News: Seferian-Jenkins (back) did not practice Tuesday, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Seferian-Jenkins said earlier Tuesday that his back was feeling "a lot better," but it appears he is still dealing with some soreness. His participation, or lack thereof, in practice over the next three days will likely determine his status for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
News: Myers is dealing with a calf injury suffered in Sunday's game against the Bears, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Myers apparently felt the calf tighten up on him while running a route in the afternoon contest, and required a walking boot for the next couple of days. Although he's said he's feeling better Tuesday (and is out of the boot), we'll wait until Wednesday's injury report surfaces to make a clearer assessment on his status.
News: Seferian-Jenkins said his back "feels a lot better" on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Impact: Seferian-Jenkins exited Sunday's game with a back injury, but the Bucs have reason to be optimistic, as it appears the rookie's condition is improving. Just in case he will be limited in Week 13, the team added both D.J. Williams and Cameron Brate to the active roster. However, if Seferian-Jenkins is able to return to the practice field and suit up Sunday, he'll likely be the top tight end option in the passing game.
News: Brate was promoted to the Buccaneers' active roster Tuesday, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Brate will serve as tight end depth in case starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) is unable to suit up in Week 13. The rookie out of Harvard will face stiff competition for offensive snaps, as Tampa Bay also signed free agent D.J. Williams on Tuesday, and still has Brandon Myers and Luke Stocker on the active roster.
News: Williams signed with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Williams will provide tight end depth for Tampa Bay while the status of Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) remains cloudy. He last saw NFL snaps in 2012 with the Packers, when he caught seven passes on 15 targets for 57 yards over 13 games. Williams will serve primarily as a blocker, likely limiting his fantasy impact.
News: Thigpen was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Thigpen has struggled in the return game over the past few weeks, so the Bucs simply decided it was time to part ways. Now that their backfield is back to full strength, look for Mike James or Bobby Rainey to return to kick/punt return duty.