OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 day ago

Stocker (ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Saints, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stocker was seen sporting a walking boot following Friday's session, and since he also hasn't taken the field at all after injuring his ankle against the Chargers last weekend, his upcoming absence Sunday comes as little surprise. With him sidelined, Cameron Brate figures to be backed up by some combination of veteran Brandon Myers and rookie Alan Cross.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 day ago

Stocker (ankle) was seen wearing a walking boot following Friday's practice, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stocker hasn't practiced since suffering an ankle injury during last weekend's win over the Chargers. Although he hasn't been ruled out of this Sunday's divisional clash versus the Saints just yet, it appears Cameron Brate could have even less competition for touches at tight end in Week 14.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
3 days ago

Stocker (ankle) did not participate in Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stocker was unable to return to Sunday's game against San Diego after suffering the ankle injury, and his status for Week 14's matchup with the Saints appears to be in danger at this point. If he's ultimately unable to play, Brandon Myers figures to slide into the No. 2 spot at tight end behind starter Cameron Brate.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
6 days ago

Stocker (ankle) won't return to Sunday's contest at Dan Diego, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stocker sustained the ailment on the first play of the Buccaneers' opening possession, which was followed by a potentially serious knee injury to wideout Cecil Shorts a short time later. Because the base offense includes two tight ends, Alan Cross stepped in for the blocker that is Stocker.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
6 days ago

Stocker is questionable to return to Sunday's contest at San Diego due to an ankle injury, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stocker sustained the ailment on the first play of the Buccaneers' opening possession, which was followed by a potentially serious knee injury to wideout Cecil Shorts a short time later. Because the base offense includes two tight ends, Alan Cross stepped in for the blocker that is Stocker.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Stocker (ankle) secured his only target for three yards in Sunday's 14-5 win over the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

The blocking specialist saw a typically limited role in the offense after checking in to the contest with an ankle injury. Stocker has just four receptions for 22 yards on the season, with Cameron Brate getting the lion's share of Jameis Winston's attention at the tight end spot.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Stocker (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 12 tilt against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

The blocking tight end will take the field and try to help open up some running lanes for Doug Martin and Peyton Barber against a stingy Seattle front. Stocker's fantasy value is capped by his role, which rarely requires him to be involved in the passing game.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Stocker (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

At times this season, Stocker has matched or surpassed Cameron Brate's snap count. However, the tables have turned the past three games, with Brate earning 160 snaps to Stocker's 82. Stocker is only valuable as an extra blocker -- as evidenced by three receptions in seven contests -- but an absence Sunday would equate to additional work for Brandon Myers.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
3 weeks ago

Stocker (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 11 tilt versus the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

The blocking tight end will resume his usual role in the Bucs offense. As usual, his offensive involvement is expected to be limited while playing behind top tight end Cameron Brate and alongside fellow veteran Brandon Myers.

OUTLuke Stocker
TE TB (6)
3 weeks ago

Stocker (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Stocker was able to fully participate in Friday's practice session after improving his health throughout the week, which provides optimism for his Week 11 availability. He figures to back-up Cameron Brate at tight end if he's able to play.