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Joey Knight - Bucs Reporter

Bucs Reporter

I'm a fourth-generation Floridian born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, which makes me somewhat of a demographic outlier. My family arrived in Zephyrhills before McDonald's, and I've resided there most of my life. When I was a grade-schooler, my passions were sports and creative writing, in that order. Today I'm an old-schooler (don't be dissing on '80s hard rock), and that order has been flipped. I love telling stories, be they about first basemen or first responders. These days, I cover the Bucs, but I'll dabble in other stuff (Colleges, Rays, Gasparilla Distance Classic, etc.).

  1. Bucs outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder/hand) did not practice during the portion open to the media Friday, but coach Bruce Arians indicated afterward he could play Sunday against the Bears.
  2. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady (12), attempting a pass during the first quarter of the Oct. 3 game in New England, enters Week Seven as the NFL's only 2,000-yard passer.
  3. Bucs cornerback Dee Delaney (30) could be thrust into starting duty Sunday against the Bears.
  4. Bucs rookie quarterback Kyle Trask (2), seen here during the preseason opener against the Bengals, has been inactive for all six regular season games.
  5. Bucs running back Leonard Fournette runs with the ball during Thursday's win over the Eagles in Philadelphia. Fournette's 376 yards from scrimmage (240 rushing, 136 receiving) in the last three contests rank third in the league.
  6. Bucs wide receiver Antonio Brown runs downfield during Thursday's victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia. Brown sprained an ankle during the game.
  7. Bucs coach Bruce Arians' team was penalized seven times for 120 yards in Thursday night's 28-22 victory against the Eagles in Philadelphia.
  8. Bucs safety Antoine Winfield Jr. is still in concussion protocol, meaning he could miss a third straight game this week.
  9. El mariscal de campo de los Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady (12), espera en el túnel antes de un partido de fútbol americano de la NFL contra los Philadelphia Eagles, el jueves 14 de octubre de 2021 en Filadelfia. (Foto AP / Rich Schultz)
  10. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady (12) leaves the field after his team's 45-17 rout of the Dolphins on Oct. 10 at Raymond James Stadium.
  11. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) looks to get past Bucs inside linebacker Kevin Minter (51) during Tampa Bay's 28-22 win Thursday night in Philadelphia.
  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (7) runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  13. Bucs cornerback Richard Sherman walks on Lincoln Financial Field prior to Thursday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Sherman injured his hamstring in the first quarter.
  14. Bucs safety Dwight Smith (26) escorts Ronde Barber (20) to the end zone during Barber's game-sealing 92-yard interception return for a touchdown in the NFC title game on Jan. 19, 2003. With the 27-10 triumph, the Bucs clinched the franchise's first Super Bowl berth.
  15. Former Bucs coach Jon Gruden places a team hat on his head during his induction into the Ring of Honor on Dec. 18, 2017.
  16. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady passed for 411 yards and five touchdowns in Sunday's 45-17 rout of the Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium.
  17. Jefferson quarterback Quentin Williams gets the game ball and a hug from coach Mike Fenton after Fenton announced to the team that Williams had broken the all-time passing yardage record for Hillsborough County during the 2010 season. Mr. Fenton died Monday morning.
  18. Despite injuring his right thumb late in the first half, Bucs quarterback Tom Brady threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns in Sunday's 45-17 win against the Dolphins.
  19. In addition to a 10-yard touchdown catch, Bucs tailback Giovani Bernard had 21 yards on four carries in Sunday's 45-17 win against the Dolphins.
  20. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady adds another milestone game to an NFL career full of them.
  21. Bucs inside linebacker Lavonte David (54) is led off the field after injuring his ankle during the first half against Miami on Sunday.
  22. Bucs cornerback Jamel Dean suffered a knee injury in the first half of a 34-24 road loss to the Rams two weeks ago but has practiced the last three days.
  23. Through four games, Bucs coach Bruce Arians' team is the second-most penalized squad in the NFL.