State of the Bucs


This will become a weekly series to help keep you up to date with the injuries, roster changes, and other moves that will shake up the Buccaneers roster as they prepare for game week.

Quarterback Josh Freeman was throwing yesterday after his cast was removed from his injured thumb. He was not throwing today, but appears to be on schedule to start the game Sunday.

Corner back E.J. Biggers will get the start at left corner due to the one game suspension of Aqib Talib. He beat out rookie corner back Myron Lewis as well.

Safety Sean Jones gets the start ahead of Sabby the Goat, nothing surprising here.

Rookie receiver Mike Williams and Sammie Stroughter are the two starting receivers. Maurice Stovall was back at practice, but will not start against Cleveland.

Newly acquired running back LaGarrette Blount was added to the active roster.

Keydrick Vincent will start at left guard ahead of Jeremy Zuttah.

Defensive tackle Roy Miller will start at nose tackle ahead of rookie Brian Price, but expect Price to get onto the field early and often.

Tags: Aqib Talib Brian Price EJ Biggers Jeremy Zuttah Josh Freeman Keeydrick Vincent Lagarrette Blount Maurice Stovall Mike Williams Myron Lewis Roy Miller Sabby Piscitelli Sammie Stroughter Sean Jones

  • Gatorbuc15

    Very glad to hear that Josh’s thumb has healed up like it was supposed to. I look forward to watching him back in action on Sunday.

  • Matt Staton

    Still should be cautious about Freeman’s thumb, it is still sore at this point and the coaches are monitoring him very closely. Don’t be surprised if Josh Johnson comes in for a few series, especially if he hits his thumb again.

    • Gatorbuc15

      Yeah your right, that could happen.