The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season has gone from bad to worse to nightmare status this week, as the 0-7 football team will now be without their second-best receiver for the remainder of the season.
Mike Williams tore his hamstring while trying to play through a hamstring injury, and will be out for the remainder of the season, the team announced.
#Buccaneers announce Mike Williams to injured reserve.
— Pat Yasinskas (@PatYazESPN) October 28, 2013
This was the nightmare scenario many Tampa Bay fans imagined during the offseason when the team did not add a viable third receiver.
And while the team is out of contention for a playoff spot, it still hurts to see Mike Glennon’s progress potentially hindered by lacking in receiving options.
Williams will have plenty of time to recover ahead of the 2014 season.
In the meantime, Tiquan Underwood, Eric Page, and Tim Wright will all see an increased workload as the Bucs attempt to replace Williams in the lineup. I expect Wright to be the biggest “beneficiary” of this move as he will see more targets with Williams not on the field.
There has been no corresponding roster move at this time, but speculation is that Danny Gorrer will be activated to the roster to add depth at cornerback.
#Bucs now say that CB Danny Gorrer has not been activated to the 53-man roster, although that remains a possibility.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) October 28, 2013
This would be a huge boost for a secondary that is lacking in depth and confidence at the moment.