Luke Stocker TE TB 5 months ago

Stocker re-signed with the Buccaneers on Monday, buccaneers.com reports.

Stocker agreed to a three-year deal to remain with the team that drafted him in the fourth round in 2011. Stocker has recorded 35 receptions for 298 yards and one touchdown in 45 career games with Tampa Bay. The 6-foot-5, 253-pound tight end is most valuable to the Buccaneers as a lead blocker and provides little value as a receiver, evidenced by the fact he caught just seven passes for 41 yards last season. Entering his fifth season, Stocker provides the team with depth behind starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Luke Stocker TE TB 8 months ago

Stocker (concussion) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Lions.

Stocker is one of the only healthy tight end options available with Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) and Brandon Myers (calf) ruled out, though he's never been a major fantasy producer over his career. He's only been targeted five times this season, and has just one career touchdown back in 2012. Look for quarterback Josh McCown to lean on his receiving core more heavily when he has to move the chains.

Luke Stocker TE TB 8 months ago

Stocker (concussion) is probable for Sunday's game against Detroit.

Stocker will be available for Tampa Bay on Sunday, but at no point in his career has he produced, and he has just four catches for 29 yards in nine games this season.

Luke Stocker TE TB 8 months ago

Stocker (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, the Buccaneers' official site reports.

After receiving clearance from the league's protocol for head injuries Wednesday, Stocker was promptly a limited participant in drills, which he's already pushed to an unhinged showing. Meanwhile, fellow tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) and Brandon Myers (calf) have been unable to practice this week, opening the door for Stocker to make his presence felt Sunday at Detroit.

Luke Stocker TE TB 8 months ago

Stocker received clearance from the league's concussion protocol to take part in practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Stocker seems poised to miss only one game as a result of a concussion, which could bolster his meager output on the season (four receptions for 29 yards) if Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) and Brandon Myers (calf) remain out of commission in Week 14.

Luke Stocker TE TB 8 months ago

Stocker (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Bengals, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Stocker will join Brandon Myers (calf) and Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) on the sideline, leaving D.J. Williams and Cameron Brate to tend to tight end in Week 13.

Luke Stocker TE TB 8 months ago

Stocker (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.

Stocker, Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) and Brandon Myers (calf) are all questionable, but ASJ at least practiced this week, so he has a decent chance to play. Stocker and Myers both missed all of the practices this week and therefore seem more likely to sit out.

Luke Stocker TE TB 8 months ago

Stocker (hip) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington.

His absence shouldn't negatively affect Josh McCown's value this week. Among the Bucs' three tight ends, Stocker is a distant third in terms of involvement as a receiver. He has just three catches for 23 yards this season.

Luke Stocker TE TB 8 months ago

Stocker (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington.

Stocker practiced all week, so he ought to be available for Tampa Bay on Sunday. He's almost invisible in the offense, though, as he has just three catches on three targets in eight games.

Luke Stocker TE TB 9 months ago

Stocker (hip) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

With Stocker out of the mix, look for rookie Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Brandon Myers to assume tight end targets for Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon.