Updates: Bucs Have 'Fingers Crossed' for Lavonte David Return

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#54 ILB

Height: 6-1 Weight: 233 lbs College: Nebraska

Oct 20 Updates

Head Coach Bruce Arians said connected Tuesday that helium had his "fingers crossed" that 2 oregon 3 of the players connected the team's lengthy wounded database mightiness retrieve sufficiently to beryllium capable to play connected Sunday against the Bears. On Wednesday, Arians revealed, somewhat surprisingly, that wrong linebacker Lavonte David was 1 of the names connected that database of 2 oregon 3 players.

David has missed 1 crippled truthful acold aft sustaining a precocious ankle sprain successful a Week Five triumph implicit Miami, an wounded that seemed apt to support him retired for respective games, and inactive could. However, Arians provided immoderate optimism connected Wednesday that David could beryllium backmost successful the premix sooner alternatively than later.

CLICK HERE for much connected Lavonte David's presumption and different caller developments astatine Bucs headquarters.

Antonio Brown

#81 WR

Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 lbs College: Central Michigan

The Buccaneers' archetypal wounded study of Week Seven was released connected Wednesday and it included six players who were held retired of signifier completely. The 2 much unexpected names connected that database were those of wide receiver Antonio Brown and choky extremity O.J. Howard, some of whom person ankle injuries seemingly sustained successful past Thursday's crippled successful Philadelphia. Brown had been connected the wounded study successful erstwhile weeks, two, but with a genu ailment, making this a caller development. Howard had not antecedently been connected the report.

CLICK HERE for a much elaborate look astatine Wednesday's wounded report.

John Molchon

#75 G

Height: 6-5 Weight: 309 lbs College: Boise State

John Molchon wasn't gone long. After being activated from injured reserve connected Monday and past waived connected Tuesday, the second-year defender came backmost to the AdventHealth Training Center connected Wednesday arsenic the newest subordinate of the signifier squad. That bid of events is astir the nonstop aforesaid way that Molchon followed past twelvemonth successful his rookie play aft signing arsenic an undrafted escaped agent.

The Buccaneers released WR Travis Jonsen to wide a spot connected the 16-man signifier squad for Molchon.

CLICK HERE for much connected Tampa Bay's astir caller signifier squad maneuvers.

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Cyril Grayson

#15 WR

Height: 5-9 Weight: 183 lbs College: LSU

Oct 19 Updates

On Tuesday, the Buccaneers submitted their database of players to support connected the signifier squad successful Week Seven and for the archetypal clip that database includes wide receiver Cyril Grayson. The speedy Grayson has played successful 5 games implicit the past 2 seasons for the Buccaneers, making 1 catch.

The Bucs besides protected kicker Jose Borregales, information Troy Warner and choky extremity Deon Yelder. No squad whitethorn motion immoderate of those 4 players disconnected the Bucs' signifier squad betwixt present and the extremity of Sunday's crippled against Chicago.

CLICK HERE for much connected the Bucs' Week Seven extortion list.

Jaydon Mickens

#85 WR

Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 lbs College: Washington

As it turned out, the Buccaneers' circular of roster moves connected Monday successful Week Seven were lone fractional of the story. After activating defender John Molchon from injured reserve connected Monday, the squad waived him connected Tuesday successful bid to unfastened a spot for cornerback Rashard Robinson. Robinson, who was retired of signifier squad elevation options, was promoted from the signifier squad to springiness the Bucs' banged-up cornerback presumption a small much depth. That promotion created an opening connected the 16-man signifier squad that was utilized to bring backmost wide receiver Jaydon Mickens, who had been released the time before.

CLICK HERE for much connected the Bucs' 2nd circular of roster moves this week.

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John Molchon

#75 G

Height: 6-5 Weight: 309 lbs College: Boise State

Oct 18 Updates

After a agelong play that followed their Thursday nighttime triumph successful Philadelphia, the Buccaneers began Week Seven with a quartet of roster moves, 2 each connected the progressive roster and signifier squad. Second-year defender John Molchon, who spent the bulk of his 2020 rookie play connected Tampa Bay's signifier squad was activated disconnected of injured reserve, giving the Bucs 10 violative linemen connected their 53-man roster. Wide receiver Jaydon Mickens was released to marque room, perchance giving rookie Jaelon Darden a changeable to instrumentality implicit the punt and kickoff instrumentality jobs.

The Buccaneers besides added yet different seasoned cornerback to a presumption that has been hounded by injuries, astir precocious Richard Sherman's hamstring propulsion successful Philly. The newest antheral successful the country is eighth-year seasoned Blidi Wreh-Wilson, who had 3 interceptions for the Falcons past season.

CLICK HERE for much details connected each of Monday's roster moves.

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Ryan Jensen

#66 C

Height: 6-4 Weight: 319 lbs College: Colorado State-Pueblo

Oct 14 Updates

The 3 players listed arsenic questionable connected Wednesday's wounded study were each cleared for enactment against the Eagles connected Thursday nighttime successful Philadelphia. Center Ryan Jensen, antiaircraft linemen Patrick O'Connor and extracurricular linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul were each connected the wounded study this week but each were capable to signifier afloat connected Wednesday. O'Connor returns aft missing 1 game; earlier that, helium had appeared connected 91% of the Bucs' peculiar teams snaps.

Lavonte David, Rob Gronkowski and Antoine Winfield, Jr. were each declared inactive Thursday night, arsenic expected.

CLICK HERE for much connected the Bucs' Thursday inactive decisions.

Deon Yelder

#82 TE

Height: 6-4 Weight: 255 lbs College: Western Kentucky

With Rob Gronkowski ruled retired for a 3rd consecutive game, the Buccaneers utilized a signifier squad elevation enactment connected Thursday to bring up choky extremity Deon Yelder. The fourth-year player, who spent the past 3 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, was besides elevated successful Week Three to play against the Rams.

CLICK HERE for much details connected the Bucs' Week Six signifier squad elevation decisions.

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Lavonte David

#54 ILB

Height: 6-1 Weight: 233 lbs College: Nebraska

Oct 13 Updates

Inside linebacker Lavonte David volition spot his streak of 42 consecutive starts travel to an extremity connected Thursday night, arsenic helium has been ruled retired for the Week Six crippled astatine Philadelphia owed to an ankle injury. Kevin Minter volition measurement into the starting lineup adjacent to wrong linebacker Devin White. Tight extremity Rob Gronkowski (ribs) volition besides miss his 3rd consecutive crippled portion information Antoine Winfield, Jr. volition beryllium retired for the 2nd week successful a row.

Tom Brady, who was constricted successful signifier connected Monday and Tuesday by a close thumb injury, was a afloat subordinate connected Wednesday and did not person a game-status designation connected the wounded report, meaning helium is bully to spell connected Thursday night.

CLICK HERE for a person look astatine the Buccaneers' lengthy Week Six wounded report.

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Rob Gronkowski

#87 TE

Height: 6-6 Weight: 265 lbs College: Arizona

Oct 12 Updates

Tampa Bay's 2nd wounded study of Week Six was mostly unchanged, and that included choky extremity Rob Gronkowski missing different signifier owed to his ribs injury. Gronkowski has sat retired the past 2 games and Head Coach Bruce Arians said his chances of returning for the Thursday nighttime contention successful Philadephia would beryllium "very, precise close." Meanwhile, halfway Ryan Jensen returned to signifier successful a constricted manner connected Tuesday and peculiar teams ace Patrick O'Connor was upgraded to afloat participation.

CLICK HERE for much connected the Buccaneers' 12-man wounded study successful Week Six.

Codey McElroy

#86 TE

Height: 6-6 Weight: 258 lbs College: Southeastern Oklahoma State

The Buccaneers protected the aforesaid 4 players connected the signifier squad that they did successful Week Five: kicker Jose Borregales, choky extremity Codey McElroy, cornerback Rashard Robinson and information Troy Warner. McElroy and Robinson were besides elevated from the signifier squad for the past 2 games, though that is the maximum fig of times that tin beryllium done with a circumstantial player, isolated from abstracted elevations to regenerate players connected the COVID list.

CLICK HERE for the details connected this week's signifier squad protections.

Tom Brady

#12 QB

Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lbs College: Michigan

Quarterback Tom Brady met with the media connected Tuesday greeting and mostly expressed assurance that his sore close thumb wouldn't support him from performing astatine his accustomed level connected Thursday nighttime successful Philadelphia. Brady had his close manus taped but said helium doesn't "anticipate having a problem" against the Eagles.

CLICK HERE for much connected Brady's sore thumb and his preparations for Thursday's game.

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Antoine Winfield Jr.

#31 S

Height: 5-9 Weight: 203 lbs College: Minnesota

Oct 11 Updates

The Bucs went close backmost to enactment connected Monday aft their triumph implicit the Dolphins connected Sunday, and since the adjacent crippled is Thursday nighttime successful Philadelphia, they had to nutrient an authoritative wounded study arsenic well. Tampa Bay trainers person a batch to enactment connected successful the abbreviated week starring up to the Eagles game, arsenic the Week Six wounded study is simply a season-high 12 players long. It alternatively notably includes backmost Tom Brady, who banged his thumb connected the helmet of a Dolphins subordinate successful Sundays' victory. The Bucs held a walk-through successful lieu of a signifier Monday but Head Coach Bruce Arians said Brady would person been somewhat constricted had it been a full-speed session. Second-year information Antoine Winfield was besides listed arsenic constricted connected Monday but that's a measurement successful the close absorption successful his lawsuit arsenic helium tries to exit the NFL's concussion protocol earlier Thursday night.

CLICK HERE for much connected the Bucs' archetypal wounded study of Week Six.

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Cam Gill

#49 OLB

Height: 6-3 Weight: 240 lbs College: Wagner

Oct 8 Updates

The Buccaneers activated Cam Gill from injured reserve connected Saturday, making him eligible to play successful Sunday's crippled against Miami. Gill had been sidelined for overmuch of grooming campy with a calf injury, which sent him to IR aft helium was initially kept done the last circular of cuts for the regular season. Gill played successful 12 games arsenic an undrafted rookie past play and saw extended enactment connected peculiar teams. There was a spot unfastened for Gill connected the 53-man roster if Carlton Davis was placed connected injured reserve connected Thursday.

The Buccaneers besides elevated TE Codey McElroy and cornerback Rashard Robinson from the signifier squad for the 2nd consecutive week. They are besides eligible to play against the Dolphins connected Sunday.

CLICK HERE for much connected Cam Gill's activation. CLICK HERE for further details connected the signifier squad elevations successful Week Five.

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Rob Gronkowski

#87 TE

Height: 6-6 Weight: 265 lbs College: Arizona

Oct 8 Updates

The Buccaneers volition beryllium without choky extremity Rob Gronkowski for a 2nd consecutive crippled this Sunday and volition besides beryllium missing starting information Antoine Winfield, Jr. and peculiar teams ace Patrick O'Connor. In addition, moving backmost Giovani Bernard, cornerback Jamel Dean and extracurricular linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul are each considered questionable to suit up against the Miami Dolphins.

Gronkowski suffered rib fractures successful Week Three astatine Los Angeles and did not get to marque his much-anticipated homecoming to New England past Sunday night. Winfield sustained a concussion successful that Patriots crippled portion O'Connor went down with a calf injury. Of the Bucs' 3 questionable players, lone Pierre-Paul, who didn't play successful the erstwhile 2 games owed to enarthrosis and manus injuries, was constricted successful signifier connected Friday.

CLICK HERE for a much elaborate look astatine the Bucs' last wounded study of Week Five.

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Carlton Davis III

#24 CB

Height: 6-1 Weight: 206 lbs College: Auburn

Oct 7 Updates

Carlton Davis volition miss a minimum of 3 games but could beryllium retired longer aft helium was placed connected injured reserve connected Thursday. Davis sustained a quad wounded successful the Buccaneers' triumph astatine New England connected Sunday night. He joins chap starting cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (elbow) connected injured reserve arsenic the Buccaneers' adjustments successful the secondary continue.

The Buccaneers did not instantly marque a corresponding quality and frankincense person an unfastened spot connected their 53-man roster.

CLICK HERE for much connected Thursday's roster move.

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Jamel Dean

#35 CB

Height: 6-1 Weight: 206 lbs College: Auburn

The Buccaneers wounded study was unchanged connected Thursday, though Carlton Davis volition beryllium officially disconnected the database aft being placed connected injured reserve. With Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting some connected I.R., the Bucs are hoping that cornerback Jamel Dean volition beryllium capable to instrumentality aft missing 1 crippled with a genu injury. Dean has participated successful some of this week's practices but lone connected a constricted basis. He was constricted successful past week's practices, too, and yet didn't play successful New England due to the fact that helium was incapable to propulsion disconnected connected his injured knee.

Davis, Rob Gronkowski, Patrick O'Connor and Antoine Winfield, Jr. were the 4 Bucs who did not signifier connected Thursday.

CLICK HERE for a much elaborate look astatine Thursday's wounded report.

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Carlton Davis III

#24 CB

Height: 6-1 Weight: 206 lbs College: Auburn

Oct 6 Updates

The Buccaneers' archetypal wounded study of Week Five listed 4 players who did not enactment successful signifier astatine all, with the 2 newest additions being cornerback Carlton Davis and antiaircraft lineman Patrick O'Connor. On Wednesday, Head Coach Bruce Arians said helium didn't expect to get Davis oregon chap cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting - presently connected injured reserve - backmost successful enactment "anytime soon." However, Arians was hopeful that Jamel Dean, who missed past week's crippled against the Patriots with a genu injury, would beryllium capable to instrumentality by Sunday's game. Dean practiced successful a constricted manner connected Wednesday.

Tampa Bay besides filled an unfastened spot connected its signifier squad by signing antiaircraft lineman Willington Previlon connected Wednesday.

CLICK HERE for much connected the Buccaneers' cornerback concern and the summation of Previlon. CLICK HERE for a person look astatine Wednesday's wounded report.

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Antoine Winfield Jr.

#31 S

Height: 5-9 Weight: 203 lbs College: Minnesota

Oct 4 Updates

The Buccaneers' secondary took different wounded deed connected Sunday nighttime erstwhile starting information Antoine Winfield, Jr. near the crippled against the Patriots with a concussion. Winfield, who had an interception and a forced fumble earlier helium was sidelined connected Sunday, has entered the NFL's concussion protocol and Head Coach Bruce Arians said it would beryllium hard for the second-year information to exit that protocol earlier this weekend's crippled against Miami.

CLICK HERE for much connected the Bucs' shuffles successful the secondary.

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Jason Pierre-Paul

#90 OLB

Height: 6-5 Weight: 275 lbs College: South Florida

Oct 2 Updates

Before leaving for the northeast connected Saturday, the Buccaneers made 3 changes to their wounded report, nary of them positive. Both Jason Pierre-Paul and Rob Gronkowski were ruled retired for Sunday's crippled against the Patriots and cornerback Carlton Davis was updated to "questionable" status.

The Buccaneers are already without Sean Murphy-Bunting (injured reserve) and Jamel Dean (out for Week Four), truthful they had to marque immoderate adjustments to person capable cornerbacks to instrumentality connected Mac Jones and the Patriots connected Sunday night. One of those adjustments was the signing of Pierre Desir disconnected the signifier squad to the progressive roster.

CLICK HERE for much connected Saturday's roster moves and wounded study changes.

Codey McElroy

#86 TE

Height: 6-6 Weight: 258 lbs College: Southeastern Oklahoma State

The Buccaneers addressed 2 banged up extent illustration positions connected Saturday by elevating choky extremity Codey McElroy and cornerback Rashard Robinson from the signifier squad for their Week Four crippled astatine New England. Robinson has been elevated 2 weeks successful a enactment and past Sunday saw enactment connected peculiar teams against the Rams. This is McElroy's archetypal elevation of the season, and it comes erstwhile an ill-timed wounded to Rob Gronkowski had near the Bucs with lone 2 progressive choky ends, Cam Brate and O.J. Howard.

CLICK HERE for much connected the Bucs' Week Four elevations.

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Rob Gronkowski

#87 TE

Height: 6-6 Weight: 265 lbs College: Arizona

Oct 1 Updates

Tight extremity Rob Gronkowski was incapable to signifier each week owed to the ribs wounded helium incurred successful Los Angeles past Sunday, and present it appears helium won't suit up connected Sunday successful New England, either. Gronkowski was listed arsenic "doubtful" connected Friday's wounded report, which apt means he'll beryllium connected the sideline erstwhile helium and Tom Brady marque their homecoming to Foxborough.

Cornerback Jamel Dean and moving backmost Giovani Bernard, some of whom suffered genu injuries against the Rams, person already been ruled out. Outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul is considered questionable, which successful his lawsuit is simply a determination successful the close absorption towards returning to the field.

CLICK HERE for much details connected the Buccaneer's Friday wounded report. CLICK HERE for a person look astatine the lineup decisions the Bucs volition person to marque connected Sunday night.

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