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 Latest Buccaneers Player Notes
Dec 11 2018 - Emmanuel Smith
  LB Emmanuel Smith was signed by the Buccaneers to the practice squad Tuesday (Dec. 11). He had been waived by the Falcons Sept. 1. Smith (6-2, 240) originally entered the league this past offseason as a college free agent with the Atlanta Falcons. Smith spent the offseason and preseason with Atlanta.


Dec 11 2018 - Kevin Minter
  LB Kevin Minter was placed on reserve/injured by the Buccaneers Tuesday (Dec. 11). He will miss the remainder of the 2018 season. Minter (6-0, 246) played in five games for Tampa Bay this season, recording six tackles on defense, one sack and four special teams tackles.


Dec 11 2018 - Tanner Hudson
  TE Tanner Hudson was signed by the Buccaneers Tuesday (Dec. 11) from the practice squad. Hudson (6-5, 239) originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with Tampa Bay this past offseason and has spent the regular season on the team's practice squad.


Dec 10 2018 - Carl Nassib
  DE Carl Nassib strip-sacked New Orleans QB Drew Brees and DE Jason Pierre-Paul recovered the fumble. Nassib now has 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles on the season.


Dec 10 2018 - Cameron Brate
  TE Cameron Brate has six touchdown catches this season and 23 in his career. His career touchdown receptions total ties Bruce Hill for the eighth-most in franchise history.


Dec 10 2018 - Jameis Winston
  QB Jameis Winston has 14 touchdown passes this season and 83 in his career. He has thrown two touchdowns in each of the past four games, tied for the fourth-longest streak in team history and matching a career best.


Dec 10 2018 - Adarius Taylor
  LB Adarius Taylor intercepted a pass from Saints QB Drew Brees at the New Orleans 48-yard line in the second quarter, retuning it nine yards to the New Orleans 39-yard line. It is the first career interception for Taylor.


Dec 10 2018 - Mike Evans
  WR Mike Evans finished the game Sunday with four catches for 86 yards. He now has 1,207 yard this season, the most by a Buccaneers player through the first 13 games in team history and the eighth-most in a single season in team history.


Dec 10 2018 - Ryan Jensen
  C Ryan Jensen downplayed a heated exchange he had with quarterback Jameis Winston during the team's 28-14 setback to the New Orleans Saints. Winston was demonstrative with his displeasure toward Jensen while on the sideline after the latter was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct during the second quarter of Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium. Jensen also was penalized for holding on the same possession which ultimately led to a punt. Jensen stood up to confront Winston, and the two shouted at one another face to face with the 6-foot-4, 319-pound offensive lineman twice pointing his finger at the 6-4, 231-pound quarterback.


Dec 5 2018 - Isaiah Johnson
  S Isaiah Johnson has a concussion and did not practice Wednesday.


Dec 5 2018 - Brent Grimes
  CB Brent Grimes, who did not play in Sunday's game due to a knee injury, had full participation in practice Wednesday.


Dec 5 2018 - Jason Pierre-Paul
  DE Jason Pierre-Paul, who leads the team with 11.5 sacks, needs only five more to tie the club record. Pierre-Paul did not practice Wednesday.


Dec 5 2018 - Leonard Wester
  OT Leonard Wester took every snap at right tackle again in Wednesday's practice.


Dec 5 2018 - Demar Dotson
  RT Demar Dotson has knee and hamstring injuries and did not practice Wednesday. He missed Sunday's game against Carolina.


Dec 5 2018 - Adam Humphries
  WR Adam Humphries has five touchdowns over his last five games.


Dec 4 2018 - Dare Ogunbowale
  RB Dare Ogunbowale was signed by the Buccaneers to their practice squad Tuesday (Dec. 4). He had been waived by Bucs Frdiay. Ogunbowale (5-11, 205) has spent time on Tampa Bay's practice squad and active roster this season, playing in two games. He originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Houston Texans in 2017 and spent time during the 2017 season on the practice squads of the Texans, Buccaneers and the Washington Redskins, while also appearing in two games for Washington.


Dec 4 2018 - K.J. Brent
  WR K.J. Brent was signed by the Buccaneers to the practice squad Tuesday (Dec. 4). He had been released by the Colts from the practice squad Oct. 19. Brent (6-4, 190) originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Oakland Raiders following the 2016 draft. Brent spent the offseason and preseason with the Raiders in 2016 and 2017 and was on Oakland's practice squad during the 2016 season. After being waived by the Raiders following the 2017 preseason, Brent spent time with the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts, spending this past offseason and preseason with Indianapolis.


Dec 4 2018 - Demar Dotson
  RT Demar Dotson (knee and hamstring) missed Sunday's game against Carolina, which means the Buccaneers fielded a different starting offensive-line quintet for the first time this season. Third-year lineman Leonard Wester made his first career start in Dotson's absence.


Dec 4 2018 - Jason Pierre-Paul
  DE Jason Pierre-Paul's 11.5 sacks are tied for third-most in the NFL this season.


Dec 4 2018 - Chris Godwin
  WR Chris Godwin, who started in place of an injured DeSean Jackson (thumb), had his third career 100-yard game with five catches for 101 yards against Carolina on Sunday.


Dec 4 2018 - DeSean Jackson
  WR DeSean Jackson missed Sunday's game because of a thumb injury. Multiple reports out of Tampa indicate Jackson is out for the season and his career with the Buccaneers is likely over.


Dec 4 2018 - Lavonte David
  LB Lavonte David played Sunday after missing the previous two games with an MCL injury and he excelled with 12 tackles (10 solo) with a sack and a pass defensed.


Dec 3 2018 - Chris Godwin
  WR Chris Godwin had his third career 100-yard game Sunday as he caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.


Dec 3 2018 - Andrew Adams
  S Andrew Adams recorded three of the Bucs' four picks Sunday.


Dec 3 2018 - Jameis Winston
  QB Jameis Winston completed touchdown passes to Adam Humphries and Chris Godwin, who had his third career 100-yard game. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 249 yards without an interception. Winston also led the Bucs with 48 yards rushing. "We know that we've got to continue to work hard," Winston said after the Buccaneers improved to 4-7. "It's a week-to-week league and we've got to continue to give our best every single week. The guys are going to continue to do that and, Lord willing, we're going to continue to get victories."


Dec 1 2018 - Bobo Wilson
  WR Bobo Wilson was signed by the Buccaneers from their practice squad Friday (Nov. 30).


Dec 1 2018 - Dare Ogunbowale
  RB Dare Ogunbowale was placed on waivers by the Buccaneers Friday (Nov. 30).


Nov 30 2018 - DeSean Jackson
  WR DeSean Jackson has been ruled out of Sunday's matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Jackson has been dealing with a thumb injury that limited him in practice this week and hindered him in last week's victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The 31-year-old Jackson received a second opinion on the thumb earlier this week, visiting a special in New York. He wore a brace on his thumb Wednesday and Thursday before the team announced he would be unable to go against Carolina.


Nov 29 2018 - Donnie Ernsberger
  TE Donnie Ernsberger was signed by the Buccaneers to their practice squad Wednesday (Nov. 28). He had been waived from reserve/injured with an injury settlement by the Buccaneers Aug. 17. Ernsberger (6-2, 237) spent time with the Buccaneers this past offseason, entering the league as a college free agent out of Western Michigan following the 2018 draft.


Nov 29 2018 - David Rivers III
  CB David Rivers was signed by the Buccaneers from their practice squad Wednesday (Nov. 28). Rivers (6-0, 185) has spent the past six weeks on Tampa Bay's practice squad. He appeared in one game for the Buccaneers in 2017 and spent time on the team's practice squad last season. The Miami native spent this past offseason with the Buccaneers, before being waived.


Nov 28 2018 - Gerald McCoy
  DT Gerald McCoy has an ankle and shoulder injury and was limited in Wednesday's practice.


Nov 28 2018 - Demar Dotson
  T Demar Dotson, who was unable to finish Sunday's game against the 49ers, has a knee and hamstring injury and was limited in Wednesday's practice.


Nov 28 2018 - M.J. Stewart
  CB M.J. Stewart, who did not play last week, has a foot injury and did not participate in Wednesday's practice.


Nov 28 2018 - Ryan Smith
  CB Ryan Smith recorded the first interception in Sunday's game for the Bucs since Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Nov 28 2018 - Carlton Davis
  CB Carlton Davis has a knee injury he suffered in Sunday's game against the 49ers and did not practice on Wednesday. If Davis is unable to go, the Bucs would likely turn to Ryan Smith.


Nov 28 2018 - DeSean Jackson
  WR DeSean Jackson has a thumb injury and was limited in practice Wednesday. Jackson has struggled with Jameis Winston at quarterback. He had only three catches for 19 yards on eight targets in the Bucs' win over San Francisco.


Nov 28 2018 - Lavonte David
  LB Lavonte David, who missed the last two games with a sprained MCL in his right knee, returned to practice on Wednesday and could play against the Panthers. "The first thing he said to me was that I needed to tell the trainers that he didn't need to wear the knee brace," head coach Dirk Koetter said. "I said, ‘That's probably something for you to tell them and not me.' But it was great having him back out there today. Lavonte is one of the most respected players on our team and a team captain. That's a big boost to everybody's morale out there."


Nov 27 2018 - Jameis Winston
  QB Jameis Winston reached a settlement with the Uber driver who accused the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback of groping her in 2016, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The lawsuit stated that the plaintiff -- identified only as "Kate P." -- was seeking damages in excess of $75,000 because of the "damages in the nature of emotional distress and future therapy expenses." The incident resulted in an eight-month-long NFL investigation, which concluded that the 24-year-old Winston was involved in detrimental conduct by "touching the driver in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent and that disciplinary action was necessary and appropriate."


Nov 27 2018 - DeSean Jackson
  WR DeSean Jackson is seeking a second opinion on his nagging thumb injury. Jackson had his injury examined by a local specialist before heading to New York to receive a second opinion, coach Dirk Koetter said, via the Tampa Bay Times. The 31-year-old Jackson had a brace on his left hand during practice last week, but still managed to play 36 snaps in Sunday's 27-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The three-time Pro Bowl selection finished with three catches for 19 yards despite being targeted eight times.


Nov 27 2018 - Jason Pierre-Paul
  DE Jason Pierre-Paul recorded a sack Sunday, giving him 10.5 this season. He is the first Tampa Bay player to reach 10 sacks or more since Simeon Rice had 14 in 2005.


Nov 27 2018 - Cameron Brate
  TE Cameron Brate had a touchdown reception against San Francisco, giving him four this season and 21 in his five-year career. That ranks as the ninth-most in franchise history. He has 18 touchdown receptions since the start of 2016, which is the second-most in the league for tight ends, trailing only Travis Kelce (19) of Kansas City.


Nov 27 2018 - Vita Vea
  DT Vita Vea, a first-round draft pick, had the best game of his young career, recording a sack and three tackles for loss against the 49ers. "It felt really good going out there," the defensive tackle said. "I wasn't thinking much -- going out there and just playing."


Nov 27 2018 - DeSean Jackson
  WR DeSean Jackson was targeted only eight times and caught just three passes for 19 yards. Jackson didn't stick around for postgame handshakes. He bolted off the field faster than the officiating crew and was out of the locker room in a hurry.


Nov 27 2018 - Mike Evans
  WR Mike Evans has 1,073 yards receiving on 62 catches, and there are still five games left to play in the regular season. He's on pace to shatter Mark Carrier's three-decade-old team record of 1,422 yards.


Nov 25 2018 - Jameis Winston
  QB Jameis Winston threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Jameis wasn't perfect but he played a damn good game," Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter said. "I'm proud of him. It's been a difficult road and he sees what that looks like and he needs to consistently play like that and he can be one of the best." Winston finished 29 of 38 with a passer rating of 117.4. "We played great football," Winston said after making his first start since Week 8. "When you execute and you protect the football and you get turnovers on defense, that's how you lead to a win."


Nov 23 2018 - Kendell Beckwith
  LB Kendell Beckwith had his practice period expire with the Buccaneers Wednesday (Nov. 21) and will remain on reserve/non-football injury to perform for the remainder of the season.


Nov 23 2018 - Demone Harris
  DE Demone Harris was signed by the Buccaneers to their practice squad Wednesday (Nov. 21). He had been waived by the Buccaneers Nov. 16. Harris (6-4, 272) has spent time on Tampa Bay's practice squad and active roster this season, appearing in two games. He originally entered the NFL as a college free agent this past offseason with the Buccaneers and spent the offseason and preseason with Tampa Bay.


Nov 23 2018 - Josh Shaw
  CB Josh Shaw was signed by the Buccaneers Wednesday (Nov. 21). He had been waived by the Chiefs Nov. 17. Shaw (6-1, 200) originally entered the league as a fourth-round pick (120th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2015 draft. He spent three seasons with Cincinnati (2015-17) and was with the Bengals this past offseason and preseason before being waived. Shaw also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this year. In his career, Shaw has played in 51 games, with 14 starts, totaling 99 tackles (one for loss), seven passes defensed and one interception, to go with 20 special teams tackles.


Nov 21 2018 - Jason Pierre-Paul
  DE Jason Pierre-Paul, who leads the team with 9.5 sacks, has a shoulder and knee injury and did not practice Wednesday. But that has been his routine the last three weeks and he has not missed a game.


Nov 21 2018 - M.J. Stewart
  CB M.J. Stewart has a foot injury and did not practice Wednesday.



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