Tampa Bay Buccaneers Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Mike Evans had seven receptions for 67 yards Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Impact: Evans had to deal with Xavier Rhodes all day but still managed to have a solid game. He was targeted 12 times, his most since Week 10 of last season so Jameis Winston was still confident he could connect with his top receiver. Evans was clearly frustrated and at one point was shown on the TV broadcast angrily shoving over a trash can by the bench. "I can't do that," Evans said. "I'm a captain."
News: Adam Humphries had six receptions for 68 yards Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: DeSean Jackson had four receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: Chris Godwin had three receptions for 44 yards Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: Cameron Brate had four receptions for 33 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: Nick Folk converted his lone field-goal attempt Sunday - a 40-yarder - as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Minnesota Vikings 34-17. Folk tacked on two PATs.
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News: O.J. Howard had one reception for 12 yards Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: Jameis Winston was 28 of 40 for 328 yards and threw two touchdown passes Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He threw three interceptions, didn't fumble and was sacked two times. Winston added four rushing yards on one carry.
Impact: Winston threw at least three interceptions for the fourth time in his career, and also fumbled twice, although neither was recovered by Minnesota. He did throw a pair of touchdowns and notched the sixth 300-yard passing game of his career. Still, this is one game Winston would rather forget and he'll try to rebound next week against the Giants.
News: Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 15 yards on five carries Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: Charles Sims ran for four yards on two carries Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He added one reception for nine yards.
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News: Bernard Reedy had one reception for six yards Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He added one rush for three yards.
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News: Alan Cross had one reception for five yards Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: Brate brought in all four targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Vikings.
Impact: The sure-handed tight end brought in a 15-yard strike from Jameis Winston early in the third quarter for his first touchdown of the season. Brate saw three more targets than position mate O.J. Howard, and he's retained an important role in the offense through the first two games despite the latter's presence. The Bucs appear intent on running an abundance of two-tight end sets in order to keep both of their talented pass catchers on the field, so Brate seems primed for another solid year in an offense that's still finding its way after a delayed start to the season. He'll look to up his production against the Giants defense in Week 4.
News: Evans brought in seven of 12 targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Vikings.
Impact: Evans paced the Bucs in receptions and targets, but his 9.6 YPC was his lowest figure in any game in which he's logged at least one reception since Week 15 of his rookie 2014 campaign. The 24-year-old does have seven catches apiece over his first two contests and has already visited the end zone once, so fantasy owners have to be pleased overall thus far. Sunday's matchup against stalwart Vikings corner Xavier Rhodes (hip) proved to be a challenge, and it doesn't figure to get any easier against Janoris Jenkins and company when Tampa faces off with the Giants in Week 4.
News: Humphries corralled six of 10 targets for 68 yards in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Vikings.
Impact: Humphries finished as the team's second-most targeted receiver in a contest in which Jameis Winston was forced to put up 40 pass attempts. The third-year wideout checked in second in receptions to Mike Evans as well and displayed the acumen in the short-to-intermediate passing game that helped lead to a breakout 55-reception campaign in 2016. While he has plenty of competition for targets on a talented Bucs offense, Humphries figures to parlay his established rapport with Winston into some serviceable performances throughout the season. He'll look to turn in another solid outing against the Giants in Week 4.
News: Jackson brought in four of seven targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Vikings.
Impact: The veteran speedster brought in a 25-yard scoring strike from Jameis Winston as the third quarter came to a close, his first time crossing the goal line in a Bucs uniform. Jackson's yardage total was a team high, and he also logged a 32-yard reception in addition to the touchdown. It will likely take a few games until Winston and Jackson are hitting on all cylinders, but Sunday's performance was certainly a step in the right direction and a bright spot on an otherwise dismal afternoon. He'll look to build on it against a familiar Giants defense in Week 4.
News: Rodgers totaled just five rushes for 15 yards in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Vikings.
Impact: With the Bucs trailing by a 21-3 score by intermission, the running game was essentially phased out early. Tampa did come back to put 14 points on the board in the third quarter, but they did so on the arm of Jameis Winston, who put 40 pass attempts in the contest. Rodgers is slated for one more week of clear-cut lead-back duty before Doug Martin (suspension) returns, at which point the two backs are expected to enter into a timeshare. He'll look to provide much better returns against the Giants in Week 4.
News: Winston completed 28 of 40 passes for 328 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Vikings. He also gained four yards on his sole rush and fumbled twice but lost neither.
Impact: Considering he could have been guilty of up to five turnovers, Winston's final stat line was somewhat empty from a real-world football sense. However, he certainly made fantasy owners happy with what was his first 300-yard effort of 2017, and displayed improving rapport with prize free-agent acquisition DeSean Jackson by connecting with him for a team-best 84 yards. Winston's interceptions did make it virtually impossible for the Bucs to mount a comeback, however, with two of them coming in the Vikings' end zone on deep throws into coverage. The third-year quarterback's decision-making has been one of the perceived weakness in his game, and Sunday's performance certainly did nothing to dissuade that criticism. He'll look to atone when the Bucs take on the Giants at home in Week 4.
News: David suffered a left ankle injury during Sunday's loss at Minnesota, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: An X-ray on David's ankle has already returned negative results, but he's currently wearing a walking boot and requires crutches to move about. The Bengals believe he may be dealing with a high-ankle sprain, which could be confirmed after Monday's MRI. With middle linebacker Kwon Alexander sidelined with a hamstring injury, the Buccaneers could soon be relying upon Kendell Beckwith and Adarius Glanton as their top two linebackers.
News: Spence suffered a dislocated shoulder Sunday against the Vikings but was able to return, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: It turns out that this is the same shoulder he had surgery on in January. Although he was able to return to the game, he'll have to undergo a MRI to prove there isn't any more damage. Keep an eye on Spence's recovery as he will likely continue to be deployed more on a battered defensive line in Tampa Bay.
News: David left Sunday's game against the Vikings with knee injury and didn't return, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: On the bright side, David's X-rays were negative, according to Roy Cummings of WFLA NewsChannel 8. There will likely be more tests on the star linebacker's knee, but this injury further dwindles the Bucs' defensive corps since Kwon Alexander (hamstring) is also out for a few more weeks. David is the fifth defensive starter to end Sunday's game with an ailment of some degree.
News: Ward suffered a hip/quad injury during Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Ward was forced to exit Sunday's loss prematurely due to the hip/quad injury after racking up six tackles and one pass defensed. The seriousness of the injury is unclear at this point, while Keith Tandy and Chris Conte figure to once again start at safety in Week 4 against the Giants.
News: McCoy accounted for just two tackles during Sunday's game against the Vikings as he was affected by the ankle injury that kept him limited in practice this week.
Impact: McCoy limped to the sideline on numerous occasions during Sunday's loss, clearly still hindered by the ankle issue, and he was seen in a walking boot following the game. His participation in practice throughout the upcoming week figures to be limited, while it remains to be seen if he'll be ready for next Sunday's contest against the Giants.
News: Spence (shoulder) returned to Sunday's game against the Vikings, Dan Lucas of WFLA News Channel 8 reports.
Impact: It's a good sign that Spence was able to return and this won't be a long-term issue. He slots back into a busy role on the Bucs' defensive line that is missing starting tackle Chris Baker (illness).
News: Spence (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings, Roy Cummings of WFLA News Channel 8 reports.
Impact: With three defensive starters already injured for Tampa Bay, there's real reason to worry if Spence's injury turns out to be a long-term problem. The second-year defensive end isn't a starter, but with the injury-riddled Bucs' defensive line, he was due for even more time, especially in pass-rush situations. Spence suffered a torn labrum last season that required surgery, so hopefully this isn't a lingering effect.
News: Pamphile (illness) will play in Sunday's tilt against Minnesota, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Impact: Pamphile was considered questionable for Sunday's game after dealing with an unspecified illness throughout the week. He's expected to start at guard once again in Week 3.
News: Bond (knee) will play in Sunday's tilt against the Vikings, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Impact: Bond hasn't played since injuring his knee in mid-August but he was absent from the team's injury report this past week. He'll make his season debut as a backup linebacker behind starters Lavonte David, Kendell Beckwith and Adarius Glanton.
News: McCoy (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 3 tilt versus the Vikings, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Impact: The perennial Pro Bowler will thus be in his usual interior line spot, and his presence will be particularly valued with fellow tackle Chris Baker (illness) sidelined. McCoy will lead the charge against a Vikings ground game that could provide standout rookie RB Dalvin Cook with plenty of volume.
News: Grimes (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 tilt versus the Vikings, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Impact: Grimes was limited throughout the week in practice, but the inactive designation still comes as somewhat of a surprise. The veteran corner's absence should open up a starting opportunity for second-year man Ryan Smith opposite Vernon Hargreaves.