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3-6, 4th in NFC South

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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21hJordan 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.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

You can add a botched snap to the things that have ruined the Bucs' scoring chances in the red zone today (now 0-4). Also, Chandler Catanzaro just shanked another kick, this time from 48 yards. Boos growing louder. This team has worked out kickers in recent weeks, including Cairo Santos, but no signing.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury update: Bucs linebacker Lavonte David has a knee injury. His return is questionable.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Three trips to the red zone and 354 yards of offense for the Bucs in the first half against the Redskins and nothing to show for it -- Ryan Fitzpatrick was picked off at the 1, they had a holding penalty and Chandler Catanzaro missed a 30-yard field goal. The Bucs' lone points came from a 33-yard kick from Catanzaro. Redskins leading 6-3.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have invested nearly $53 million in their defensive line this year -- more than any other team in the league. At halftime, against a Redskins' offensive line down three starters with a banged up fourth, they have zero sacks.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury update: Bucs safety Justin Evans has a toe injury. His return is questionable.

Team Stats

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