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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 wide receiver Julio Jones (6) looks on from the bench late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 41-31 home loss to the Chiefs. Jones never reappeared after failing to connect with Tom Brady on a deep route early in the second half.
  2. Bucs tight end Cameron Brate (84) catches a pass during the first half of Sunday night's 41-31 loss to the Chiefs. Brate was injured on a collision late in the first half, exited, then re-entered for a few more plays before being declared out due to concussion protocol.
  3. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans catches touchdown pass during the second quarter Sunday night.
  4. Bucs tight end Ko Kieft sports his "Florida Strong" shirt during warm-ups before taking on the Chiefs. The Bucs will raise funds to support those affected by Hurricane Ian, and honored honoring emergency personnel and first responders ahead of the game. In addition, the NFL Foundation will match the $1 million donation made by the Glazer Family to support nonprofit organizations aiding those most impacted by the storm throughout the state.
  5. Bucs coach Todd Bowles and the team was set to return Friday afternoon to the bay area after practicing the last three days at the Dolphins facility in Miami Gardens.
  6. Despite winning the backup job to Leonard Fournette in training camp, Bucs rookie tailback Rachaad White has played only 32 offensive snaps so far this season.
  7. Bucs co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz said her family "is committed to aiding in the recovery" of communities ravaged by Hurricane Ian.
  8. Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith hasn't played since hyperextending his elbow in the season opener against the Cowboys.
  9. Bucs receiver Mike Evans (13), quarterback Tom Brady (12) and Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) get into an altercation during the second half of the Bucs' 20-10 win in New Orleans on Sept. 18. Evans was suspended a game for his role in starting the scuffle.
  10. Bucs receiver Chris Godwin (14) hasn't played since suffering a hamstring injury midway through the team's 19-3 season-opening win against the Cowboys.
  11. Bucs coach Todd Bowles greets Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at midfield following Green Bay's 14-12 victory Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
  12. Bucs outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett sacks Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the second half of Super Bowl 55.
  13. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is sacked in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 55, a 31-9 Bucs romp at Raymond James Stadium.
  14. Bucs coach Todd Bowles looks on from the sideline during the fourth quarter of his team's 14-12 loss Sunday to the Packers at Raymond James Stadium.
  15. Bucs wide receiver Russell Gage scores on a touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter with Packers cornerbacks Keisean Nixon (25) and Rasul Douglas (29) defending.
  16. Bucs wide receiver Cole Beasley (15), signed to the practice squad on Wednesday, completes a catch during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Packers. Beasley finished with three catches.
  17. Bucs wide receiver Julio Jones (85) reportedly has a torn PCL and won't play in today's home opener against the Packers.
  18. The Bucs signed 33-year-old receiver Cole Beasley to their practice squad Wednesday. He'll suit up for Sunday's home opener against the Packers.
  19. Bucs tight end Cade Otton (88) was the team's fourth-round draft pick this past April.
  20. Cowboys defensive end Tarell Basham (93), center left, and Donovan Wilson, center rear, knock down Bucs quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the teams' opener in Arlington, Texas. Brady, whose team topped the Cowboys 19-3, is nursing a sore finger on his throwing hand.
  21. Bucs cornerback Jamel Dean (35) celebrates with linebacker Devin White (45) after one of Dean's two fourth-quarter interceptions in Sunday's 20-10 victory against the Saints.
  22. Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith (76), pictured saluting the fans during a game against the Dolphins in October, returned to practice Thursday.
  23. New Bucs wide receiver Cole Beasley (15) runs during the early part of Thursday's practice at AdventHealth Training Center.
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