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Winston full participation in practice for Bucs

Posted by Chris Brown on October 20, 2017 – 2:33 pm

We already know that Tampa QB Jameis Winston will start on Sunday against the Bills. Even though he’s listed as questionable here’s how he convinced his coaching staff he could play this weekend.

Winston was a full participant in practice Friday taking all the first team snaps during team periods.

“Jameis threw the ball well today,” said Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter. “Jameis is our starter. He will be out there.”

Koetter also said that Winston made all the throws in practice from short to deep.

“Jameis is a tough player, so it doesn’t surprise me,” said E.J. Gaines. “We’ll get a feel for him early and see how he is.”

MLB Kwon Alexander is also expected to return to the lineup on Sunday for the Bucs even though he’s listed as questionable too.

“It’s a blessing to be back. I’m ready to get out there and have fun,” Alexander said. “I’ve been off about five weeks, so I’ve got a lot of energy built up and I’m ready to get out there.”

Player No. Pos. Injury Game Status
Josh Robinson 26 S Concussion Out
Ryan Russell 95 DE Shoulder Out
Kwon Alexander 58 LB Hamstring Questionable
Robert Ayers 91 DE Knee Questionable
Lavonte David 54 LB Ankle Questionable
Adarius Glanton 53 LB Hamstring Questionable
Noah Spence 57 DE Shoulder Questionable
Keith Tandy 37 S Hip Questionable
T.J. Ward 43 S Hip Questionable
Jameis Winston 3 QB Right Shoulder Questionable

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Bucs QB Winston doesn’t throw again, but to throw Friday

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2017 – 3:53 pm

Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston was held out of all throwing drills for a second straight day at practice Thursday as he continues to recover from a sprained AC joint. Head coach Dirk Koetter explained.

“Jameis did not throw today,” said Koetter. “We made a decision to hold him for another day from throwing. He did everything else. I would full expect that Jameis takes all the snaps with the ones on Friday.”

The Bucs also added a starting defensive end to their injury report Thursday.

DE Robert Ayers was a limited participant on Thursday due to a knee injury. Backup defensive ends Noah Spence and Ryan Russell are also nicked up coming into Sunday’s game. Spence was limited with a shoulder injury while Russell did not practice at all due to a shoulder ailment.

 

Player No. Pos. Injury Thursday
Kwon Alexander 58 LB Hamstring Full Participation
Robert Ayers 91 DE Knee Limited Participation
Lavonte David 54 LB Ankle Limited Participation
Josh Robinson 26 S Concussion Did Not Participate
Ryan Russell 95 DE Shoulder Did Not Participate
Noah Spence 57 DE Shoulder Limited Participation
Keith Tandy 37 S Hip Limited Participation
T.J. Ward 43 S Hip Limited Participation
Jameis Winston 3 QB Right Shoulder Limited Participation

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Winston to throw some at Bucs practice today

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2017 – 11:41 am

Bucs QB Jameis Winston only did hand-offs at practice on Wednesday and was limited as he tries to recover from a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder. Now there are reports that he’ll be throwing at practice today (Thursday).

That according to Buccaneers.com reporter Scott Smith.

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How Winston comes through today’s practice will go a long way in determining his availability for Sunday’s game.


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Bucs QB Winston limited in practice

Posted by Chris Brown on October 18, 2017 – 4:29 pm

It was fully expected, but Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston was limited in practice Wednesday with the sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder.

Winston didn’t do any throwing as he just handed off. Ryan Fitzpatrick as expected took almost all the first team reps with the offense.

Starting MLB Kwon Alexander also looks ready to return to the lineup after practicing fully on Wednesday. Here’s the Bucs injury report.

Player No. Pos. Injury Wednesday
Kwon Alexander 58 LB Hamstring Full Participation
Lavonte David 54 LB Ankle Limited Participation
Josh Robinson 26 S Concussion Full Participation
Ryan Russell 95 DE Shoulder Did Not Participate
Noah Spence 57 DE Shoulder Limited Participation
Keith Tandy 37 S Hip Limited Participation
T.J. Ward 43 S Hip Limited Participation
Jameis Winston 3 QB Right Shoulder Limited Participation

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Fitz will get 1st team reps for Bucs on Wed.

Posted by Chris Brown on October 17, 2017 – 10:20 am

With a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder, Bucs QB Jameis Winston won’t be doing much more than handing off in practice on Wednesday. That according to Tampa head coach Dirk Koetter.

Koetter gave indication that Ryan Fitzpatrick will get all the first team reps in practice Wednesday for the Bucs, while Winston takes another day to rest his throwing arm.

“(Third string quarterback) Ryan Griffin will be able to run the scout team against the defense and on Wednesday Ryan Fitzpatrick will take the first-team reps,” said Koetter. “Jameis will be able to do some run-game stuff. We’ll do a few more things that fit maybe what Ryan does on Wednesday, and we’ll incorporate that in.”

So it sounds like the true test for Winston’s availability for Sunday’s game will take place at Thursday’s practice.


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Report: Bucs QB Winston has AC joint sprain

Posted by Chris Brown on October 16, 2017 – 3:52 pm

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston sustained a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder in Sunday’s game.

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Winston told ESPN’s Jenna Laine that he fully intends to play on Sunday against the Bills. Here was his quote on playing Sunday at New Era Field.

“I’ve come out of a game before, but I don’t think I’ve ever missed a game [on any level]. I don’t think I’m going to miss a game, either,” Winston said.


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Bucs QB Winston to have MRI today

Posted by Chris Brown on October 16, 2017 – 9:14 am

Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston left the Bucs game at Arizona Sunday after sustaining a throwing shoulder injury early in the contest. NBC’s Mike Florio was reporting that X-rays on his shoulder were negative after the game, but according to head coach Dirk Koetter, Winston will have an MRI today.

As for his availability for this week’s game against the Bills, Koetter wasn’t ready to make a call on Winston.

“Right now, it’s just too early for that,” Koetter said after the game. “Of course, yeah, we’re concerned about it. That’s why we did get a veteran backup, though.”

That veteran backup is Ryan Fitzpatrick, who went 22-of-32 passing in relief for 290 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in a Tampa comeback effort that came up short in a loss to Arizona.


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Winston, Mariota weigh in

Posted by Chris Brown on February 19, 2015 – 9:28 am

The top two quarterbacks at the NFL Combine have arrived and weighed in this morning. Here are the numbers for Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.

Winston measured in at 6-3 3/4 and 231 pounds, which is considerably lighter than his listed weight on Florida State’s roster of 248 pounds.

Mariota also measured at 6-3 3/4 and 222 pounds, which is seven pounds heavier than his listed weight on Oregon’s roster (215).

Both players are expected to meet the media today.

Buffalobills.com Combine coverage is presented by NAPA Auto Parts.


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