Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB will be shut down for 'several weeks'

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB will be shut down for 'several weeks'

Winston had X-rays on his shoulder following Sunday's loss and no new damage was detected. Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter announced Monday that team doctors made a decision to sideline the quarterback for at least two weeks based on MRI results.

Tampa Bay has announced it is shutting Jameis Winston down "for a few weeks" because of a shoulder injury, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Winston gave a freaky pregame speech, then left the game with the shoulder injury, then instigated a fight with New Orleans' Marshon Lattimore.




Tampa is expected to activate Ryan Griffin from injured reserve this week and would carry three quarterbacks on the roster. Winston first sustained the shoulder injury in Week 6 and has seen his effectiveness wane in the last two games, completing 54.9 percent of his passes and throwing no touchdowns against two interceptions. That streak will end Sunday, when the Bucs (2-6) will try to end a five-game skid with Ryan Fitzpatrick replacing Winston against the New York Jets. The 23-year-old has passed for 10,052 yards with 60 TDs and 39 picks in 40 career contests.

On Sunday, Winston completed 7-of-13 for 63 yards with no touchdowns or no interceptions.

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