On Wednesday, the Bucs announced that long snapper Zach Triner would begin his 21-day practice window to return from injured reserve. Triner was placed on IR with a torn finger tendon after Week 1. He now has 21 days to get back into playing shape before re-joining the active roster. If Triner isn’t back on the roster by then, his season will end on injured reserve.
Triner is in his third season as the Bucs long snapper. After tearing his finger tendon, he remained in the game and didn’t reveal his injury until the contest was over. Triner had a perfect snap for kicker Ryan Succop on the game-winning field goal to beat the Cowboys, 31-29. Afterward, head coach Bruce Arians praised his toughness.
“I was really proud of him,” Arians said. “I would’ve not been really happy to have somebody else snapping that ball to win the game. So he gutted it out. He’ll get it fixed up and he’ll be fine. Tough as nails,”
Former Jaguars long snapper Carson Tinker has performed admirably in Triner’s absence.
Triner joins three Bucs players currently working their way back from injured reserve. Cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting and wide receiver Scotty Miller are nearing the end of their 21-day window to return. As long as there are no setbacks this week, both players should play against the Giants on Monday Night Football. Cornerback Carlton Davis is “close” to returning from IR, per Arians. Davis ran on the side during Wednesday’s practice.