Team Notebook: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Buccaneers | Wednesday practice report
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (hamstring), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (illness), DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring), TE Brandon Myers (calf) and TE Luke Stocker (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26. DT Da'Quan Bowers (knee) and SS Major Wright (shoulder) were limited during practice.
Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins does some drills
Buccaneers | Charles Sims limited
Buccaneers | Doug Martin says he's the same runner
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin says he's the same running back he was as a rookie in 2012 when he took the league by storm. However, he's averaging just 2.8 yards per carry and has only 193 rushing yards and one score this season, but he's missed two games with a knee injury and three with an ankle ailment. He's healthy now, but he only mustered 27 yards on 11 carries in Week 12 while sharing time with RBs Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey.
Buccaneers | Make several roster moves
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Nov. 25. The team also signed TE DJ Williams and waived RB Marcus Thigpen. LB Denicos Allen and TE Taylor Sloat were signed to the practice squad and TE Ted Bolser and CB Quinton Pointer were released from the practice squad.
Buccaneers | Add Evan Rodriguez to practice squad
Buccaneers | Brandon Myers has calf injury
Buccaneers | Lovie Smith calls out O-line
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the team's offensive line needs to do a better job after they rushed for a total of 66 yards in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears. Smith also said the team's pass blocking wasn't at its best. "A defense can tee off on you once you can't run the football," Smith said. "We talk an awful lot about being a balanced attack. But when you can't run it consistently that hurts. Believe me, we don't want to be a team that's passing the ball that much."
Buccaneers | Jorvorskie Lane to have surgery
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Jorvorskie Lane (ankle) will have surgery on his broken right ankle Tuesday, Nov. 25, and he'll miss the rest of the year. Lane is unsure how long he'll take to recover. The Buccaneers are left without a true fullback, and they'll likely sign one. TE Luke Stocker has served as a fullback at times.
Buccaneers | Jorvorskie Lane placed on IR
Buccaneers | Doug Martin quiet in return
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) returned to the lineup in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears. He carried 11 times for 27 yards. He was sidelined for the past three games due to an ankle injury.
Buccaneers | Jorvorskie Lane's injury is serious
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Jorvorskie Lane (ankle) was carted off in the second quarter of the Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears due to what head coach Lovie Smith said Sunday, Nov. 23, is a "serious" right ankle injury.
Buccaneers | Mike Evans into end zone again
Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins injured
Buccaneers | Jorvorskie Lane out for game
Buccaneers | Danny Lansanah moving positions
Buccaneers | Week 12 Inactives
Buccaneers | Lavonte David out Sunday
Buccaneers | Doug Martin takes most reps
Buccaneers | Doug Martin questionable
Buccaneers | Friday practice report for Week 12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is questionable. RB Charles Sims (ankle) and CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) both were limited in practice and are questionable.
Buccaneers | Doug Martin, Charles Sims limited
Buccaneers | Thursday practice report
Buccaneers | Doug Martin practicing
Buccaneers | Make practice squad moves
Buccaneers | Jake Schum released
Buccaneers | Trindon Holliday waived
Buccaneers | Charles Sims emerges as lead back
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims emerged with a team-high 13 carries and 36 yards rushing in Week 11. RB Bobby Rainey started the game, but Sims took over the bulk of the work after the first series. Sims caught three passes and ran in short-yardage situations as well.
Buccaneers | Mike Evans has giant stat line
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans finished with 209 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins. He is the first rookie since Randy Moss in 1998 to post three straight 100-yard receiving games. He is also the first rookie with 200 yards receiving and two touchdowns in a game since Anquan Boldin in 2003. Evans finished seven yards shy of Vincent Jackson's franchise record of 216 yards.
Buccaneers | Week 11 Inactives
Buccaneers | Charles Sims may see more time
Buccaneers | Two players work out
Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner out
Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins fined
Buccaneers | Jeremy Grable to practice squad IR
Buccaneers | Bradley McDougald getting a look
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Bradley McDougald is getting a look in game action. The team wants to get a look at McDougald to see what he is capable of. "We want to take a look at Bradley McDougald," defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Thursday. "He's done some things to warrant being on the field and taking a look at him. That's the only way to really get it done. Dashon has done some good things for us and we think he will this Sunday and in games to come. But we'd be remiss if we didn't take a look at Bradley and see what he's capable of doing. We'll see how he progresses."
Buccaneers | Friday practice report for Week 11
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Anthony Collins (foot), OT Demar Dotson (neck) and DT Gerald McCoy (groin) all fully practiced Friday, Nov. 14, and are probable for the team's Week 11 game. DE Michael Johnson (hand), TE Luke Stocker (hip) and CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) all were limited in practice and are questionable.
Buccaneers | Josh McCown probable
Buccaneers | Doug Martin ruled out for Week 11
Buccaneers | Jake Schum signed
Buccaneers | Work out three punters
Buccaneers | Thursday practice report
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (groin) and CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 13. OTs Anthony Collins (foot), Demar Dotson (neck), DE Michael Johnson (hand) and TE Luke Stocker (hip) practiced fully.
Buccaneers | Josh McCown a full participant
Buccaneers | Doug Martin limited Thursday
Buccaneers | Doug Martin practices
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