Per Rick Stroud and Pewter Report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Raymond Webber has been lost for the season. Webber was a rookie from Arkansas Pine-Bluff who Mark Dominik mentioned in high esteem when asked about his undrafted free agent signings. The 6’3 220 lb receiver suffered a hamstring injury on Monday and had to be carted off the field.
Though the news was initially that he has a severely strained hamstring, according to Webber himself he has three torn tendons. Webber tweeted earlier:
“I’m alright, wish I could play this year but I’m still a part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, its light at the end of the tunnel.”
“Doctor said he’s amazed I was able to walk and still function my leg from how the x-ray looks.”
The comment about still being part of the Bucs seems to indicate Tampa might put him on their IR as opposed to just reaching an injury settlement and letting him go. There’s no telling whether Webber would have made the team or had an impact this season, but he was a highly productive college receiver and if there’s any receiver where small-school players can come in the NFL and find success, it’s receiver. Regardless, it’s a shame for the young man. Here’s hoping he has a good swift recovery and comes back strong next season.