Davin Joseph TB 2 Months
Bucs RG Davin Joseph (knee) was a full participant as the team convened for its offseason program this week.
"Rehab is over with," confirmed Joseph, who tore his right patellar tendon last preseason. "[I'm] working out with the team, getting ready for the season, pushing with no limitations." Joseph is one of the better run-blocking guards in football. His return will be a boon to Doug Martin's efficiency in 2013.
Davin Joseph TB 5 Months
Bucs RG Davin Joseph says he is fully recovered from his torn right patellar tendon that caused him to miss the entire season.
"I've always had minor issues with my patellar and I think my right knee is stronger now than it's ever been," Joseph said. Joseph suffered the injury in the middle of the preseason and underwent surgery in late August. With Joseph and LG Carl Nicks (toe) returning to health, it's a boon to Doug Martin's already-high fantasy stock. When healthy, the Bucs offensive line is one of the most powerful run-blocking units in the league.
Davin Joseph TB 10 Months
According to Bucs sideline reporter Dave Wirth, RG Davin Joseph's left knee injury is a broken kneecap, and he'll be sidelined at least three months.
There's a glimmer of hope Joseph could return this season, but he'll still more than likely be placed on injured reserve. A broken kneecap would be preferable to a host of torn ligaments, but it's still awful news for a team counting on a power-rushing attack. What was going to be one of the Bucs' only obvious strengths in interior-line play is now a question mark with G/C Ted Larsen expected to line up opposite All-Pro LG Carl Nicks.
Davin Joseph TB 10 Months
Bucs RG Davin Joseph was carted off the field with a left knee injury in the second quarter of Friday night's preseason game.
Multiple observers suggested the injury looked serious, and Joseph was replaced by Ted Larsen. Losing Joseph could be a large blow to Tampa's offensive line, which is a power-blocking unit. Joseph is perhaps their most powerful lineman.
Davin Joseph TB Jul 28 '11
Bucs agreed to terms with RG Davin Joseph on a multi-year contract.
Joseph broke the news on Twitter. Though opinions across the NFL seem mixed on Joseph, the Bucs know his potential as a mauling run blocker. They also were smart to slow-play his market; there were no other teams linked to him in reports all week. Joseph, 27, will return as the team's starting right guard. He is expected to flourish in new line coach Pat Morris' power-blocking scheme.
Davin Joseph TB Jul 27 '11
Free agent RG Davin Joseph indicated on Twitter Wednesday that he's yet to receive a contract offer from the Bucs.
Bucs GM Mark Dominik strongly hinted in a Tuesday press conference that Joseph is the team's top priority, but the team appears to be slow-playing it. As far as we can tell, it's working because Joseph has not been connected to any other teams. Ideally, Dominik could lock up Joseph at a discounted rate.
Davin Joseph TB Jul 18 '11
Re-signing RG Davin Joseph is expected to be the Bucs' No. 1 priority during the 72-hour window for teams to retain their own free agents.
The Bucs believe the underachieving Joseph will be a better fit in new line coach Pat Morris' power-blocking scheme. Joseph often struggled in Pete Mangurian's zone system. To retain Joseph, the Bucs may have to pony up one of the richest contracts for an offensive guard in league history. They have plenty of cap space to do it, of course, and need to at least hit the salary floor.
Davin Joseph TB Jul 17 '11
The St. Petersburg Times' Rick Stroud believes re-signing free agent OG Davin Joseph will be the Bucs' number one priority following the end of the lockout.
The general consensus has been that the Bucs would try to keep Joseph, but this is the bluntest language any reporter has put it in. Joseph is on the record as wanting to return, so the odds seem fairly high that he'll be back as Tampa Bay's right guard this season.