Tampa Bay Buccaneers News - NFLNBC's 'Sunday Night Football' rolls with new broadcast crew Although NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” featured new faces in the booth and production truck before the season started, the broadcasts continue to deliver at a high level11 HOURS AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS Bucs' Gabbert, brothers rescue people in Tampa chopper crash Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert became an unexpected hero when a helicopter crashed into a bay1 DAY AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS Jamel Dean - Full practice Friday Dean (toe) logged a full practice Friday ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Panthers.
2 DAYS AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS Jamel Dean - Limited participant at practice Dean (toe) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact Dean has missed the last two games due to a toe injury, but it's been encouraging to see him practicing in a limited capacity ahead of Week 17.
Impact Winfield played through his ankle injury the last couple weeks, and it appears he'll do the same in the Buccaneers' Week 17 division matchup with the Panthers. The safety's status is worth monitoring, but all signs point to him being available Sunday after he was able to play 93 percent of the defensive snaps in Week 16. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Vita Vea - Questionable to play in Week 17 Vea (calf) is considered questionable to play in Week 17 versus the Panthers. Impact Vea was able to practice in a limited capacity all week, giving him a reasonable shot to return to the field for the first time since Week 14. The 27-year-old's status is worth monitoring as the contest against Carolina approaches.
m. ET kickoff Sunday. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Carl Nassib - Doubtful to face Panthers Nassib (pectoral) is doubtful for Sunday's game against Carolina. Impact Nassib is coming off back-to-back missed games, but he did manage to put forth a trio of limited practice sessions this week. Nonetheless, it looks like the Buccaneers consider the outside linebacker to be trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's divisional matchup. Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Anthony Nelson will be candidates to handle increased roles if Nassib is again unavailable.
Impact Dean's ability to practice in full capacity bodes well for his chances to play in Week 17 against Carolina. The cornerback has missed the last two contests while nursing his toe injury, but with Carlton Davis (shoulder) doubtful to play this week, Dean's return would be a significant one. His status is worth monitoring as the game approaches, but all signs point to him making his return to the field versus the Panthers. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Mike Edwards - Questionable with hamstring Edwards (hamstring) is considered questionable to play Sunday versus the Panthers. Impact Edwards has played through the hamstring injury the last two weeks and was able to remain an active participant at practice all week, albeit in limited fashion.
After opening Week 17 prep with two consecutive limited practices, the 320-pounder returned to Friday's session fully, ultimately allowing him to continue starting at right tackle come New Year's Day. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Julio Jones - Questionable for Week 17 Jones (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Impact He played through the injury last week but took only 24 percent of snaps as the No. 4 receiver in an overtime win over Arizona. It's possible Jones is stuck behind Russell Gage again even if he's active ahead of the Buccaneers' 1:00 p.
If he's able to go Sunday, Rakeem Nunez-Roches would return to a reserve role at nose tackle. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Donovan Smith - Weekend availability uncertain Smith (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, per the team's official site. Impact Smith wasn't able to gain medical clearance in the Week 16 matchup versus Arizona due to a foot injury, and he's currently at risk of missing his fourth contest of the year with the same concern. Although the 29-year-old strung together three straight limited practices this week, Brandon Walton would be in line to start at left tackle in Week 17 should Smith eventually be ruled out New Year's Day.
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It's not yet clear whether he'll be cleared for game action Sunday against Carolina, but he seems to be trending in the right direction. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Cade Otton - Gets back to full participation Otton (quadriceps) practiced fully Thursday, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact Otton opened Week 17 prep with a limited session Wednesday due to a quad injury, but it didn't stop him from getting back to all activity one day later. He'll thus continue to serve as Tampa Bay's top receiving tight end Sunday versus the Panthers, which so far has resulted in a 39-369-2 line on 58 targets for the rookie fourth-round pick in 14 games this season.
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1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Carlton Davis III - Doubtful for Week 17 Davis (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact Davis missed a trio of p