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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)


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W 29-7
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L 17-34
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Injuries mounting for ailing Buccaneers defense

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Buccaneers are disappointed and hurting, with linebacker Lavonte David, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and pass rusher Noah Spence among key players nursing injuries following the team's first loss of the season.

David left Sunday's 34-17 defeat at Minnesota with what initially was believed to be a high left ankle sprain that could have sidelined him for at least a month, however coach Dirk Koetter seemed optimistic Monday that the injury is not as severe as originally feared.

"I think you're jumping the gun a little bit on Lavonte. It's not as bad as it looked, No. 1 - and it looked bad," Koetter said. "X-rays were negative. We don't know exactly what it is yet, but knock on wood it's not as bad as it looked or as was previously reported."

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
Atlanta 3001.000
Carolina 210.667
Tampa Bay 110.500
New Orleans 120.333
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Winston532
Pass TDs: J. Winston3
Rush Yds: J. Rodgers82
Rush TDs: J. Rodgers1
Rec Yds: M. Evans160
Rec TDs: C. Brate1
Int: K. Alexander1
Sacks: N. Spence1.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 653 (31)
Passing Yards: 532 (30)
Rushing Yards: 143 (31)
Points per game: 23.0 (14)
Yards per game: 326.5 (14)
Touchdowns: 4 (29)
Field Goals: 4 (26)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 804 (6)
Passing Yards: 670 (12)
Rushing Yards: 145 (1)
Points per game: 20.5 (11)
Yards per game: 402.0 (30)
Touchdowns: 5 (7)
Field Goals: 2 (4)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/19 D. Rivers III pract. squad add
9/19 J. Moxey pract. squad del
9/14 C. Ward pract. squad add
9/14 S. Bailey pract. squad del
9/8 S. Liufau cut
9/8 S. Liufau off IR knee
9/6 J. Murray pract. squad add
9/6 M. Lucas pract. squad del
9/5 W. Clarke signed
9/5 C. Ward cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/24 K. Pamphile illness (Questionable)
9/24 G. McCoy ankle (Questionable)
9/24 B. Grimes shoulder (Questionable)
9/24 D. Bond knee (Questionable)
9/24 J. Smith illness (Doubtful)
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