OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
2 hours ago

Stocker (ankle) will not play Sunday against Denver, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stocker's absence will leave a few more snaps for Brandon Myers, who caught one pass for seven yards on three targets in Week 3 against the Rams. Cameron Brate is the team's clear-cut top option at tight end.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
2 days ago

Stocker (ankle) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Stocker did not practice all last week and also missed the team's Week 3 matchup with the Rams. Stocker should be considered questionable unless Tampa Bay updates his status otherwise. With Stocker out against the Rams, it was fellow tight end Cameron Brate that saw the biggest increase in usage, catching five balls on 10 targets for 46 yards and two touchdowns.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
5 days ago

Stocker (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 tilt versus the Rams, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The blocking tight end had been ruled out as of Friday with his ankle injury after logging a DNP for each practice session this past week. Brandon Myers will start in Stocker's place, and given both the latter's absence and the Friday release of Austin Seferian-Jenkins, could receive a modest amount of attention from Jameis Winston.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 week ago

Stocker (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Los Angeles, Roy Cummings of WFLA Channel 8 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even with Austin Seferian-Jenkins no longer on the team, Stocker is unlikely to draw more than a target or two per game, as his role will still largely revolve around blocking. Cameron Brate and Brandon Myers are the real candidates to benefit from ASJ's release.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 week ago

Stocker (ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The blocking tight end is not off a to a good start with respect to preparing to take the field in the Bucs' Week 3 home opener against the Rams. Stocker was seen with a hard cast on his ankle in the locker room just two days ago, so his non-participation Wednesday isn't much of a surprise. His next chance to demonstrate some progress will come in Thursday's session.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Stocker (ankle) was seen in the locker room on Monday with a hard cast on his ankle, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It should be noted that Stocker was also walking without crutches. He injured his ankle in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, and was unable to return. The severity of the injury is currently unknown at this time, so his status will need to be monitored throughout the week.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Stocker (ankle) will not return to Sunday's game, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stocker was doubtful to return with his ankle injury, so it is no surprise that the Buccaneers are holding him out for the rest of the game. Expect Brandon Myers to see additional snaps in Stocker's absence.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Stocker is doubtful to return to Sunday's game due to an ankle injury, Roy Cummings of WFLA News Channel 8 reports.

EDGE Analysis

The severity and status of Stocker's ankle injury are not yet known, though his doubtful return is cause for concern. If Stocker is unable to come back to Sunday's game, expect Brandon Myers to see increased snaps.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
3 weeks ago

Stocker (back) is active against the Falcons on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The blocking tight end had been questionable with his back injury throughout the week, but will take the field after logging practices on both Thursday and Friday.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
3 weeks ago

Stocker (back) was a full participant at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

After logging full practices on consecutive days, Stocker should be ready for Sunday's regular-season opener. While listed as a starter on the depth chart, he's a blocking specialist and probably won't get as many targets as fellow tight ends Cameron Brate and Austin Seferian-Jenkins.