Luke Stocker TE TB 3 Months

ESPN Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas believes fourth-year TE Luke Stocker could be expendable after the team drafted Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Stocker has been a total bust since being the 104th overall pick in the 2011 draft. He's reeled in just 28 passes for 257 yards and one touchdown across 32 career games. Stocker is now fourth on the depth chart, be hid ASJ, Brandon Myers, and Tim Wright. Stocker and Tom Crabtree are likely the odd men out at tight end.

Luke Stocker TE TB 4 Months

Bucs TE Luke Stocker is not participating in voluntary workouts this week due to an undisclosed ailment.

Stocker went on injured reserver with a hip injury in late September, but it's unclear if the two situations are related. "That's hurting guys like him," said coach Lovie Smith about Stocker not taking part this week. The fourth-year tight end has just one year left on his rookie deal and won't be handed anything.

Luke Stocker TE TB 11 Months

Buccaneers placed TE Luke Stocker (hip) on injured reserve, ending his season.

A 2011 fourth-round pick, Stocker has been a huge disappointment for a Tampa Bay organization that once envisioned him as a future starter and Jason Witten type. Stocker was completely ineffective in the two games he played this season. Stocker is signed cheaply for 2014, but may have to compete just to keep his roster spot. He's a No. 2- or No. 3-caliber NFL tight end.

Luke Stocker TE TB Aug 05 '13

Bucs activated TE Luke Stocker (calf) from active/PUP.

Stocker is expected to be the Bucs' starting tight end, focusing on blocking. "He's not ready to go, but he was taken off PUP because he was going to do some things with pads on, which is the rule," coach Greg Schiano said. "He's moving in the right direction."

Luke Stocker TE TB Aug 02 '13

The Bucs released their first unofficial depth chart and listed Luke Stocker as the starting tight end.

As expected. Stocker has the most talent of the Bucs' shallow stable of tight ends that also includes Tom Crabtree, Zach Miller, Danny Noble, and Nate Byham. Stocker has been missing early camp practices due to injury, however, and isn't an intriguing fantasy prospect in redraft formats.

Luke Stocker TE TB Jul 15 '13

The Tampa Bay Times projects Luke Stocker as the Bucs' starting tight end but admits he'll face "serious competition."

Beat writer Stephen Holder is giving the nod to Stocker based on his experience in the offense and his draft position. Tom Crabtree will likely give Stocker his biggest challenge, but the Bucs reportedly internally believe both Danny Noble and Nate Byham have "legitimate upside." Even if Stocker wins the job, he isn't a very intiguing fantasy prospect in redraft leagues.

Luke Stocker TE TB May 26 '13

The Tampa Bay Times suggests that Luke Stocker is currently penciled in as the Bucs' starting tight end.

Not breaking news. Behind Stocker on the depth chart are a host of players just hoping to make the team. Tom Crabtree is the biggest threat, but he has all of 18 career catches in 46 games. The Bucs reportedly have "a lot of confidence" in 6-foot-5 Stocker, but he isn't an intriguing fantasy option in redraft formats.

Luke Stocker TE TB May 01 '13

The Tampa Bay Times believes the Bucs have "a lot of confidence" in third-year TE Luke Stocker.

Stocker, a fourth-round pick out of Tennessee, has just 28 catches for 257 yards and a touchdown across his first 30 career games. The 6-foot-5, 253-pound tight end ended the season on a high note with three catches for 50 yards in the Week 17 finale last season, and he is currently penciled in as the starter. Dallas Clark is a free agent, and he is not expected to be re-signed.

Luke Stocker TE TB Apr 04 '13

The Tampa Bay Times tentatively projects Luke Stocker as the Bucs' starting tight end.

The Bucs have not shown any inclination to bring back free agent Dallas Clark yet. That leaves them with Stocker and Tom Crabtree, two plodders that haven't put much more than blocking on tape throughout their careers. Perhaps the Bucs will add some speed to their tight end room via the draft.

Luke Stocker TE TB Aug 19 '12

Bucs TE Luke Stocker missed the team's second preseason game with a head injury.

The Bucs aren't saying whether Stocker was concussed, but he's been medically cleared and will return to practice on Monday. Stocker had one catch for 14 yards in the preseason opener. We believe he will help the Buccaneers' offense as a do-it-all tight end this season, but will struggle for any fantasy impact.