Luke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 week ago

Stocker finished the 2016 season with five receptions (eight targets) for 23 yards and no scores over 12 games.

EDGE Analysis

The fifth-year pro once again dutifully served as one of the better blockers at his position in the NFL, battling a troublesome ankle injury that ultimately cost him four games along the way. Stocker's reception, target and yardage totals were the lowest of his career, as his job helping to clear lanes in the running game clearly takes precedence in the Bucs' offensive system. While Tampa didn't exactly enjoy prolific success on the ground this past season -- checking in as the 24th-ranked unit with 1,616 rushing yards and an average of 101.0 per game -- Stocker's veteran presence, familiarity with the offense and modest $1.7 million cap hit in 2017 seem to assure him of another season on the roster.

Luke Stocker
TE TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Stocker brought in his only target for one yard in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran's meager production represented the totality of what the tight end position yielded for the Bucs in Week 17, as they clearly missed Cameron Brate's (back) play-making ability. Stocker once again fulfilled his blocking responsibilities at a high level in 2016, while also contributing five receptions for 23 yards.

Luke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 month ago

Stocker (ankle) is active for Sunday's game in Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

After full showings Thursday and Friday, there was little worry about Stocker's availability. He'll serve as the pass-blocking complement to fellow tight end (and receiving threat) Cameron Brate.

Luke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Stocker put in full practices both Thursday and Friday, so it doesn't seem like his ankle injury will prevent him from suiting up Sunday evening.

Luke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 month ago

Stocker (ankle) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stocker missed last week's game against the Saints and was limited in practice Wednesday. His full participation indicates he's back to near full health and, barring any setbacks, he likely won't miss more time due to the injury.

Luke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 month 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.

Luke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 month 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.

Luke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 month 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.

Luke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 month 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.

Luke Stocker
TE TB (6)
1 month 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.