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C.J. Spiller: "I'm getting back to my old self"
Thursday, November 28, 2013, 10:57am
The weekend off did a lot of good for a lot of Bills, and that included Bills feature back C.J. Spiller, who has been trying to clear the final hurdle with a high ankle sprain since the first month of the season.
“I feel good,” said Spiller Wednesday. “I definitely feel like I’m getting back to my old self, making the cuts, making that explosion, so just looking forward to seeing how Sunday goes.
When asked to say how close to 100 percent he feels Spiller declined getting into numbers.
“I can’t give percentages,” he said. “I was commanded by my chief not to give percentages anymore, so I’ll just tell you guys that I feel good and I’m ready to rock and roll come Sunday.”
Tim Wright may see increased playing time
Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 12:31pm
With Tom Crabtree recently lost for the season, the Bucs now have three tight ends on injured reserve (Luke Stocker and Nate Byham already were there). Wright, who played wide receiver in college, already has made an impact. He has 34 catches for 366 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bucs almost certainly will add another tight end to the roster. But Wright’s playing time is going to keep increasing. He was viewed mostly as a receiver early in the year. But, now, Wright’s going to get a chance to be an every-down tight end.
Wright hasn't found the endzone since Week 9, but he had eight catches for 75 yards last week. He's back in the mix as a streaming option.
Monday, November 25, 2013, 4:56pm
Bucs TE Tom Crabtree is out for season with torn bicep.
Beat: Michael Crabtree likely limited upon return
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 10:39am
The 49ers play the Seahawks, Buccaneers and Falcons to close out the fantasy season, so Crabtree may not be of much use until Week 15 at the earliest, and even then he'll be potentially dealing with Darrelle Revis. There's not much reason to hold onto Crabtree at this point, but it's possible that he produces in the fantasy playoffs if things progress quickly.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 8:32pm
“I’m saying there’s a chance,” Burleson said. “Like I said a couple weeks ago, I prepare every week as if I’m going to play. I want to play, I want to get out on the field. Still got to be smart and listen to the doctors and listen to the coaches, but the week started off good, getting into the gameplan and trying to figure out if I got a role this week, which looks like there’s a possibility.”
As the story pointed out, Burleson broke his forearm in two places Sept. 24 when he crashed his car into a median while trying to save two pizzas from sliding off his passenger seat. He has missed seven straight games, but practiced the last two weeks and has suffered no setbacks with his injury. Burleson, the Lions’ leading receiver with 19 catches for 239 yards at the time of the accident, plans to wear a Kevlar brace on his arm when he returns and said he’ll have to modify the way he plays.