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The Athletic's Greg Auman confirms that Bucs WR Chris Godwin is a candidate to open the season on the PUP list. That's not a surprise considering Godwin is working his way back from a mid-December ACL tear. "There have been encouraging reports on Godwin’s progress, but the Bucs have made a big investment in him long-term, so the priority will be getting him back to his old self rather than getting him back right away," Auman writes. Note that new NFL rules require a player placed on the PUP list to miss a minimum of 4 games, rather than the previous 6-game minimum. We're tentatively projecting Godwin to make his 2022 debut sometime in October.

The Buccaneers and WR Chris Godwin have reached agreement on a 3-year, $60 million deal that includes $40 million in guarantees, according to multiple reports. Godwin had received the franchise tag, so we knew he wasn't going anywhere. This locks him in for the next 3 seasons and sets him up to hit the open market ahead of his age-29 campaign.

The Bucs have officially used their franchise tag on WR Chris Godwin. It's his 2nd straight year getting tagged, so he's currently set to make a little over $19 million this season. The 2 sides are reportedly working toward a long-term deal, though, which would presumably lower Godwin's cap hit. The 26-year-old has finished top 15 among WRs in PPR points per game in 3 straight seasons. But he sits much lower than that in our early 2022 rankings because of his December ACL tear and Tampa's QB question.

ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports that the Buccaneers are working on a long-term deal with WR Chris Godwin. She adds that if the 2 sides don’t reach agreement by today’s 4 p.m. franchise-tag deadline, the team is expected to tag the WR. For fantasy football purposes, you should expect Godwin to remain with Tampa Bay for the foreseeable future. His end-of-season ACL tear, of course, challenges his 2022 outlook

Beat writer Greg Auman of The Athletic believes the Bucs have a “good chance” of retaining WR Chris Godwin. Auman doesn’t see the franchise tag as a viable path — Tampa Bay did that last year. He also doesn’t believe Godwin’s late-season ACL tear altered the team’s “long-term optimism of him playing at a very high level.” Regardless of where he plays, the 26-year-old should be considered questionable for the start of next season.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler cites “multiple sources” saying the Buccaneers have "high interest" in re-signing WR Chris Godwin. Godwin, of course, is coming off a Week 15 ACL tear. Yet he's reportedly viewed as the Lavonte David of Tampa Bay’s offense — “the tough and physical player who sets a tone and embodies team culture.” In 2021, Godwin set career highs in targets (128) and catches (98), doing so in 14 games. While the ACL might keep his price down a bit, the 25-year-old certainly won't be cheap. Free agency officially opens up on March 16th.

The MRI on Bucs WR Chris Godwin's right knee revealed a torn ACL, according to multiple reports. The initial belief was that Godwin had just a sprained MCL and would be back for the playoffs. Now he's out for the rest of the regular season and the postseason. It's especially bad timing for Godwin, who played this season on the franchise tag and is set to hit free agency in March. We'll see where he ends up signing and how his rehab progresses. He's not a lock to be ready for Week 1.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with an MCL sprain suffered in Sunday night's loss to the Saints, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Tampa expects to get Godwin back for the playoffs. We'll see whether WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is able to play vs. the Panthers this weekend, but WR Antonio Brown's return comes at a perfect time.

The Bucs believe WR Chris Godwin is dealing with a sprained MCL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Godwin is scheduled for additional testing on Monday. "He’ll miss time, with an MRI to determine when he’s back," Rapoport adds. It sounds like we'll get a more concrete timeline for Godwin's return tomorrow, but fantasy owners should plan on being without him at least for Week 16.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin hurt his right knee in the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. the Saints. This looked bad when it happened, but Godwin was able to walk off the field under his own power and never went to the locker room. He's officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.

Update: Godwin has been ruled out for the game.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown (ankle) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. HC Bruce Arians said afterward that Brown "probably" won't play vs. the Falcons this weekend. It's disappointing news after Arians said last week that he was "hopeful" to get Brown back for this one. Brown should stay stashed on fantasy benches as we continue to monitor his rehab. His absence is good news for Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Rob Gronkowski.

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Bucs WR Chris Godwin (foot) is active for today’s game vs. Washington. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, but the news on Godwin has been positive for the past 24 hours. He still comes with elevated risk in Week 10 fantasy lineups. But there’s also big upside here vs. the league’s worst WR defense.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (foot) is expected to play vs. Washington today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That matches The Athletic's Greg Auman's report from Saturday. The question remains how big an issue that foot will be. Godwin got in just 1 limited practice this week despite having the bye week to heal up.

The Bucs expect to have WR Chris Godwin (foot) for Sunday's game against Washington, according to The Athletic's Greg Auman. Godwin only got in a limited practice on Friday after hurting his foot in Tampa's last game, prior to the Week 9 bye. We'll look for additional updates on his status tomorrow morning. There's still a chance that he's limited and/or suffers an in-game setback. The matchup is sweet, though, vs. the 32nd-ranked WR defense.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (foot) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. Washington. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. "We'll see how he is tomorrow," HC Bruce Arians said Friday. "He looked OK today but we'll see how he is tomorrow. ... [He did] just enough to look OK. We'll see how he is." Arians labeled Godwin a game-time decision. The good news is that we’ll get his game status around 11:30 am ET. Godwin will obviously carry elevated risk if he ends up active. If not, WR Tyler Johnson will be a viable Week 10 spot starter.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians labeled WR Chris Godwin a game-time decision with his foot injury. Arians also revealed that Godwin hurt the foot on a tackle in the loss to the Saints prior to the Week 9 bye. Godwin didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday, and the Tampa media didn't see him out there for the start of Friday's practice. We'll see how he's listed on the final injury report later today.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (foot) missed practice again on Thursday. He's in real danger of missing Sunday's game vs. Washington. We'll see if Godwin practices tomorrow and how he's listed on the final injury report.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin missed Wednesday's practice with a foot injury. HC Bruce Arians didn't provide any other details, only saying that they'll need to "wait and see" on Godwin's Week 10 status. Tampa notably signed WR Breshad Perriman to the practice squad earlier this week after he spent 2019 with the team. We'll get another update on Godwin on Thursday.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown (ankle) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Saints. HC Bruce Arians suggested earlier this week that Brown isn't a lock to be ready after the Week 9 bye. His absence is good news for WRs Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Tyler Johnson will operate as the #3 WR but would be a fantasy flier.

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