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  Saints | New Orleans lets go of 12 players    Fri Aug 30, 06:10 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Fisayo Awolaja, WR Simmie Cobbs, WR Travin Dural, WR Cyril Grayson, DE Corbin Kaufusi, LB Drew Lewis, LB Darnell Sankey and FB Shane Smith were waived Friday, Aug. 30. The team also released TE A.J. Derby, DE Geneo Grissom, OG Ryan Groy and RB Jacquizz Rodgers.

Footballguys view: Cobbs, Dural, and Grayson have been on and off of rosters during their short careers and could catch on a practice squad.

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  Saints | Jacquizz Rodgers signs with Saints    Sat Aug 3, 01:13 PM

Free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Buccaneers) signed with the New Orleans Saints Saturday, Aug. 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived RB Rob Kelley.

Footballguys view: Kelley lasted about a week with the Saints. Rodgers is there to give the team veteran depth at the position if he makes the 53-man roster. He can add value to the roster because of his ability as a receiver out of the backfield.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers finished in Tampa?    Fri Apr 12, 09:15 PM

Free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Buccaneers) is unlikely to be re-signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the opinion of Geoffrey C. Arnold of The Oregonian.

Footballguys view: The Bucs are set at the top of the depth chart with guys like Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones. Don't be surprised if they add more talent to the RB corps in the 2019 NFL draft, and don't expect Rodgers to be a part of their plans...unless injuries hit the depth chart in training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers solid in Week 16    Sun Dec 23, 07:54 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers rushed twice for two yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys and he added seven receptions for 55 yards on his seven targets.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers busy through the air    Sun Nov 11, 09:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers had zero yards on his lone carry and caught eight passes for 102 yards in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 10.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims not a lock to stick on roster    Sun Aug 12, 01:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is not guaranteed to make the final roster, especially if undrafted rookie free agent Shaun Wilson continues to impress, according to The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman, who believes Wilson could make the team at the expense of Sims or Jacquizz Rodgers.

Footballguys view: Wilson is more dynamic in space and has been turning heads since he joined the team. Sims stayed on the free agent market for a while and probably isn't a very coveted player at this point. Getting beaten out by a UDFA is clearly possible.

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  Buccaneers | Ronald Jones listed as No. 3 RB    Mon Aug 6, 05:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is listed as the third running back on the Buccaneers' first unofficial depth chart behind RBs Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers.

Footballguys view: This depth chart shows just how far Jones has to go. The talent is there, and his game was reminiscent of a young Jamaal Charles. Just like Charles (who didn't do much as a rookie), Jones may take some time to make an impact as a pro. We'll continue to watch this competition for the top spot as training camp continues.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims are quiet    Sun Dec 3, 06:55 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims didn't do much in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers quiet in Week 12    Sun Nov 26, 04:17 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 31 yards on eight carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers quiet in Week 3    Sun Sep 24, 04:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 15 yards on five carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.

Footballguys view: Rodgers faces a tough Giants run defense next week, but one that was bested by an Eagles running game that was ineffective through the first two weeks. He'll be a what the heck flex one more week before giving way to Doug Martin.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers dealing with flu    Wed Sep 20, 09:50 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (illness) started in Week 2 despite batting with the flu.

Footballguys view: Watch Rodgers during the week of practice to monitor his participation. Doug Martin is still suspended for two more games, so Rodgers remains as the primary back for the Buccaneers. That makes him a RB2/flex option for fantasy owners in all formats.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers reaches end zone    Sun Sep 17, 04:57 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 67 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 1.

Footballguys view: Rodgers didn't fare much better than Devonta Freeman did last week against the underrated Bears front seven, but the Bucs controlled the game and gave him scoring opportunities. He'll be a flex play against the Vikings next week.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay to use RBBC without Doug Martin    Fri Sep 8, 01:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers will most likely be the first- and second- down back, while Charles Sims will handle most of the third-down work and Peyton Barber will be the goal-line back while Doug Martin serves his season-opening three-game suspension, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

Footballguys view: If Barber is the goal line back, that takes some luster off of Rodgers as a first three weeks RB2/Flex play, although next weeks matchup against the Bears should at least be flexworthy. Week 4 against the Giants is a much tougher draw for Rodgers and the Bucs running game.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers could beat out Doug Martin?    Sun Jul 30, 03:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers has received plenty of praise from teammates and coaches about exceptional vision, toughness and his versatility, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine, who adds 'there's always the possibility' Rodgers could remain the starter after Doug Martin returns from his three-game suspension to begin the season.

Footballguys view: Rodgers has been workmanlike and steady when the Bucs have asked him to do more, but his ability to hold up for a long stretch of games under a heavy workload is unkown. As long as Martin returns to 2015 form, he should be the starter when he returns in Week 4.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers expected to step up    Fri Jul 28, 03:52 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers is being counted on to 'step up' for the first three games of the season while Doug Martin serves the remainder of his PED suspension from last season, according to ESPN.com's Jenna Laine.

Footballguys view: Rodgers is available in the second half of drafts and should start the first three games against at least a few weak run defenses based on last year's performances. He's a free strong flex play at his current ADP.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers back with Tampa Bay    Thu Mar 9, 05:24 PM

Free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Buccaneers) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 9, worth $3.3 million, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The team has to get Doug Martin through a three-game ban to begin the season. Rodgers did a good job last year filling in as the starter for Martin, and he should do the same in 2017.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers likely to stay    Tue Mar 7, 10:17 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to re-sign with the Buccaneers, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Rodgers worked really well with the Bucs last year. With Doug Martin suspended the first three games of 2017, Rodgers could once again fill in as a starting option.

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  Buccaneers | Coach hopes Jacquizz Rodgers returns    Mon Jan 23, 08:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said he hopes the team will be able to re-sign impending free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers this offseason.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers set to be free agent    Sun Jan 15, 04:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST

Footballguys view: Rodgers had to start five games for the Bucs in 2016, and he was impressive when called up to do more. He should return to Tampa as a reserve/backup running back.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers to carry the load    Fri Dec 30, 11:45 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to see a heavy workload against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17.

Footballguys view: Without Doug Martin (suspended) and Charles Sims (Injured Reserve), the Bucs have no choice but to turn to Rodgers. He's proven this year that he can handle a starter's workload...if just for a few weeks.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin benching explained    Sun Dec 25, 09:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was inactive against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16 because head coach Dirk Koetter believed RB Jacquizz Rodgers would be a better fit for the matchup, and Koetter said it was a 'decision for today.'

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers leads slow running game    Sun Dec 25, 02:52 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries Saturday, Dec. 24, in a 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay inactives for Week 16    Sun Dec 18, 07:28 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Caleb Benenoch, DT Demar Dotson (concussion), WR Donteea Dye, QB Ryan W. Griffin, DE John Hughes, DL Davonte Lambert and RB Jacquizz Rodgers are inactive for the Week 15 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers to see bigger role?    Thu Dec 8, 01:54 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers might see added playing time in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. 'It was good to get him back,' offensive coordinator Todd Monken said Wednesday, Dec. 7. 'I would assume he'll only be better this week in a little more of an expanded role.'

Footballguys view: The Saints' rush defense averages 97.9 yards allowed per game with only 13 rushing scores handed over so far. While the Saints allow a lot of yards through the air, they are more stingy on the ground. Rodgers won't see enough work to really be more than a RB4, but it could hurt Doug Martin a bit of Rodgers gets hot and they split the carries more evenly.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin injured late in win    Sun Dec 4, 09:30 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (undisclosed) left the Week 13 game against the San Diego Chargers late in the second half.

Footballguys view: He said he was 'bent back' late in the game, which is why RB Jacquizz Rodgers saw so much time down the stretch. At this time, there's no need to be concerned about Martin's availability down the stretch. We'll know more about this injury when practice kicks off for the Bucs this week.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers practices in full again    Fri Dec 2, 03:59 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) was a full participant in practice for the third straight day Friday, Dec. 2. He's considered questionable to play in the team's Week 13 game Sunday, Dec. 4, against the San Diego Chargers.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers a full participant     Thu Dec 1, 04:42 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

Footballguys view: Rodgers is back in action this week for the Bucs. He'll serve as a backup to Doug Martin, and he's a valuable handcuff to Martin as the fantasy playoffs approach.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers a full participant    Wed Nov 30, 05:57 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Footballguys view: Rodgers didn't play last week against Seattle, but he's on track this week to play against the Chargers. He's a change-of-pace back behind Doug Martin, and a valuable handcuff as the fantasy playoffs draw closer.

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  Buccaneers | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 27, 02:39 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared DL DaVonte Lambert, C Evan Smith, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, DL John Hughes, C Josh Allen, OL Leonard Wester, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 12.

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  Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Bucs    Fri Nov 25, 08:28 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Evan Smith (knee) has been ruled out for Week 12. CB Brent Grimes (quadriceps), RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot), TE Luke Stocker (ankle) and CB Alterraun Verner (non-injury) are listed as questionable. Smith and Verner did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 25, while Grimes, Rodgers and Stocker fully participated in practice. OT Kevin Pamphile (concussion) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers unlikely for Week 12    Wed Nov 23, 10:53 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) could have practiced last week, a league source said Wednesday, Nov. 23, but the team is approaching his return 'extremely cautiously.' He is unlikely to play in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Wednesday injury report    Wed Nov 23, 07:50 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Evan Smith (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23. RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) and TE Luke Stocker (ankle) were limited during practice. CB Brent Grimes (quadriceps) and OT Kevin Pamphile (concussion) fully participated in practice.

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  Buccaneers | Week 11 inactives for Buccaneers    Sun Nov 20, 11:32 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared C Evan Smith, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, DL John Hughes, OT Kevin Pamphile, OL Leonard Wester, QB Ryan W. Griffin, DL Sealver Siliga inactive for Week 11.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers ruled out again    Fri Nov 18, 05:20 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) will not play in Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Buccaneers | No practice for Jacquizz Rodgers    Thu Nov 17, 06:23 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 17.

Footballguys view: Doug Martin is back, so Rodgers would be on the shelf anyway. He's worth having in case Martin gets hurt or falters, but he won't be lineup worthy unless that happens.

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  Buccaneers | Wednesday injury report for Bucs    Wed Nov 16, 06:39 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot), TE Luke Stocker (ankle) and C Evan Smith (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16. C Joe Hawley (knee) was limited during practice, while OT Kevin Pamphile (concussion) and WR Russell Shepard (hip) fully participated in practice.

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  Buccaneers | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 13, 11:39 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared DL Channing Ward, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, C Joe Hawley, OT Kevin Pamphile, OL Leonard Wester, WR Russell Shepard, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 10.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers out again    Fri Nov 11, 04:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) did not practice again Friday, Nov. 11, and he has been ruled out for the Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears. In fact, he was still seen in the locker room wearing his walking boot.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rogers sits out practice again    Thu Nov 10, 06:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) missed practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Nov. 10.

Footballguys view: Doug Martin might be back, so even if he plays, Rodgers is unlikely to do much. However, we doubt he makes it in the lineup.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers sheds boot    Thu Nov 10, 12:28 AM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) was out of his walking boot Wednesday, Nov. 9, but he did not practice. Beat writer Greg Auman believes Rodgers is unlikely to play in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: Peyton Barber is your guy and by your guy we mean 'not anyone you want in your lineup' since he is, at best a RB4/RB5.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers sits out    Wed Nov 9, 07:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 9.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers unlikely to go Week 10    Tue Nov 8, 12:45 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) is still in a walking boot and appears to be a 'longshot' to suit up against the Chicago Bears in Week 10, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. With Doug Martin (hamstring) also banged up, the Bucs may turn to rookie Peyton Barber as the lead back.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers still in walking boot    Mon Nov 7, 12:27 PM

Updating a previous story, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) did not practice Monday, Nov. 7, and is still wearing a walking boot eight days after suffering a foot sprain during a Week 8 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: It just doesn't look like Rodgers is anywhere close to returning. Doug Martin missed practice on Monday as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury. If Martin can't play, then rookie Peyton Barber could be in for the starter's workload in Week 10.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers sits out    Mon Nov 7, 10:55 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) was out of practice Monday, Nov. 7.

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  Buccaneers | Week 9 Bucs inactives    Thu Nov 3, 06:50 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Caleb Benenoch, DL Clinton McDonald, RB Doug Martin, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, OL Leonard Wester, WR Russell Shepard, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 9.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers ruled out    Wed Nov 2, 03:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2, and has been ruled out for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. With Rodgers out, the Bucs will use a three-headed RBBC versus the Falcons on Thursday night. Antone Smith, Peyton Barber and Mike James should split time in the backfield with Smith being the most fantasy relevant of the trio. However, Smith is only worth considering as a RB3/flex play in Week 9.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers still sitting    Tue Nov 1, 02:52 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Footballguys view: The Bucs will be without Rodgers on Thursday night against the Falcons. In his place, the team will use a RBBC featuring newly signed Antone Smith, rookie Peyton Barber and recently re-signed Mike James. None of the three are great fantasy options in Week 9.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers does not practice    Mon Oct 31, 07:58 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) was not part of practice Monday, Oct. 31. He is dealing with a foot sprain. Rodgers' status is an estimation as the Buccaneers did not practice.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers has foot sprain    Mon Oct 31, 03:16 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) was spotted in a walking boot after being diagnosed with a sprained left foot Monday, Oct. 31.

Footballguys view: Doug Martin (hamstring) needs to get healthy ASAP. Without Martin, the team would have to turn to RBs like Antone Smith or Peyton Barber now that Rodgers is banged up.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers suffers ankle injury    Mon Oct 31, 12:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (ankle) is awaiting news on the foot he injured late in a Week 8 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: It's now being called a foot injury. The Bucs should be getting Doug Martin (hamstring) back soon, and this injury to Rodgers could open the door for Peyton Barber to do more.

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