Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/19/14 9:35am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said it is too soon to tell how long QB Josh McCown (thumb) may be out following his thumb injury suffered Thursday, Sept. 18, in a 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Smith also didn't address whether or not QB Mike Glennon might get a chance to start at quarterback even if McCown is healthy.
Huddle Up: Remains to be seen if McCown was truly injured or if the thumb injury was just a nice way of getting him off the field during Thursday night's debacle. Glennon fared only slightly better but could take the opportunity and run with it in McCown's absence.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/19/14 10:44pm ET
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is undergoing a second test on the thumb injury he suffered in Week 3. He is expected to miss several weeks.
Huddle Up: Mike Glennon will now be the Bucs starter. He showed some flashes last season as a rookie and Glennon does have a couple of weapons at receiver in Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. However, he's nothing more than a low-end QB2 right now on a struggling Tampa Bay offense.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/18/14 10:02am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) and RB Bobby Rainey are expected to split carries in Week 3 and in the near future.
Huddle Up: Rainey looked good last week in relief of Martin, who has struggled even when healthy thus far this season. It's likely to be a jobshare while Martin is nicked, with Rainey playing well enough to keep it a jobshare the rest of the season.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/18/14 3:36pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 3 game due to a knee injury, according to a league source. Martin will test the knee out pregame to be sure.
Huddle Up: If Martin can't go, it'll be his second straight week on the sideline while leaving the extremely tasty matchup -- the Falcons surrender the most points to opposing fantasy RBs -- to Bobby Rainey.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/18/14 7:53pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is officially inactive Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: It'll be Bobby Rainey with some Mike James sprinkled in in a juicy matchup against what has been a porous Falcons' run D.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/18/14 10:44pm ET
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown suffered a right thumb injury in the second quarter of the Week 3 game Thursday, Sept. 19 and did not return.
Huddle Up: McCown had hit his throwing hand on a helmet following through and was taken the lockerroom a series later. McCown was off to a poor start, completing 5-of-12 passes for 58 yards and an interception as the Bucs fell behind 35-0. He was replaced by Mike Glennon.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/17/14 3:56pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Martin has gotten in limited work this week in practice, and like last week, figures to be a game-time decision Thursday night. At least, though, it'll be the first game of the week, giving his fantasy owners ample time to adjust.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TEPosted 9/17/14 6:20pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Huddle Up: The rookie will sit out a second straight game, leaving the bulk of the TE targets for Brandon Myers.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/16/14 7:01pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) was limited at practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: It's a short week but there's still no indicator whether Martin will return to action after missing Week 2. Either way, expect Bobby Rainey to still be steadily involved in some capacity after his 174-total-yard performance Sunday.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TEPosted 9/16/14 7:01pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: It's looking like the rook will miss a second straight game, meaning more looks for Brandon Myers, who's still a TE2 at best.
Gerald McCoy - DTPosted 9/15/14 10:22am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) reportedly suffered a broken hand during the team's game Sunday, Sept. 14, against the St. Louis Rams. The team and McCoy have not determined whether he will play through the injury.
Huddle Up: Defensive players were hardly immune to the spate of injuries that hit the NFL in Week 2. The Bucs were already without both starting defensive ends; now they could be down a tackle as well.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/13/14 5:06pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is expected to play in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Martin will likely be a game-time decision so keep tabs on him. He has a tough matchup against a strong Rams front seven. Bobby Rainey will get the start if Martin can't play. Martin would be a RB2, while Rainey is no more than a flex play.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/12/14 6:43pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is questionable for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Martin has been limited the past 2 days, and the guess here is that he plays Sunday against the Rams. Double check his status, though, over the weekend.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/11/14 4:15pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Definitely a step in the right direction after the RB sat out Wednesday. See if the progress continues Friday.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/10/14 4:48pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (leg) is participating in the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: The Bucs have said Martin's second half absence from the season opener was a coaching decision more than anything, but still check and see how the rest of the week goes for Martin.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/9/14 7:09pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin's unspecified leg injury in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers wasn't the reason why he wasn't on the field during crunch time late in the game, according to head coach Lovie Smith. 'Bobby Rainey had come and had given us a little bit of life, and as I've mentioned we want to play more than one running back throughout. So it was just a perfect time to keep both of them involved,' Smith said. Martin is physically fine, despite having nine carries for just nine yards in Week 1.
Huddle Up: So Martin's injury apparently isn't anything serious, but having the RB get pulled in Week 1 isn't exactly good news for Martin's fantasy owners -- especially after Rainey wound up outgaining Martin (20-16) on four fewer touches and found his way into the end zone on a 6-yard reception in the fourth quarter. This may be more of a timeshare than originally envisioned, unless Martin can turn around and provide that spark in Week 2.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/8/14 11:01am ET
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (leg) had his lower left leg wrapped after the Week 1 game against the Carolina Panthers. He said Sunday, Sept. 7, that someone rolled his leg. He will wait to see on the severity of his injury.
Huddle Up: Not the news Martin's fantasy owners or the Buccaneers want to hear, especially with Tampa Bay's backfield already thinned due to Charles Sims' injury. Bobby Rainey scored a receiving touchdown while filling in for Martin but aside from that was largely ineffective.
Louis Murphy - WRPosted 9/4/14 2:09pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Robert Herron, Louis Murphy and Chris Owusu will be in a committee rotation in the slot position or third receiver spot in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers, head coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Huddle Up: Just an FYI here for those in deeper leagues.
Charles Sims - RBPosted 9/3/14 3:27pm ET
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed RB Charles Sims (ankle) on the Active/Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Huddle Up: As expected, the third-round pick will essentially miss the first half of the season, leaving Bobby Rainey and Mike James to back up Doug Martin.
Charles Sims - RBPosted 9/2/14 3:52pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaners RB Charles Sims (ankle) is expected to be placed on the Active/Reserve/Injured list. The club liked what they saw in the offseason and believe he could be back in midseason.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick could steal some touches and targets from Doug Martin later in the season, but for now he's only of value in dynasty leagues.
Larry English - LBPosted 8/29/14 3:03pm ET
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released LB Larry English on Friday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: If this isn't the end of the line for 2009 first-rounder, it's certainly close, as he's now been released by 2 teams in a little more than a month.
Connor Barth - PKPosted 8/29/14 4:53pm ET
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut PK Connor Barth on Friday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: To update your PK draft board, it looks like your 2014 Bucs kicker will be Patrick Murray.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 8/22/14 9:21am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaners RB Doug Martin was called the team's 'bell cow' running back by head coach Lovie Smith.
Huddle Up: This is what fantasy owners want to hear, even though it likely took a three-month absence due to injury to Charles Sims for the Bucs to fully commit to Martin. Hey, it's an opportunity and one that fantasy owners are hoping Martin can capitalize on.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 8/22/14 5:42pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans was allegedly involved in a fight outside a nightclub In March. The alleged incident was caught on video, but no arrests were made.
Huddle Up: Doesn't really sound like much of anything to be concerned about on the surface, but further details may come out that warrant NFL discipline.
Mike James - RBPosted 8/17/14 7:59pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (shoulder) is unlikely to play in the team's next preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Aug. 23, according to head coach Lovie Smith.
Huddle Up: With the injury to rookie Charles Sims and now James' shoulder issues, Bobby Rainey is looking like the clear No. 2 RB behind Doug Martin.
Timothy Wright - TEPosted 8/17/14 11:35pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Timothy Wright has been struggling with his catching and blocking during practice, according to head coach Lovie Smith. 'He's dropped some balls. If you watched practice, he's dropped balls. But he's a big part of what we want to do with the two-receiver, two-tight-end set. Tim hasn't blocked as well inside. Once you're that H-back and you don't block, now they say you're just another receiver and teams start going nickel. If they do that at least you have to be a good pass catcher. Tim's a good player. He just hasn't played as well as he needs to lately,' Smith said. Wright may have to compete with TE Luke Stocker for a roster spot if he does not improve his play.
Huddle Up: As a whole, the Bucs' TE position is a fantasy quagmire with Brandon Myers, Wright, second-round pick Austin Safarian-Jenkins and Stocker all vying for PT, targets and even roster spots. Steer clear for now.
Charles Sims - RBPosted 8/16/14 1:34pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) is a candidate for the Active/Reserve/Injured list, which would keep him out until the middle of the season. The team hopes Sims will be about to play in their ninth game of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Sims is expected to return in Week 10 or later, so he has no value in re-draft leagues. Doug Martin gets a bump with Sims out. Martin currently has an ADP of Round 3.
Charles Sims - RBPosted 8/15/14 3:54pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) will undergo ankle surgery and is expected to miss 12-to-14 weeks.
Huddle Up: Tough news for the third-round pick, but, in the meantime, is solidifies Bobby Rainey as the handcuff to starter Doug Martin.
Charles Sims - RBPosted 8/12/14 10:22pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (undisclosed) was seen limping after a passing route Tuesday, Aug. 12, and was helped off the field.
Huddle Up: Monitor the rookie's health as the third-round pick is in line to get his share of touches -- possibly as the third-down back -- in the Bucs' backfield.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 8/7/14 10:50am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown and many other starters are likely to be in baseball caps by the end of the first quarter in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 'As a general rule, if you're one of the starters, (you'll play) about a quarter or so, somewhere around there,' head coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday, Aug. 6. 'The third preseason game, we'll play out guys into the third quarter - I'm talking about our starters. The rest of the time, we'll look at the reps, see how the game is going.'
Huddle Up: This is as good an indication as any that McCown will open the season as Tampa Bay's starter while Mike Glennon remains the quarterback of the future. And given his array of targets, McCown is a sneaky late-round QB fantasy value play as well.
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