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Buccaneers' J.J. Russell: Stands out in preseason finale
Russell recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) in the Buccaneers' 26-20 preseason win over the Ravens on Saturday night.
The reserve linebacker comfortably led the Buccaneers in tackles while logging a unit-high 48 snaps on defense. Russell was able to make his first six NFL regular-season appearances as an undrafted rookie a year ago, recording six tackles across 44 snaps from scrimmage while also seeing another 145 snaps on special teams. Russell recorded 15 tackles overall this preseason, and he may have earned his way onto the roster again as a rotational option with a chance to see more playing time this coming season.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' J.J. Russell: Good to go
Russell (hamstring) is not listed on the Buccaneers' injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns.
Russell did not travel with the team to Germany for its Week 10 victory over the Seahawks due to a groin injury. His absence from Wednesday's injury report indicates he is on track to return for Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' J.J. Russell: Not traveling to Germany
Russell (hamstring) won't travel to Germany for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Munich, effectively ruling him out for Week 10 action, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Russell, who played in each of Tampa Bay's previous two games strictly on special teams, will be held out of the team's Week 10 contest versus Seattle due to an apparent hamstring issue. His next chance to suit up won't come until after the Buccaneers' Week 11 bye, when the team travels to Cleveland to face the Browns.... See More ... See Less
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