On Tuesday, the Bucs announced they have place wide receiver Chris Godwin and defensive tackle Pat O’Connor on injured reserve. Godwin will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. He was the Bucs leader in catches and yards this season.

News broke yesterday that Bucs defensive lineman Pat O’Connor’s season was over after he suffered a knee injury in the team’s loss against New Orleans. However, it looks like that might not be the case. The Athletic’s Greg Auman is reporting O’Connor will not need surgery on his knee.

The fifth-year defensive lineman got a second opinion which provided a more positive prognosis. While he is still expected to be out a few weeks, there is a possibility he could return for the playoffs. ESPN’s Adam Schefter originally reported that O’Connor’s season was over.

An anchor on special teams, O’Connor has recently seen more snaps along the defensive line. He totaled 15 snaps against the Falcons in Week 14 and has four tackles, two quarterback hits and a sack on the season for the Bucs.

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surferdudes
surferdudes
6 months ago

So who’s on the way up from the P.S.?

BigSombrero
BigSombrero
6 months ago

So long Godwin. It was nice watching you play for the Bucs. You were a class act all the way.

Good luck on the next stop on your NFL journey!

chefboho
chefboho
Reply to  BigSombrero
6 months ago

You have info we don’t know about or are you just trolling?

MWD
MWD
Reply to  chefboho
6 months ago

Big Sombrero is trolling for sure- though this move wouldn’t surprise me based on the cost to keep him- I do think because he will be coming back from an injury- and if Brady plays another year- he will be back (Godwin). If he does sign somewhere else- it won’t be hard to get another stud at the wideout position but I’m a fan of Godwin (we drafted him) so I want him to stay for sure!