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The Bucs placed DT Gerald McCoy on IR Monday after he suffered a knee sprain in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. McCoy reportedly won't need surgery on the joint, which should mean that he'll be fine for a normal offseason once things really get going in March.

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Bucs DT Gerald McCoy left the game at Carolina in the 1st quarter with a right knee injury. That's the same knee he hurt last week, but he played through and started in Week 15. The team announced that he's doubtful to return vs. the Panthers. We'll check on the extent of McCoy's injury once more goes public.

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Pro Football Talk reports that Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy dislocated his right kneecap in Sunday's loss at Detroit ... and then returned and played the rest of the game with the injury. We'll see how he looks this week and whether he'll remain on track to play at Carolina next Sunday.

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Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy is probable for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.  He put in limited practices all week after sitting out Week 3's loss to the Falcons because of a broken hand.  McCoy will have to adjust to playing with a club on that hand, which has to hinder him at a position that depends so heavily on hand usage.  That has him lower in our IDP rankings than usual.  Bucs DE Michael Johnson is questionable on his sprained ankle despite playing last week and putting in limited practices Thursday and Friday.  We'd guess that he'll play, but Johnson has been ineffective since spraining the ankle back in Week 1.  Bucs MLB Mason Foster remains out with a shoulder injury.

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3 months ago

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (hand) is inactive for tonight’s meeting with the Falcons. LB Mason Foster (shoulder) is also out, but the Bucs received some good news as DE Michael Johnson (questionable, ankle) is healthy enough to suit up. It’s still a very favorable matchup for an Atlanta offense that could score 30+ points tonight.

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Bucs DT Gerald McCoy is questionable for Thursday night's trip to Atlanta.  He broke his hand in Week 2 and got a cast put on this week.  McCoy told the Tampa Bay Times after practice Tuesday: "There's always a risk you could make it worse.  I don't think it's a secret that it's going to be hard to play with a broken hand after a couple days."  We'll update his status before kickoff tonight, but IDP owners should probably go in a different direction this week.  Even if McCoy suits up, he'll be getting used to playing with a club on 1 hand.

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Pro Football Talk reports that Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy suffered a broken hand in Sunday's game against the Rams.  It's not immediately clear how much -- if any -- time McCoy will miss.  Defensive players often play with casts on hand fractures.  The injury will undoubtedly affect his play even if the start D-lineman remains active, though.  We'll be downgrading his IDP outlook either way.  Losing McCoy for any time would deal a harsh blow to the team defense.

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ESPN NFC South blogger Pat Yasinkas relays that new Bucs coach Greg Schiano loves him some DT Gerald McCoy. “He plays defensive tackle the way I like,’’ Schiano told reporters at the NFL owners meetings. “We’ve got to keep him healthy because I think he can be a dominant force in this league." Yasinkas said he agrees. McCoy obviously has a lot to prove after finishing his first 2 NFL seasons on IR. The guy who followed Ndamukong Suh off the draft board played just 6 games in 2011. But he's also only 24. IDP owners should keep McCoy in mind for DT-required leagues and consider stashing him in a late round. His penetrating style can deliver numbers if he lives up to the opinion of his new HC.

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Bucs DT Gerald McCoy is reportedly done for the season with a right biceps injury he suffered on Sunday. The 2nd-year player previously dealt with an ankle sprain and has given IDP owners no reason to stand by him. McCoy will now have to wait another year to start delivering on his #3 overall draft slot. He also finished his rookie season on IR.

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3 years ago

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy is inactive for today's game in London. There had been some hope that he'd be ready to return from his high ankle sprain after a surprisingly quick return to practice. He should get back into the lineup in Week 9, after Tampa's bye.

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Bucs DT Gerald McCoy was a limited practice participant Wednesday. According to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times, he "was heavily taped but showed good movement." This is a surprising development following the high ankle sprain that McCoy suffered in Week 5. It was believed he might be out until after the team's Week 8 bye. We'll see if McCoy is well enough to play Sunday.

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Bucs DT Gerald McCoy is reportedly off crutches but in a walking boot for the high ankle sprain he suffered Sunday at San Francisco. The 2nd-year DT is not expected to return until after the team's Week 8 bye. That would bring him back for the Week 9 rematch with the Saints.

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DT Gerald McCoy returned to practice at full speed on Sunday. The 2nd-year DT was held out of Friday's game because of a shoulder injury, but his weekend return shows the move was more a precaution. McCoy is a high-upside option for IDP players with DT requirements, though he also appears to be going somewhat early at the position in such formats.

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Bucs rookie DT Gerald McCoy will miss the rest of the 2010 season after tearing his right biceps in Sunday's game against the Redskins.  Tampa was shredded by RB Ryan Torain without McCoy and will be a favorable matchups for opposing running games the rest of the way.

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