NFC South Standings

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4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

Top Don Gardner News

  • Don Gardner: Gets workout with Colts

    Gardner (hamstring) worked out with Indianapolis on Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    The 25-year-old was waived from injured reserve by Tampa Bay in early September with an injury settlement, and it now seems as if he's had enough time to move past his hamstring issue. Gardner appeared in one game for the Buccaneers in 2022, recording no stats and playing strictly on special teams.

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  • Don Gardner: Done in Tampa Bay

    The Buccaneers waived Gardner (hamstring) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    He's now set to become a free agent and won't be eligible to sign a new contract until he proves his health. Gardner played only 14 snaps, all on special teams, in the 2022 regular season.

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  • Buccaneers' Don Gardner: Ends up on IR

    Gardner (hamstring) reverted to injured reserve Wednesday per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Gardner suffered the injury during a preseason contest against the Broncos. He'll remain sidelined for the 2023 campaign unless he reaches an injury settlement with Tampa Bay.

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  • Don Gardner: Waived/injured by Tampa Bay

    Gardner (hamstring) was waived/injured by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Assuming the cornerback clears waivers, he will revert to injured reserve Wednesday. At that point, he can reach an injury settlement with the team. Gardner spent 2022 on Tampa Bay's practice squad.

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  • Don Gardner: Reaches injury settlement

    The Buccaneers waived Gardner (hamstring) on Sunday with an injury settlement, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

    Gardner has sat out since sustaining a hamstring injury in the Bucs' 18-17 preseason win over the Broncos on Aug. 11. Auman notes that Gardner could return to Tampa Bay's practice squad, which is where he spent the 2022 season.

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  • Buccaneers' Don Gardner: Hurts hamstring

    Gardner left Friday's 18-17 preseason win against the Broncos due to a hamstring injury.

    Gardner was ruled out for the game shortly before its conclusion, but not before recording one solo tackle. If he's healthy, his next chance for potential game action is Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Jets.

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  • Don Gardner: Signs new deal with Bucs

    The Buccaneers signed Gardner to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

    Gardner is now in line to compete for one of Tampa Bay's roster spots throughout the summer and into training camp. The undrafted rookie cornerback appeared in one game in 2022 but failed to record a defensive snap.

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  • Buccaneers' Don Gardner: Off PUP list

    Gardner (undisclosed) was activated from the active/PUP list Sunday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Gardner can now join his teammates on the practice field during training camp. The South Dakota State alum will be working to earn a spot in the Buccaneers secondary.

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  • Buccaneers' Don Gardner: Moves to PUP list

    Gardner (undisclosed) was added to Tampa Bay's active/PUP list Saturday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Gardner can be removed from this list at any point before the start of the regular season, but he will be unable to practice in the Buccaneers' upcoming training camp until then. The undrafted rookie out of South Dakota State likely will compete for a depth role at cornerback this coming season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Age: 26
School: S. Dakota St.
Experience: 1