Miller making progress, Goodwin sitting
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stay tuned with our daily updates: news, notes and more throughout the Bucs regular season Chris Goodwin
Height: 6-1 Weight: 208 lbs College: Penn State
November 10 updates
The Week 10 hacker’s first injury report included four players who sat in training on Wednesday, and the surprise name on the list was wide receiver Chris Goodwin. Coach Bruce Arians said Goodwin is dealing with a foot injury and that the team will have to wait to see if the disease jeopardizes his preparation for Sunday’s game in Washington. Godwin is the leading receiver in Tampa Bay with 50 catch points for 660 yards and four touchdowns.
The other three players who did not train are wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle), Rob Gronkowski (lineback) and outside linebacker Jason Pierre Paul. Brown has missed the Bucs and Gronkowski’s last two games in their last four.
Click here for a closer look at Wednesday’s injury report.
Height: 5-9 Weight: 174 lbs Total: Bowling Green
Wide receiver Scotty Miller, who has missed five games with a toe injury, was on the field on Wednesday and, according to coach Bruce Ariane, “ran” well. Arians made a distinction between running and being ready to play a game of soccer, but Miller is clearly moving toward a comeback relatively soon. Miller says he will be working this week to prove to his coaches that he is ready to return to play. The third-year recipient is currently on injured reserve but is about halfway through a 21-day window where he can train with the team and be activated at any time.
Click here to watch Miller’s press conference on Wednesday. Click here for more information on the progress of Miller and Shawn Murphy Ponting.
Height: 6-2 Weight: 215 lbs College: Central Florida
The Bucs switched two positions on the training squad on Wednesday without changing the overall positional makeup of that 16-man unit. The Breshad Perriman wide receiver replaced the John Hurst wide receiver and the narrow end Darren Fells replaced the Deon Yelder narrow end. Either way, the Buccaneers added a veteran passing striker with a great deal of NFL experience. In fact, Perriman’s most successful season with the Buccaneers came in 2019.
Click here for more information on Wednesday’s list moves.
Height: 6-6 Weight: 258 lbs College: Southeast Oklahoma
November 9 updates
The Buccaneers used all four coaching team protection options for Week 10, making sure other teams couldn’t sign away from Cody McIlroy, kicker Jose Borregales, safety Troy Warner and cornerbacks Bledi and Ray Wilson ahead of Sunday’s game in Washington. McElroy is back on the roster for the first time since week five, probably because the Buccaneers were still unsure of Rob Gronkowski’s availability by the end of the week. The Bucs have used both options to raise McElroy’s coaching staff, so if they want him to be available for game on Sunday, they’ll need to upgrade him to the active roster.
Click here for more details on the players protected in Week 10.
Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 lbs Total: Mid Michigan
November 8 updates
The Buccaneers conducted “extra training” on Monday after returning from farewell week, and coach Bruce Aryan provided some updates on the injured players afterward. One hacker who still doesn’t exercise is wide receiver Antonio Brown, who is still wearing walking shoes to treat his injured ankle. Arians said it is uncertain at the moment whether Brown or Rob Gronkowski (back-end) will be back in time for Sunday’s game in Washington.
Click here for more Bruce Arians thoughts on injured Buc players.
Sean Murphy Bunting
Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 lbs Total: Mid Michigan
November 2 updates
The Buccaneers did not train on Tuesday but technically put two players back in training mode. Wide receiver Scotty Miller and cornerback Shaun Murphy-Banting, both currently in reserve for elbow and toe injuries, respectively, have been designated by the team as “returning to training”. This opens a 21-day window during which one or both of the 53-man roster can be activated at any time. The Buccaneers won’t be back in training until next Monday, but Miller and Murphy-Banting can do some work together on the field in the meantime.
Click here for more information about the status changes for Miller and Murphy-Bunting and what that could mean for the coming weeks.
Carlton Davis III
Height: 6-1 Weight: 206 lbs Kidney: Auburn
November 1 updates
The Buccaneers kicked off their farewell week on Monday, which will give the team’s relatively long roster of injured players some extra time to rest and recover. Coach Bruce Arians said the team will learn more about the condition of these players when the squad meets next week to begin preparing for its Week 10 road match against Washington. However, Arians had an encouraging update for three players who are currently in injured reserve for a short period: linebacker Sean Murphy-Bunting (elbow), Carlton Davis (calf) and wide receiver Scotty Miller (toe).
“I think we’ll know more when we get back, but Sean and Carlton seem to be making really good progress. Scotty Miller is too.”
Click here to watch the full day post-match press conference.