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 could have LB Alexander back this week

Posted by Chris Brown on October 17, 2017 – 9:12 am

One of Tampa Bay’s best defensive playmakers was out of the lineup last week with a hamstring injury, but according to Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter, LB Kwon Alexander has a chance to return to the defensive lineup on Sunday.

“Possibly. It will certainly be good to get Kwon back,” Koetter said. “He is [an] outstanding player. I don’t think it’s going to hurt anything to get Kwon back, but I’m not sure about that.”

Alexander led the NFL last year in solo tackles with 108 and was tied for third in the league with 145 total tackles. He practiced on a limited basis all of last week and was held out of the Bucs loss at Arizona. But it appears he is all systems go for practice this week.

“He is cleared to go this week as far as starting Wednesday,” Koetter said. “Now, that is barring setback but we’re going to have a better injury report on that when it next comes out.”


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