Chris Godwin Getting Closer to Return
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a familiar face on the field with them today. Chris Godwin, a second-team All-Pro in 2019, participated in 7-on-7s today for the first time since undergoing ACL surgery.
Wide receiver Chris Godwin took part in 7-on-7s today for the first time since undergoing ACL surgery. He caught a short pass from Blaine Gabbert and ran it in for a touchdown. Prior to today, he was only doing positional drills.
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) August 16, 2022
Bucs Release Ross Cockrell
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran DB Ross Cockrell. A fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Cockrell spent the last two seasons in Tampa Bay, appearing in 29 total games.
Bucs have made their five cuts to get to 85. The big name is defensive back Ross Cockrell, a special-teams regular who was released. Was working at safety and nickel but now has a chance to latch on with another team.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 16, 2022
Patriots Lose Joejuan Williams for the Season
As reported by NFL Media, Patriots CB Joejuan Williams is done for 2022. Williams was a second-round draft pick in 2019. He played in 12 games last season.
#Patriots CB Joejuan Williams has suffered a shoulder injury that will knock him out for the season, source said. The former second rounder had been a depth piece for NE.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 16, 2022
MONDAY, AUG. 15
The Philadelphia Eagles have traded WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for DB Ugo Amadi. This move may prove to benefit both players, as neither had promising odds of making their former teams’ 53-man rosters. This is a common practice for teams to trade players on the bubble of making the team. This gives players a fresh start, and perhaps something clicks with the new team. If not, and they are getting cut, it takes some of the edge off to release a player that you did not draft.
Bucs Sign Carl Nassib
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached a one-year agreement with defensive end Carl Nassib. Nassib rejoins the Bucs after spending the last two seasons with the Raiders. Nassib’s last stint in Tampa Bay may have been his best. He recorded 65 tackles and 12.5 sacks in his two years there. Many have the Buccaneers as the favorites to win the NFC South, and as a legitimate Super Bowl contender this season. The addition of Nassib will certainly improve those odds.
Buccaneers reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Raiders’ DE Carl Nassib, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15, 2022