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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Jameis Winston

Ryan Fitzpatrick replaces injured Jameis Winston at quarterback for Bucs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was benched with an injury at the start of the second half of the team’s game against the New Orleans Saints and replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Buccaneers confirmed that Winston was dealing with a shoulder injury — which has lingered for weeks — and was considered questionable to return.

Winston originally injured the shoulder three weeks ago, and recently re-aggravated the problem. Apparently it had gotten to the point where it wasn’t worth playing through anymore. He’d gone 7-for-13 with 67 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions in the first half, and the struggling Buccaneers were down 16-3 to New Orleans when they went into the locker room.

Jameis Winston will play Sunday despite re-injuring shoulder

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston aggravated his lingering shoulder injury last week, but it won’t rule him out of Sunday’s game.

Coach Dirk Koetter told SiriusXM NFL Radio Saturday that Winston re-injured his shoulder on a sack in the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills, but the injury is not serious enough to keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

“He played very well, especially in the second half against Buffalo,” Koetter said, via JoeBucsFan. “We did have that one sack-fumble in the first half and he kind of re-injured it.”

Winston originally injured his shoulder in Week 6. He played quite well against the Bills, so it doesn’t seem that the injury is hindering him too much.

Jameis Winston practices normally, will start Sunday

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will battle through a shoulder injury to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday that Winston will start after going through a normal practice despite a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder.

“He’s our starter. Jameis will be our starter. He’ll be out there,” Koetter said, via Jenna Laine of ESPN. “Jameis threw the ball well today. He threw it well.”

Winston himself said that it was mostly just a question of managing the pain.

“It’s not really about passes and making the throws,” Winston said. “It’s just the pain. That’s all. This is a long season. That’s the biggest thing — it’s a long season.”

There was definitely a chance that Winston would sit out on Sunday, but he and the team have apparently decided that the quarterback can cope with the pain and still contribute.

Jameis Winston does not rule out sitting in Week 7

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a tough road game to play on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, and it could get even tougher if Jameis Winston is forced to sit with a shoulder injury.

Winston, who hurt his shoulder in a Week 6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, has been practicing on a limited basis this week. He was expected to get some throwing in on Thursday, but the quarterback would not rule out missing Sunday’s game while speaking with reporters.

Winston also said he will be “ready” when doctors determine it is time to let him go, but the Bucs obviously don’t want him playing through pain for the remainder of the season. While he reportedly got good news after having an X-ray earlier in the week, the team has to think long-term.

Report: Jameis Winston will have MRI; X-rays negative on shoulder

The early news on Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is good.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, X-rays on Winston’s shoulder came back negative, though he will have an MRI on Monday.

Clean x-rays do not mean that Winston has escaped uninjured, but there seems to be a belief around the team that the quarterback has escaped serious injury. He went down in the first half and actually looked like he made a couple attempts to test out the injured shoulder, but it simply did not happen for him. We should know more within a day or two.

Jameis Winston leaves Week 6 game with shoulder injury

Just when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers thought things couldn’t go any worse for them in the first half of their game against the Arizona Cardinals, they lost their starting quarterback to an injury.

With the Bucs trailing 21-0, Jameis Winston hurt his shoulder and was forced to leave the game. Ryan Fitzpatrick took over, and the team announced that Winston was doubtful to return.

Winston has not played all that well for the Bucs this season, but he certainly gives them a better chance to win than Fitzpatrick. Coming off a loss to the New England Patriots that dropped the Bucs’ record to 2-2, they can ill afford to lose Winston for an extended period of time.

Hopefully the Bucs get better news than the Green Bay Packers got on Sunday after Aaron Rodgers exited their game with a shoulder injury.

Jameis Winston brings the heat in first pitch at Rays game

Jameis Winston first pitch

Jameis Winston showed off his impressive arm while throwing out the first pitch prior to Sunday’s Tampa Bay Rays-Texas Rangers game.

Winston was at Tropicana Field to visit with the Rays and some fans prior to the game. He then fired a missile when throwing out the first pitch:

The heat and accuracy on the pitch from Winston should not come as a surprise. The Buccaneers quarterback was a two-sport athlete at Florida State. He was particularly effective as a reliever in 2014, racking up seven saves while posting a 1.08 ERA. He probably could hold his own in the Rays’ minor league system if he wanted to give baseball a shot.