Found October 24, 2013 on
NFL Injury Report:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers make their prime time debut on Thursday Night Football hosting the upstart 3-3 Carolina Panthers. They’ll have to go without their marquee attraction, running back Doug Martin. Martin injured his shoulder in last week’s loss to the Falcons and has been ruled out.
Others to be ruled out for the Bucs are running back/returner Jeff Demps and guard Carl Nicks, after the pair went under the knife last week; Demps for a groin injury and Nicks for the MRSA infection in his foot. Both could miss extended time recuperating from surgery.
Mike Williams was able to return from a hamstring injury last Sunday but finds himself a questionable call again this week. Starting safety Dashon Goldson was limited all week in practice by a knee injury and receiver Chris Owusu‘s foot limited him. They’re listed as questionable, as well.
Defensive end Da’Quan Bowers, defensive tackle Akeem Spence, cornerback Michael Adams and guard Davin Joseph all participated in full and are probable for Thursday night. Mark Barron, Tom Crabtree and Keith Tandy are also expected to be available.
Doug Martin is obviously a crucial loss, as the Buccaneers offense is not really considered much of a high flying act. Although, there has been some improvement the last two weeks. Mike James will likely get a bulk of the carries with Martin out. The Bucs also signed running back Bobby Rainey during the week, but it’s unlikely they could give him much work on such short notice.
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According to Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is holding out hope that his season isn’t over after suffering a torn labrum in his shoulder. It certainly looks like he won’t be playing this Thursday against the Panthers.
Bucs still holding out hope Doug Martin (shoulder) isn’t done for year. He’s almost certain to Thursday game but...
This is it Bucs fans: the week 8 match-up that could make or break the head coaching job. Obviously it has been a rough past seven weeks for Tampa Bay, going 0-6 with a few near-win games and the fan base losing all hope of making the playoffs and losing all trust in head coach Greg Schiano. Fans had to watch the entire Josh Freeman vs. Schiano saga unfold in the middle of the season...
It appears the Tampa Bay Bucs had a timetable for the the return of running back Doug Martin, after all. After a week of adamantly denying the second year back would be done for the season, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports the Buccaneers want Martin to return in Week 10.
Doug Martin will spend the next 18 days strengthening his shoulder & will wear a harness, with the target...
With reports of Buccaneers running back Doug Martin‘s shoulder injury being of the season-ending variety circulating earlier in the week and no official word from the Bucs, Martin attempted to set the record straight on Tuesday. The Tampa Tribune reports Martin took to a local radio show at WDAE 620 AM to provide Tampa football fans with a ray of sunshine in an otherwise abject...
When Doug Martin went down with a shoulder injury on Sunday, all of Bucnation and the fantasy world went quiet. It was reported by several on Monday that the Buccaneers’ star running back may be lost for the season but Martin has offered a different take.
Via Fox Sports Florida, Martin (while on his radio show in Tampa) said he doesn’t think his injury will force him to sit...
Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin is sitting out Thursday night's game against Carolina because of a left shoulder injury. The Buccaneers also are without safety Dashon Goldson, who is inactive with a sore knee.
Martin and Goldson both were injured during last Sunday's 31-23 loss at Atlanta. Tampa Bay's other inactives are guards Carl Nicks and Patrick Omameh, receiver...
TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin says he's approaching his left shoulder injury day-to-day, and to his knowledge, the condition won't end his season.
Speaking on his radio show with WDAE 620 AM on Tuesday night, the Pro Bowl running back said pain has decreased and motion has been better since sustaining the injury Sunday in a loss to the Atlanta...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams is officially listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Williams has been limited by a hamstring strain for the last few weeks. Williams was a full participant in practice on Monday, limited on Tuesday, and full on Wednesday.
Injury Outlook: Williams was able to return to the lineup last week and caught 4 passes...
After last night’s loss to the Panthers, Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis said he didn’t know if his teammates still believed in their coaching staff.
Tampa safety Dashon Goldson claims head coach Greg Schiano hasn’t lost the locker room.
“(Coach Greg Schiano) has not lost the locker room.,” said Goldson per Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
If what Goldson is saying...
Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports that Buccaneers WR Mike Williams has informed the paper that he has a torn hamstring.
Kaufman mentions that he is not sure if the Buccaneers will place Williams on season-ending injured reserve, but he added that “it doesn’t look good.”
Earlier in the day, Rick Stroud reported that the team was “concerned” about Williams’...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams is dealing with a hamstring injury, and the team is "concerned" about it, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. It even has some wondering if Williams will play again this season.
Williams, who has over 60 catches in each of the last three seasons, has been the victim of shaky quarterback play so far in 2013....
TAMPA, Fla. -- It's little surprise, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Martin, 24, tore the labrum in his left shoulder in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, as reported by FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. Monday, Bucs coach Greg Schiano said it would be "a stretch"...
After an 0-6 start and mishandling Josh Freeman, a former Buccaneers player says the team has lost respect for head coach Greg Schiano (Credit: Chicagonow.com) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers under head coach Greg Schiano have been nothing but a mess. Last year, the Bucs finished 7-9 and appeared to be ready to turn the corner into a legitimate playoff contender, especially with the emergence...
According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin could miss 2-8 weeks with a torn labrum in his shoulder.
Latest on @TBBuccaneers RB Doug Martin: Source tells @FOXSports he could be out “2 weeks to 2 months” because of shoulder injury. Not good
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) October 25, 2013
We reported last night that the Bucs were hoping to get...
Don’t look now, but the Carolina Panther may be on the prowl. A 30-15 victory last week against St. Louis and having knocked starting quarterback Sam Bradford out for the season with a torn ACL has me thinking the defense for this team is coming along.The offense just needs to play steady ball.This week, Carolina is blessed with playing Tampa Bay, the team that could self-destruct...