Folk
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Folk had a poor showing in Monday's practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The veteran missed on an attempt on the set of narrower goal posts that the Bucs have in camp, clanging it off the left upright. He also misfired while using the regulation goal posts, although if there was one saving grace for Folk, it was that his competition for kicking duties, Roberto Aguayo, seemed to have an equally poor performance. The rough session from both kickers prompted coach Dirk Koetter to emphasize with reporters that attempts under 50 yards should be virtually automatic for NFL kickers, while also remarking that he hopes to be able to declare a winner in the competition before the final roster cutdown. The battle between Folk and Aguayo will ultimately play out over preseason action, with the one concern being whether there will be sufficient field-goal opportunities for both players to stake their claim to the gig.

George Johnson
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Johnson has been placed on IR after injuring his hip in Thursday's practice.

Johnson played in 11 games for Tampa Bay last year, recording 23 tackles in two forced fumbles while seeing the field for 39.4 percent of the teams defensive snaps. It's unclear what exactly his hip injury is at this point, but it was enough for the team to officially end his season just a day after the injury. With him out, look for Cliff Matthews and Jacquies Smith to see some extra reps with the second unit.

Injury
Hip - Questionable for Week 1 at Miami
J.R. Sweezy
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Sweezy, who missed all of 2016 following back surgery, worked with the first-team offensive line at Tuesday's OTAs, Joe Kania of Buccaneers.com reports.

The veteran lineman worked at right guard alongside Donovan Smith, Demar Dotson, Ali Marpet and Kevin Pamphile. Sweezy started 49 of 59 games with the Seahawks over the first four seasons of his career and played in two Super Bowls, so he brings plenty of experience to a young Bucs offensive line.

Marqueston Huff
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Huff signed with the Buccaneers on Sunday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Huff will likely have to prove himself worthy if he plans on sticking around for the long term, but it's something he's certainly capable of doing. Entering his fourth season with a third team, the 25-year-old comes into 2017 having recorded 36 tackles across 41 career games. His experience could factor into his fate with the team, but it won't be the only thing that impacts whether or not he'll stick around.

Chris Conte
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Conte signed a two-year contract with Tampa Bay on Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Conte has been the Buccaneers' starting safety for the past two seasons, and he likely will be once again in 2017. He had 69 tackles and five passes defensed, including two interceptions and one touchdown while playing in 14 games in 2016.

Cameron Brate
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Brate secured both of his targets for 27 yards in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

Brate made both of his catches on back-to-back passing plays on the team's opening possession, bringing in an impressive 19-yard reception after initially logging an eight-yard grab. Due to the arrival of gifted first-round pick O.J. Howard, the third-year tight end is expected to see a reduction in the 81 targets he logged in 2016, but he outperformed the rookie in the preseason opener. He'll look to build on Friday's effort when the Bucs tangle with the Jaguars next Thursday.

Keith Tandy
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Tandy, a career backup who excelled in a starting opportunity late last season, is working as a first-team safety early in training camp, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "What we learned about Keith is that Keith is always ready," head coach Dirk Koetter said. "He does a great job with his preparation and he made plays. Keith is working with the first group right now and he's going to be a hard guy to get out of there."

Chris Conte's chest injury against the Seahawks in Week 12 last year opened the door for Tandy, who racked up 40 tackles (30 solo) over the last four contests of the season, along with four interceptions over the last five games overall. He's on the books for a bargain price of $840,000 this season, and given his aforementioned performance as a starter, the Bucs are giving him some extended run against the first-team offense to open camp. Tandy has proven capable against both the run and pass thus far, but it remains to be seen if he'll be able to hold off the challenge of 2017 second-round pick Justin Evans this preseason.

Sefo Liufau
No Updates
 

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