Brandon Myers
TE TB (6)
2 days ago

Myers could see an expanded role in Sunday's game versus the Rams due to the potential absences of fellow tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins (personal) and Luke Stocker (ankle).

EDGE Analysis

Both of his aforementioned teammates' statuses remain firmly up in the air for Week 3, with ASJ just having bonded out of jail earlier Friday following an early-morning DUI arrest and Stocker having been unable to practice Wednesday or Thursday due to his ankle injury. If the team opts to discipline the former and/or hold out the latter, Myers, who wasn't targeted at all in Week 2, could see an appreciable boost from the 22 offensive snaps he received against the Cardinals.

Brandon Myers
TE TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Myers secured his only target for a four-yard touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 victory over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The largely forgotten man at tight end showed up at an opportune time Sunday, breaking free for a touchdown reception on a Jameis Winston bootleg early in the second quarter that erased a 10-3 deficit at the time. While the score was certainly a welcome sight, his one target on the day is more of an accurate reflection of Myers' place in the passing game pecking order.

Brandon Myers
TE TB (6)
3 weeks ago

Myers defied the odds in making the Bucs' 53-man roster, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The presence of the veteran tight end on the opening day roster seemed like a far-fetched notion at the beginning of training camp, given his progressively reduced involvement in the latter portion of the season last year, as well as the abundance of younger candidates at the position. However, the Bucs surprised by keeping a whopping five tight ends and no true fullback, opening the door for Myers to hang on to a roster spot. Intangibles such as reliability and work ethic largely made the case for him, as he was barely a blip on the preseason radar (one catch for minus-one yard). "I came in this offseason and Coach just told me to do what I've always done, just work. I'm a guy that's never really been handed anything," said Myers, who has 34 catches for 317 yards in two seasons with the Bucs. "I took his advice, just came in and worked and things worked out. I'm very blessed, very excited for this season. We have a good group of guys in our room, a lot of guys in that room that can do a lot of good things for this football team."

Brandon Myers
TE TB (6)
1 month ago

Myers (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end is back on the field for the start of Wednesday's joint practice session versus the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Myers made an early exit from Thursday's preseason opener against the Eagles with the injury and had yet to return to practice. His status for Saturday's game against the Jaguars will likely be determined by how he progresses over the next two days of practice.

Brandon Myers
TE TB (6)
1 month ago

Myers did not practice Monday and may not travel to Jacksonville Saturday for the team's preseason game against the Jaguars, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

After suffering from the knee injury in Tampa Bay's preseason opener, Myers still has no timetable for his return. The veteran tight end was already at a disadvantage in fighting for a spot in a crowded tight end rotation, and the injury certainly worsens the situation for Myers. He should still be considered day-to-day at this point.

Brandon Myers
TE TB (6)
1 month ago

Myers (knee) remained sidelined in Saturday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end left Thursday's preseason opener with the injury and remains sidelined without an announced timetable for return. Myers is already facing an uphill battle for a roster spot given the play of Cameron Brate and Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the passing game, Luke Stocker's blocking acumen and rookie Dan Vitale's dynamic athleticism and ability to fill in at both fullback and tight end as well. Myers remains day-to-day until further notice.

Brandon Myers
TE TB (6)
1 month ago

Myers left Thursday's preseason opener against the Eagles early due to a knee injury, Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of the injury is not known at this time, but he will not return to the game. The 30-year-old tight end is currently fourth on the Buccaneers depth chart, so he is competing for a roster spot.

Brandon Myers
TE TB (6)
2 months ago

Myers, fighting to hold on to a roster spot at a crowded tight end position, was laid out on a hit by safety Major Wright in Saturday's practice that angered head coach Dirk Koetter, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end already faces long odds on the roster front, so a knockout blow from one of his own teammates was about the last thing he needed. Myers had just hauled in a pass down the seam from quarterback Mike Glennon when he was leveled on the chin by a right forearm from Wright that laid him out for approximately 10 seconds. Although the 30-year-old was able to regain his feet afterwards and remain in practice, the hit undermined Koetter's stated goal of reducing penalties this coming season. "That was a cheap shot. All right? That was a cheap shot," Koetter said. "He would've been ejected, he would've been fined and it's a 15-yard penalty. So we don't need those kind of hits. Those kind of hits don't do us any good because they won't be good on Sunday."

Brandon Myers
TE TB (6)
9 months ago

Myers finished the 2015 season with 12 receptions for 127 yards and no touchdowns over 11 games.

EDGE Analysis

The 12 catches equaled Myers' second-lowest total of his career, a figure he initially reached in a Raider uniform back in 2010. The 30-year-old briefly took on a more expanded role than originally planned in the season's early going after a shoulder injury to starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins. However, the emergence of second-year pro Cameron Brate gradually seemed to render Myers irrelevant in the passing game, essentially negating his sole value to the Bucs. The veteran was absent from the stat sheet in Weeks 13 and 14, the last two games he was active for. Myers was then was a healthy inactive over the last four contests once the tight end position was back at full strength. Despite the fact that he's under contract for next season, Myers appears to be strong candidate for release this offseason, particularly with a cheaper and younger alternative in Brate available.

Brandon Myers
TE TB (6)
9 months ago

Myers is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Myers will be inactive for a fourth straight week. He's plunged to fourth on the depth chart at tight end, and with the Bucs fully healthy at the position, there's not really a pressing need to have him available for games.