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Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Breaks out in divisional-round loss
Britt recorded 12 tackles (seven solo), including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 31-23 divisional-round loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Britt was the surprise runner-up in tackles on the night for the Buccaneers, trailing only Lavonte David's 13 stops. The third-year pro's numbers were all the more surprising considering he filled a rotational role for the third time in as many pro seasons in 2023, posting 29 tackles (16 solo) and one defensed pass over 16 games. Britt, a 2021 fifth-round pick, heads into the final year of his rookie contract in 2024 and could have an inside track on replacing Devin White next season if the latter is allowed to walk in free agency.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Active Monday
Britt (calf) is active for Monday's wild-card game against the Eagles, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
The backup inside linebacker missed the first practice of the week leading up to this game but participated fully in Saturday's session. Britt has 29 tackles and a pass defensed on 154 defensive snaps this season.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Could return for wild card
Britt (calf) is listed as questionable ahead of Monday night's game against the Eagles.
Britt seems to be trending in the right direction to play in the wild-card round, as he's gone from opening the Buccaneers' week of practice with a DNP to a full session Saturday. If the 24-year-old is able to suit up Monday night, he'd likely serve as Tampa Bay's top reserve inside linebacker.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Returns to practice Friday
Britt (calf) was a limited participant in Friday's practice.
Britt was estimated as a DNP on Thursday, but he was able to participate in Friday's practice in a limited fashion. He missed the Bucs' Week 18 win over the Panthers after sustaining a calf injury during the lead-up to that game. Britt has operated as a depth inside linebacker and on special teams this season and has accumulated 29 tackles (16 solo) over 16 games.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Won't play in Week 18
Britt (calf) is inactive for Sunday's regular-season finale against Carolina.
Britt is dealing with a calf injury that surfaced late in the week and held him to a limited practice session Friday. Tampa Bay downgraded the linebacker from questionable to doubtful Saturday, and he will indeed miss Sunday's critical contest. Britt's allotment of defensive snaps may be absorbed by J.J. Russell against the Panthers.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Downgraded to doubtful
Britt (calf) has been downgraded to doubtful ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
The third-year linebacker was a late addition to the Buccaneers' injury report, as he popped up as a limited participant in Friday's practice due to a calf issue. As it gets closer to Sunday, it seems increasingly likely that Britt won't be available for Tampa Bay. J.J. Russell could see increased opportunities as a reserve in the Buccaneers' linebacker corps if Britt is out in Week 18.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Lands on injury report Friday
Britt is dealing with a calf injury and is questionable to play Sunday in Carolina.
Britt didn't have any injury concerns during the first two days of Week 18 prep but was a limited participant in practice Friday due to a calf injury. The third-year linebacker thus heads into the weekend with a questionable designation for Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Panthers. Britt has played a limited role on defense for most of the campaign, though he did step in to start in Weeks 14 and 15 when Devin White was out with an injury. If Britt is unable to suit up Sunday, J.J. Russell could see some work on defense.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Active Sunday
Britt (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons. having been questionable going into the day.
The linebacker had been listed as questionable heading into the weekend, but he never appeared likely to sit out Sunday after he closed Week 14 prep as a full practice participation. Though he'll likely continue to serve as a reserve linebacker and special-teams contributor, Britt may have more of an opportunity to contribute on defense while Devin White (foot) is inactive.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Enters weekend deemed questionable
Britt (back) is officially questionable to face Atlanta in Week 14 on Sunday.
Britt made an early exit from this past Sunday's game versus Carolina after injuring his back. He began Wek 14 prep with a limited practice session but was a full participant both Thursday and Friday, so he appears to have a good chance of suiting up Sunday against the Falcons. If he's able to play, Britt could help fill the void left by Devin White, who has been ruled out for a second straight week due to a foot injury.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Puts in full practice
Britt (back) was a full participant during practice Thursday.
Britt exited the team's Week 13 win over the Panthers early with the injury, then started the practice week limited. However, another day of recovery was all Britt needed to get back up to full speed. With Devin White (foot) still hampered by a foot injury, Britt could be in line for a larger workload Sunday against the Falcons.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Limited to start week
Britt (back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice session.
Britt was knocked out of the Bucs' Week 13 win over the Panthers early in the first quarter after sustaining a back injury. He played just seven snaps on defense and recorded two tackles, and because of the injuries to the Bucs' linebacker corps, safety Ryan Neal was forced to fill in alongside J.J. Russell for the rest of the game. Britt's limited session Wednesday could indicate that the back issue won't cause him to miss time, which is welcome news for the Bucs' defense with Devin White (foot) not participating in practice to start the week.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Leaves game with injury
Britt (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Britt was able to leave the sideline under his own power before eventually being carted back to the locker room. With Britt's exit, J.J. Russell is the only inside linebacker active for Sunday's game, and safety Ryan Neal is filling in as the second linebacker.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Will not return
Britt (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Britt's injury is one of many crippling the Buccaneers' depth at inside linebacker, which now has J.J. Russell as the only healthy body at the position. Ryan Neal has moved up to chip in at the position for now.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Good to go Week 1
Britt (hamstring) wasn't listed on the Buccaneers' injury report Wednesday.
Britt was forced out with a hamstring injury during Tampa Bay's preseason contest versus the Jets on Aug. 19. However, the 24-year-old should be ready to suit up for Sunday's season opener at Minnesota. Over 12 appearances last season, Britt totaled 13 tackles while almost exclusively playing on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Exits game early
Britt suffered a hamstring injury and was forced to exit Saturday's 13-6 preseason win over the Jets early, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Britt did not return to the game, and his status moving forward will likely be addressed in the coming days. The linebacker appeared in 12 games with Tampa Bay last year and is battling for a final roster spot in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Available for Sunday at 49ers
Tampa Bay activated Britt (ankle) from its injured reserve list Saturday ahead of Sunday's game at San Francisco, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
After missing the Buccaneers' last five games with an ankle injury, Britt appears poised to suit up for Week 14. The 2021 fifth-rounder has played exclusively on special teams so far in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Back at practice
Tampa Bay designated Britt (ankle) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
The transaction opens up a 21-day window wherein the Buccaneers can evaluate Britt in practice before deciding whether to add him to the 53-man roster or keep him on IR for the remainder of the season. The reserve linebacker had played exclusively on special teams and recorded three tackles in seven games prior to landing on IR in late October.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' K.J. Britt: Lands on IR
Britt (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Britt was a DNP on the team's estimated practice report Monday, after apparently suffering the injury in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. The second-year-pro has only appeared on special teams this season, so his absence over the next four weeks or more should not alter the team's defense.... See More ... See Less
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