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2018 Schedule
3-6, 4th in NFC South
Bruschi, Woodson expect Giants to get another W (0:55)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Still no Lavonte David. Still no Chris Godwin. Still no Justin Evans. Jason Pierre-Paul had a club on his hand (Dirk Koetter said he had a sore finger). Also, Ryan Jensen has a hamstring injury now.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

DeSean Jackson said "Giants fans still hate me to this day" for his 65-yard punt return for a touchdown that knocked them out of the playoffs in 2010. Dirk Koetter said he always has the green light to return punts so he may just line up for one Sunday.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Fitzpatrick was asked what it meant that the Bucs are continuing to start him despite his rash of turnovers. A very eloquent response that truly captures the essence of playing quarterback in the NFL.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Lengthy injury report Wednesday for the Bucs...Lavonte David, Justin Evans, Chris Godwin, Demar Dotson, Vinny Curry, Carl Nassib and MJ Stewart all not practicing.

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1dJordan Raanan

Bucs' JPP on playing Giants: 'I'm coming, man'

Jason Pierre-Paul, who was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason, said he's had the game against the Giants "checked off" since he left New York.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs running back Ronald Jones told me he is going to try to practice today. He said the hamstring is feeling really good. Vinny Curry is also feeling more optimistic this week but they're trying to avoid having another setback with his ankle.

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2dJenna Laine

Bucs LB David has sprained MCL, source says

Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David has a sprained MCL, leaving his status for this week in doubt, a source told ESPN's Jenna Laine.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have signed linebacker Kevin Minter, promoted running back Dare Ogunbowale from the practice squad to the active roster and placed offensive lineman Evan Smith and running back Shaun Wilson on injured reserve. Running back Ralph Webb has also signed to the practice squad.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have officially signed kicker Cairo Santos to replace Chandler Catanzaro. The Bucs worked him out three weeks ago. He becomes the Bucs' 10th kicker since 2009, now the most of any team in the league in that span.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Koetter was asked why Jameis Winston wasn't starting, considering they face a big decision about his future. His response? "We're right in there....there's a lot of football to be played."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said he'd been thinking about taking over offensive play-calling the last few weeks. He decided to against Washington because he felt like they "needed to control the clock a little bit more" and "use our RPOs a little bit more." A decision has not been made as to who will call plays against the Giants this week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said that they will be sticking with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick against the New York Giants, despite Fitzpatrick's three turnovers last week. "I just think he still gives us the best opportunity right now," Koetter said.

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3dJenna Laine

Bucs stick with Fitzpatrick at QB but cut kicker

The Buccaneers plan to start QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday against the Giants but released kicker Chandler Catanzaro a day after he missed two field goals.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell ESPN that the Bucs are cutting kicker Chandler Catanzaro.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans: "I'm a competitor. Sometimes I wish I wasn't as competitive as I am because it hurts. It takes me some time to get over it." He also said he didn't notice a difference, nor did he know there was one, in who called plays.

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4dJenna Laine

Bucs coach Koetter called plays in historic loss

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said that against the Redskins on Sunday, he was the one calling the plays and not offensive coordinator Todd Monken as the team produced 501 yards but scored just three points.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Koetter just said they yes, he called the plays today for the first time this season, and not Todd Monken. Koetter's explanation? "Just my own reasons." He's also considering starting Jameis Winston next week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs came into Sunday's game against the Redskins with the second-ranked offense in the NFL. They had 501 yards of offense yet mustered just three points in a 16-3 loss. They'd made huge strides in the red zone (over 60 percent) this year but were 0-5 there today. "To be able to move the ball like that and gain so much confidence going up and down the field and then to turn it over or miss kicks – whatever it is – is just really frustrating," wide receiver Adam Humphries said.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Smith could have ordered a four-course dinner with the amount of time he had on that dart to Josh Doctson. Zero pressure from the Bucs' front four. It's been that way all day long. One sack so far from Carl Nassib.

Team Stats

Passing Yards361.2
Rushing Yards91.6
Points For25.82nd
Points Against32.3