Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) tackles during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Arizona Cardinals defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers Safety Dashon Goldson Did Not Make the Trip to Seattle, Will Be Out Against Seahawks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without a key member of their defense for Sunday’s difficult matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, as hard-hitting safety Dashon Goldson did not make the trip with the team due to injury.


This is a huge loss for the Buccaneers, who are also dealing with injuries to starting safety Mark Barron and backup Keith Tandy. That leaves Kelcie McCray as the only fully healthy safety on the roster, and his only memorable moment during his short time as a Buccaneer is picking up a boneheaded personal foul penalty against the Atlanta Falcons.

Goldson’s injury is listed as a “knee,” and it’s likely the same injury that has kept him on the injury report for the past two weeks. There have been no further reports as to the cause or diagnosis of the injury.

There have been no other reports of players staying home from the trip to Seattle, meaning that Mark Barron, who was also listed as questionable on this week’s injury report, stands a chance to play in Sunday’s game. But he’s also dealing with a nagging injury, yet he may be forced into action due to a lack of depth at his position.

Doug Martin, Carl Nicks, and Jeff Demps are the other Buccaneers ruled out of Sunday’s game.

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