Scott Reynolds from PewterReport.com joined The Booger and Ryan Show on Monday afternoon to talk about Josh McCown and how bad the sprain in his thumb is.
Reynolds said that the injuries will be addressed on Wednesday and Lovie Smith said that the injuries being reported aren’t as bad as what’s being reported. To Reynolds, if there’s a chance McCown will play then Smith will play him.
To hear the full interview, click here.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday afternoon announced that they have signed wide receiver Louis Murphy and waived wide receiver Chris Owusu.
Murphy (6-2, 200) spent the 2014 offseason and preseason with Tampa Bay after signing as an unrestricted free agent from the New York Giants. Murphy was released prior to the season opener.
The team also announced that linebacker Ka’Lial Glaud, safety Kimario McFadden and defensive end Adrian Robinson have been released from the practice squad.
Owusu caught two passes for 20 yards with one touchdown reception and had one kickoff return for 45 yards this season. For his career he had 16 receptions for 158 yards.
Many assumed the drama of last season ended when Lovie Smith was hired after Greg Schiano was let go by the Glazer family following a 4-12 2013 season.
Unfortunately Tampa Bay’s string of bad luck, and black cloud, appears to have followed the team into 2014 now with the news offensive Jeff Tedford is taking a leave of absence to deal with his health situation that started back in the preseason.
The news was first reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and then confirmed by PewterReport.com.
Tedford had multiple stents put in his heart to address a blockage following the Week 3 preseason game at Buffalo and while he has been in the building on and off, the situation has not fully corrected the condition apparently.
There is no set timetable for his return.
QB coach Marcus Arroyo has served as the team’s primary play-caller through three weeks with poor results. Tampa Bay’s offense is currently ranked 30th in the NFL averaging just 271 yards per game and only ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders. The passing offense is 32nd in the league currently, averaging just 163 yards a game.
It appears Mike Glennon will get a shot to help turn things around as starter Josh McCown suffered a sprained thumb in Tampa Bay’s 56-14 loss to the Falcons on Thursday night. The Bucs travel to Pittsburgh on Sunday to face the Steelers who are coming off a 37-19 road win against the Carolina Panthers.
According to FOX Sports Ross Jones, Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson suffered a fractured wrist in last Thursday’s game with the Falcons, but isn’t expected to miss any time and will play Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Bucs head coach Lovie Smith did not want to get into the injury situation during his Monday afternoon press conference, instead saying he would address them on Wednesday when the NFL requires teams to provide injury updates for their roster.
Jackson, like most of the offense, has struggled through three game notching just 10 catches for 102 yards and just one touchdown.
Not many teams have been as banged up as Tampa Bay early in the season but the Steelers could be close. In their 37-19 pounding of Carolina on Sunday night, the Steelers had, as head coach Mike Tomlin called them, three “significant injuries.”
The worst most likely was that of veteran cornerback Ike Taylor who suffered a broken arm after a friendly fire hit from teammates Lawrence Timmons. Linebackers Jarvis Jones(wrist) and Ryan Shazier (knee) both also left the game on Sunday night and could miss Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
PewterReport.com and WhatTheBuc.net have teamed up to provide monthly live hour-long podcasts at locations around Tampa Bay. Last Friday night the live event happened from Keel and Curley Winery in Plant City and Mark Cook, Scott Reynolds and Derek Fournier talked all things Buccaneers football including previewing the Atlanta game, the issues on offense and defense, and looked ahead to the Pittsburgh game next Sunday.
To hear the full podcast, click here.
With a Buccaneers injury report that already looks like a M*A*S*H unit, the list grew by one more on Thursday night, as quarterback Josh McCown was knocked out of the game in the second quarter.
McCown hit his throwing hand on the helmet of an Atlanta defender and was taken to the locker room for examination. When McCown emerged from the locker room his hand was heavily bandaged. Backup Mike Glennon took over for McCown bt fared no better.
It was already a forgettable night for McCown prior to the injury, as the veteran was just 5-of-12 for 58 yards and an interception that was returned for a touchdown by the Falcons.
With the new PewterReport.com website, we are trying a new feature and starting a live game thread for readers to share their thoughts as the game happens. Feel free to join in and have your voice heard during and after the game.
The PewterReport.com staff will also be jumping in from time to time and adding our two cents. We know when watching games live emotions runs high at times but please keep the comments clean and no personal attacks on fellow posters and readers.
A new game day feature will be a Buccaneers score prediction contest. Give us your prediction on the winner and the score before kickoff and the person who gets it right, or comes closest, will win a PewterReport.com t-shirt plus bragging rights.
Here are the staff predictions.
Scott Reynolds: Falcons 31-20
Mark Cook: Buccaneers 23-21
Eric Horchy: Falcons 27-23
Zach Shapiro: Buccaneers 27-23
Eric Dellaratta: Falcons 27-17
Kim Roper: Falcons 24-13
Andrew Scavelli: Falcons 27-21
Go ahead and add yours and see who is the winner this week.
The Buccaneers released the final injury report of the week on Wednesday in advance of their game on Thursday night in Atlanta.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DL Da’Quan Bowers – Abdomen – Full Participant – Probable
C Evan Dietrich-Smith – Back – Limited Participant – Probable
T Demar Dotson – Hamstring – Full Participant – Probable
LB Mason Foster – Shoulder – Did Not Participate – Out
DE William Gholston – Shoulder – Full Participant – Probable
DE Michael Johnson – Ankle – Limited Participant – Questionable
G Logan Mankins – Knee – Limited Participant – Probable
RB Doug Martin – Knee – Limited Participate – Questionable
DT Gerald McCoy – Hand – Did Not Participate – Questionable
CB Bradley McDougald – Knee – Full Participant – Probable
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins – Ankle – Did Not Participate – Out
WR Julio Jones – Ankle – Full Participant – Probable
T Jake Matthews – Ankle – Full Participant – Probable
LB Prince Shembo – Knee – Full Participant – Probable
WR Roddy White – Hamstring – Did Not Participate – Questionable