Monday, December 11, 2017
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Bucs GM: Jameis Winston could miss more than two games

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston could miss more than two games due to an injured right shoulder, Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said Sunday.

"There is no time line on this," Licht said on the WDAE pregame show prior to the Bucs game against the New York Jets. "This may be an extended period."

Licht added that there was no additional damage to Winston's shoulder. Winston had every game of his NFL career — 40 consecutive games — before missing Sunday's game.

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