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NFL Practice Squad Updates: 12/4/18

We’ll keep track of today’s practice squad moves here:

Arizona Cardinals

Carolina Panthers

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

Miami Dolphins

New York Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 12/3/18

Here are Monday’s practice squad decisions:

Denver Broncos

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/2/18

Today’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Los Angeles Rams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Latest On DeSean Jackson’s Future With Buccaneers

DeSean Jackson may have already played his last down for the Buccaneers. Jackson is sidelined for Tampa Bay’s matchup against the Panthers today due to a thumb injury, and his displeasure with the team has been evident for some time. Between that and the fact that Tampa Bay can cut Jackson after the season and completely clear his 2019 $10MM salary off the books with no dead money penalty, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times believes that Jackson’s tenure with the club is just about over.

Jackson has always been mercurial, but he has reason to be upset with the way things have gone in Tampa since he signed a three-year, $33.5MM contract with the club in 2017. As Stroud observes — and as has been painfully evident to anyone watching Buccaneers games over the last two seasons — Jackson and quarterback Jameis Winston have never gotten on the same page, with Winston’s frequent misses of a wide-open Jackson having become something of a running joke. Jackson has seen much more success with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, but Fitzpatrick is not exactly the Bucs’ quarterback of the future.

Plus, the Bucs are 4-7 and may be headed for a last-place finish in the NFC South for the second year in a row, which will only add to Jackson’s frustrations. The 32-year-old speedster may not have much time left in the league, and he surely wants to give himself a shot at a ring before his career is over. It does not seem likely that the 2019 Buccaneers will give him a great opportunity to achieve that goal.

Jackson requested a trade back in October, and Stroud wonders whether he will ask the club to put him on IR now so that he can preserve himself for his expected foray back into free agency next offseason.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

Bucs’ Winston, Uber Driver Reach Settlement

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has reached a settlement with an Uber driver who accused him of groping her in 2016, the Tampa Bay Times’ Matt Baker writes.

A sexual battery lawsuit was filed against Winston after the woman alleged the fourth-year quarterback grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz. She made the incident known last fall, leading to an NFL investigation which deemed her claim as “consistent and credible.” The incident led to a three-game suspension in 2018 for violating the NFL’s personal-conduct policy. The woman, identified as Kate P., filed the civil suit in September seeking $75,000 in damages.

Though he denied the allegations and disagreed with the suspension, Winston released a statement in June on the incident:

“Although I am disappointed in the NFL’s decision, I understand the NFL’s process, and I embrace this as an opportunity to take advantage of the resources available to help me achieve the goals that I have for myself.”

Since returning from the suspension, Winston reassumed his role as the Buccaneers’ starting quarterback and has thrown for 1,692 yards and 10 touchdowns in six games.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

Minor NFL Transactions: 11/28/18

Today’s minor moves:

Green Bay Packers

Miami Dolphins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 11/28/18

We’ll keep track of today’s practice squad moves here:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

  • Signed: TE Nick Keizer

Miami Dolphins

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Minor NFL Transactions: 11/27/18

Today’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

  • Signed: OL Gerhard de Beer

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Buccaneers Notes: Jackson, Howard

  • Buccaneers receiver DeSean Jackson is headed to New York to get a second opinion on his thumb injury, per Jenna Laine of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Jackson was originally injured in Week 11, and while he played against the 49ers in Week 12, it still sounds as though the issue is bothering him. Elsewhere in Tampa Bay, tight end O.J. Howard — who is already on injured reserve — is facing a four-to-six week recovery timeline for his ankle ailment, tweets Laine. Given that the Bucs are already out of postseason contention, Howard isn’t a candidate to return this year.

Minor NFL Transactions: 11/26/18

Today’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Dallas Cowboys

New York Giants

Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers