LB Quincy Black has cloudy future with Bucs
FEB 21, 2013 5:13p ET
On Thursday, Bucs general manager Mark Dominik told the Tampa Bay Times that the future of the six-year linebacker, taken out of New Mexico in the third round — 68th overall — in the 2007 draft, is questionable after the player underwent nerve graft surgery at the end of January. Dominik said it won't be known if the procedure is successful for a number of months.
Black, 28, has had restricted movement in his left arm since a scary collision with San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews in Tampa Bay's Week 10 victory at Raymond James Stadium. Black was immobilized and carted off the field, and he was placed on injured reserve two days later.
"Don't think we're ready to make any comment at this time," Black's agent, Harold Lewis, wrote in an e-mail to FOXSportsFlorida.com. "Probably need to meet with team first."
Black, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound Chicago native, has 283 tackles and 3.5 sacks for his career. He had a career-high 84 tackles in 2009.
Black is set to make $5.5 million in base pay this season.