2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have signed defensive tackle Jerel Worthy and have waived (injured) linebacker Shaheed Salmon. Depth has been an issue for the Bucs at defensive tackle, with Vita Vea still nursing a calf injury and Stevie T'uikolovatu being waived (injured). Mitch Unrein has also been out.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury updates: Bucs running back Charles Sims, who left Saturday's second preseason game with a knee injury, was not practicing Monday but was in a brace on the sideline and was walking on it. Carlton Davis, who missed the game with an ankle injury, did practice. Jordan Whitehead (shoulder) and M.J. Stewart (foot) both participated in practice but had on black non-contact jerseys.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Vernon Hargreaves, who has missed the first two preseason games with a groin injury, was backpedaling and jogging on the practice field today. He wasn't going full-speed, but this is progress.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Pierre-Paul spends some time with Vinny Curry after practice after Curry sought his help. JPP's drawn a lot of praise not only for his play, but for his leadership off the field. He's frequently on the sidelines in between reps helping out Noah Spence, Will Gholston and Will Clarke. JPP told me, "I said from the moment that I got here that I'll lead by example and that's just me period."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have been awarded defensive tackle Adam Reth off of waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles. Defensive tackle Drew Iddings has also been waived (injured).

1:11

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

In a recent conversation with a supervisor of officiating, Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter was told regarding the new rules, "You'll know it when you see it." That hasn't been the case though. "I don't think that's how they're calling it at all," Koetter said, adding that "it's gonna take some time for everybody to get it right."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said Jameis Winston played "lights out" against the Titans. "That second quarter, Jameis was on fire." He also said Ryan Fitzpatrick was "not as sharp as he was in Miami but he's been very consistent throughout training camp."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston said he knew there was a flag on the touchdown throw to Chris Godwin so that enabled him to take a chance on that throw to him, even though he was off-balance and being brought to the ground. But he added, "In film, I'm probably going to get yelled at, but at the end of the day, I've got to learn from those."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm told that the preliminary diagnosis for cornerback M.J. Stewart is a bone bruise on his heel. So he should be fine.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs' red-zone efficiency has jumped from 33.3 percent in the first two preseason games last year to 55.5 percent this year. Through two preseason games, they've also managed to outscore their four-game output from last year, 56 to 43. Nice feather in the cap of offensive coordinator Todd Monken. Dirk Koetter has always called plays but is having Monken do so this preseason. The plan is for Koetter to call plays during the season though.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs player of the game for me: rookie cornerback MJ Stewart, who had two forced fumbles. He left the game with a foot injury and did not return, but his impact was certainly felt — his second turnover gave the Bucs a chance to run their two-minute offense before the half, which Jameis Winston did successfully with a 10-play, 72-yard drive.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

No touchdowns for the Bucs' offense with Ryan Fitzpatrick in the first quarter against the Titans, but Jameis Winston did just about everything you could ask for in the second, throwing for 226 yards and connecting with Chris Godwin and Justin Watson for touchdowns. His throw to Godwin, where he escaped pressure and threw completely off-balance, was one of those plays only Winston could make. He also found DeSean Jackson on a 54-yard pass downfield -- something that was missing last year and both vowed to correct heading into 2018. We've seen that a few times during camp. This is shaping up to be a very strong camp for No. 3, even as he's had to give up a lot of first-team reps.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Several Bucs players not dressing against the Titans: Josh Robinson, Vernon Hargreaves, Carlton Davis, Vita Vea, Kendell Beckwith, Shaheed Salmon, Devante Bond, Leonard Wester, Cole Boozer, Cole Gardner, Bobo Wilson and Mitch Unrein.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me that Bucs defensive tackle Stevie Tu'ikolovatu suffered a torn tricep and will require surgery, hence why he was waived/injured. If he clears waivers, the team has the option of placing him on injured reserve or reaching an injury settlement. A settlement is the likely scenario here.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver DeSean Jackson visits with Eddie George during joint practices with the Tennessee Titans. (Photo: Turron Davenport).

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have waived (injured) defensive tackle Stevie Tu'ikolovatu and signed defensive tackle Drew Iddings. Tu'ikolovatu had been placed on IR last year with a knee injury before the season even began, so they really haven't gotten to see what he can do. Vita Vea is also still recovering from a calf injury, so that position has definitely taken a hit.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter called Jason Pierre-Paul a "pleasant surprise" today, after the first of two joint practices against the Titans. "I guess wasn't expecting JPP to be the practice player and the leader that he's been so far. I'm really fired up about it. Sometimes a guy that's got his pedigree comes in and is looking for ways out of drills, and that's not him at all."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm eager for some of the Bucs' young corners -- Carlton Davis, M.J. Stewart, Ryan Smith --- to go up against a now-healthy Corey Davis, who has had a really solid camp. Also, one-on-ones OL vs. DL are always a blast in joint practices. Give me Taylor Lewan vs Noah Spence.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Things to watch for with the Bucs-Titans joint practices: Jameis Winston/Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. a Titans secondary that may be one of the most underrated in the NFL. Kevin Byard's an INT machine and Adoree Jackson has had an excellent camp. Also, they'll be seeing a mix of 3-4/4-3 up front. Good test prepping for the Steelers in Week 3.

Find Tickets