Mason Foster LB TB 4 Hrs

Foster (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Foster has missed back-to-back games, but he has a chance to play Sunday and will likely be a game-time decision. He was averaging 6.7 tackles per game before the injury.

Mason Foster LB TB 5 Days

Foster (Achilles) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Panthers.

Foster will miss his second straight game, leaving Danny Lansanah as the most likely candidate to draw the start at middle linebacker. Also look for Dane Fletcher and Orie Lemon to see extra work in his absence.

Mason Foster LB TB 7 Days

Foster (Achilles) is questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina.

Foster sat out last week, which left Tampa a bit more vulnerable against the run. He closed out this week with two limited practices, which is somewhat encouraging, though he remains uncertain for Sunday.

Mason Foster LB TB 9 Days

Foster (Achilles) didn't practice Wednesday, the Buccaneers' official site reports.

A confluence of events -- the birth of his child last Thursday and an Achilles injury -- kept Foster on the sideline in Week 14. His continued absence is concerning, but if he fails to achieve active status Sunday at Carolina, Danny Lansanah will again start at middle linebacker.

Mason Foster LB TB 12 Days

Foster (Achilles/Non-injury) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Lions.

Foster missed Thursday's practice in order to attend the birth of his child, and was limited by an Achilles injury upon his return. As a result, he'll draw the surprise inactive status Sunday, with Danny Lansanah set to start at middle linebacker in his place, per Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.

Mason Foster LB TB 14 Days

Foster (Achilles/Non-injury) is questionable for Sunday's game against Detroit.

It's hard to tell whether Foster's availability is in question due to the injury or the non-injury issue, but he in any case is not a lock to play Sunday. Luckily for Tampa, Lavonte David (hamstring) has a chance to play after practicing in a limited capacity all week.

Mason Foster LB TB 1 Month

Foster recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

Foster has had difficulty staying healthy this season, but his nine tackles matched a season high. He had nine tackles in Week 1 against the Panthers.

Mason Foster LB TB 2 Months

Foster (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday against the Ravens, Scott Smith of the Bucs' official site reports.

Foster was unhinged in practice this week, but there's no indication whether he'll handle all snaps or leave the field in obvious passing downs. However, his first appearance since Week 2 should reveal whether he's near his IDP peak.

Mason Foster LB TB 2 Months

Foster (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Baltimore.

Foster practiced fully all week, so it seems he's finally ready to return from the shoulder injury that cost him three games. He'll be on the LB2 radar if he can establish himself as a three-down linebacker next to Lavonte David, but there are probably safer IDP options available until Foster proves his health and his role aren't in question.

Mason Foster LB TB 3 Months

Foster (shoulder) won't play Sunday at New Orleans, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Foster, who practiced in a limited capacity all week, will log a third consecutive DNP as a result of a dislocated shoulder suffered in Week 2. In his stead, Dane Fletcher (14 total tackles and 0.5 sacks) will continue to cover middle linebacker for the Buccaneers.