Buccaneers linebacker Angelo Crowell sustained a torn biceps injury in Tampa Bay's 24-23 win over Jacksonville on Saturday night. Bucs head coach Raheem Morris said Crowell will miss the season due to the injury. Plus, a full injury report from One Buc Place.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Angelo Crowell's Buccaneer debut was short-lived in Jacksonville on Saturday night.
Crowell, 28, missed significant playing time during organized team activities while recovering from last year's knee surgery, and was sidelined for most of training camp and Tampa Bay's first preseason game due to a hamstring injury.
He returned to practice last week and suited up to play vs. the Jaguars on Saturday night, but Crowell had to leave the exhibition contest after suffering a torn biceps, which will sideline him for the rest of the season.
"He more than likely will be out for the season," Bucs head coach Raheem Morris said Sunday. "He will be done."
Crowell, 28, signed a one-year deal worth $3 million in March. He played the first five seasons of his NFL career in Buffalo. With Crowell likely out for the year, third-year linebacker Quincy Black is expected to start at strongside linebacker for the Buccaneers.
"I guess you'd have to say he [is the starting strongside linebacker]," Morris said of Black. "He's been starting all the games and taking most of the reps. He's been doing a good job. He's still being pushed by [Adam] Hayward and Geno [Hayes]. Really, Quincy Black has been our starting Sam linebacker for two weeks."
In other injury news, Bucs rookie running back Kareem Huggins (ankle) will be sidelined a few weeks with a knee injury he sustained vs. the Jaguars.
Cornerback Elbert Mack (ankle) will not play vs. the Dolphins on Thursday night, but Morris said the second-year player would be fine.
Second-year wide receiver Dexter Jackson (ankle), who missed Saturday night's game due to his injury, probably won't play vs. the Jaguars.
Bucs kicker Matt Bryant (hamstring) is still "out," according to Morris, who said he'd update the kicker's status later in the week.
Wide receiver Michael Clayton (hamstring) left Saturday night's game, but Morris said he would be fine, although Clayton could miss some practice time this week.
Rookie defensive lineman Jarriett Buie (sprain) could miss a few days of practice this week, but is expected to play vs. the Dolphins.
Bucs linebacker Jermaine Phillips (shoulder) will be limited in practice this week, but is expected to play vs. Miami. Morris said there was a good chance Phillips will take some more reps and see some action at safety in Thursday night's game.
Linebacker Matt McCoy (ankle), tight end John Gilmore (undisclosed) and safety Donte Nicholson (undisclosed) are listed as day-to-day with their respective ailments.
The good news for the Bucs is they expect to get several injured players back for their game vs. the Dolphins, including center Jeff Faine (groin), running back Earnest Graham (ankle), safety Will Allen (shoulder) and wide receiver Kelly Campbell (quad).
Tampa Bay is scheduled to practice at One Buc Place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before hosting the Miami Dolphins in its presason home opener at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday night.
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