The day after one of the most injury-riddled football games we’ve seen in Tampa Bay, it was expected that there were going to be some season-ending announcements as Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter took to the podium for his next-day press conference following the loss to the Falcons.

Though he doesn’t know the full list of players whose seasons will be done following the Monday night game against Atlanta, Koetter did confirm to us on Tuesday that linebacker Ardarius Glanton and guard J.R. Sweezy are done for the year. Koetter added that Glanton had to have surgery late last night after being carted off the field in an air cast and that his injury was “significant,” perhaps lingering into next season.

Expect this list to grow even larger over the next day or two. Players like O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate, DeSean Jackson, Justin Evans and Ryan Smith were all banged up at some point in that game. Some were able to go back in, but others weren’t.

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Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: trevor@pewterreport.com
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Horse
3 years ago

Why are we carrying Griffin at this point, and if there’s no intentions to use Martin at all why not cut him? Sure would like to steal a player or two from another team’s practice squad and get them on our roster especially defensive end, running back, offensive line;. We can just carry them as inactives. Just throwing it out there.

Jlog
Jlog
Reply to  Horse
3 years ago

What would be the point we still have to pay him even if he’s cut now. We these guys hitting IR it’s not roster problem.

Horse
Reply to  Jlog
3 years ago

JLog; letting him go now will allow Martin a chance to sign with a Playoff Team and give us another PS or Roster position.

Jack
3 years ago

When it doubt, sit him out. There’s no reason risking these players this season. There’s nothing to gain.

Jack
Reply to  Jack
3 years ago

When in* doubt

surferdudes
3 years ago

I’m with Horse. Go a step further, cut Martin, he’s been given more then enough rope. If we don’t have a R.B. on our P.S., Licht really has been out of touch, but like Horse said, sign one from another team. The NFL is a crock when it comes to player safety. You can carry 53 on the roster, but only dress 46 on game day? Nights like Monday force teams to send players back on the field who are really to hurt to play. We could’ve used those extra healthy bodies last night.

scubog
3 years ago

I’ve never quite understood the rationale behind 53 players on a roster but only 46 eligible to play. Often a few of those are dealing with injuries anyway.

I agree with my friend Horse that perhaps there is a player on another team’s Practice Squad who we’d like to steal.

It might send a message to the team if Doug Martin is shown the exit. I don’t know the particulars of his violation but my #22 is going into the back of the closet with the others that suffered the Curse of the Scubog player jersey.

surferdudes
3 years ago

Scu, whatever you do, don’t by a Gruden visor!

Naplesfan
3 years ago

Cutting players now … NOW! SMH

We’re down a bunch of players, cutting someone now saves no money, saves nothing. And certainly the other players and coaches want to win now, not next year when many will not even be Bucs.

Yes, these injuries just make it even harder to win what will be two of our most difficult games this season – Carolina and New Orleans. But it’s next man up. Every player is playing for his career, even if this team is going nowhere in a week and a half.

Horse
Reply to  Naplesfan
3 years ago

Naplesfan; We have many players that are injured and will not play anyway; why not put them on IR and take advantage of acquiring other players from other PS to Roster. Like you said, next man up, but they have to be healthy. Do you get it now?

Naplesfan
Reply to  Horse
3 years ago

I was responding to those who are demanding we cut Doug Martin now, who is not injured. Sure if a player is suffering more than the usual year end bangs, where he is in danger of affecting next year’s play, go ahead and put him on IR. But that was not what was stated above. It’s people who just want to see the guys they don’t like cut now, just for silly spite, a sort of “take that, you rat!” kind of juvenile mentality. SMH

Horse
Reply to  Naplesfan
3 years ago

Naplesfan, I was suggesting to cut Martin now so he has a chance to be signed to a Playoff team and this will benefit him as it appears he won’t be involved in the last two games over Barber, Rogers, Sims, Cross. Meanwhile we can get a PS Player either called up and replace with another, or pick up a player from someone elses PS. I would just start acquiring players who will be here in 2018. Again, this is just my opinion.

scubog
Reply to  Naplesfan
3 years ago

I was a Martin supporter, but he lost me with this second “violation of a team rule” and the fact that he just is no longer any better than a street free agent. No reason to have him hanging around when his play and behavior don’t warrant the opportunity. I say give someone else a chance.

drdneast
3 years ago

I am well aware that cutting any of these players wouldn’t hurt any of them monetarily, but it would give me a world of satisfaction if they cut TJ Ward, especially the way he was run over Monday night. Here was a guy who complained about not getting enough playing time but never put together a good game to prove he deserved it. I was a Doug Martin fan and thought he desered another chance this year, but after watching him struggle again this year and then get benched for a game because of a rules violation, it’s time to… Read more »

scubog
Reply to  drdneast
3 years ago

We always seem to agree on football my friend. You’re absolutely right about T.J. Ward. Hmmmm, and John Elway cut him because of declining play and behavior.