Luke Stocker TE TB 7 Days

Stocker (hip) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington.

His absence shouldn't negatively affect Josh McCown's value this week. Among the Bucs' three tight ends, Stocker is a distant third in terms of involvement as a receiver. He has just three catches for 23 yards this season.

Luke Stocker TE TB 9 Days

Stocker (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington.

Stocker practiced all week, so he ought to be available for Tampa Bay on Sunday. He's almost invisible in the offense, though, as he has just three catches on three targets in eight games.

Luke Stocker TE TB 14 Days

Stocker (hip) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

With Stocker out of the mix, look for rookie Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Brandon Myers to assume tight end targets for Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon.

Luke Stocker TE TB 2 Months

Stocker converted his only target of Thursday's loss to the Falcons, recording one catch for eight yards.

Stocker has caught all three of his targets this season, tallying 23 yards across three games against the Panthers, Rams and Falcons.

Luke Stocker TE TB 2 Months

Stocker caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Following the trade of Tim Wright to the Patriots, Stocker slots in as the Bucs' No. 3 TE behind Brandon Myers and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. It's an assignment that figures to yield sporadic fantasy production from Stocker.

Luke Stocker TE TB 6 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 7 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 Jul 04 '79

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 May 16 '79

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 May 13 '79

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.