Keith Tandy
DB TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Tandy managed six tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran safety saw extended action in the regular-season final due to T.J. Ward's early exit with a knee injury. Tandy ultimately finished the contest with a season high in tackles, affording him a strong finish to what was somewhat of a disappointing campaign. The 28-year-old had managed career highs in total tackles (57), solo stops (46), interceptions (four) and passes defensed (nine) in 2016, but the additions of Ward and second-round pick Justin Evans (IR-ankle) notably cut into his opportunities this past season. Now heading into unrestricted free agency, the Buccaneers are likely to allow Tandy to test the waters before deciding whether to try and bring him back on a cap-friendly deal.

Keith Tandy
DB TB (1)
1 month ago

Tandy posted four tackles (two solo) in Monday night's 24-21 loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran equaled the season high in tackles he'd just established in Week 13 in the overtime loss to the Packers. With fellow safety Justin Evans exiting Monday's game early with an ankle injury and potentially headed to injured reserve as per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Tandy could see some extra run over the last two games of the season. The tail end of the campaign was a very fruitful one for the West Virginia product last season, as he posted 31 stops over the final three contests of 2016 while also seeing increased opportunity.

Keith Tandy
DB TB (1)
3 months ago

Tandy (hip) did not register any statistics in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Bills and was in on only five snaps.

EDGE Analysis

Tandy was making his return from a two-game absence but ended up barely seeing the field. Meanwhile, fellow veteran T.J. Ward logged 24 snaps at the free safety position, significantly outpacing Tandy on the afternoon. With the Buccaneers' secondary struggling in all facets, it remains to be seen if head coach Dirk Koetter will have Tandy back to his usual volume of playing time in Week 8 against the Panthers.

Keith Tandy
DB TB (1)
3 months ago

Tandy (hip) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Bills, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tandy will suit up for the first time since Week 4 and reclaim his usual starting free safety spot. The fifth-year veteran could conceivably cede some snaps to rookie Justin Evans, who has seen plenty of extra playing time during Tandy's absence.

Keith Tandy
DB TB (1)
3 months ago

Tandy (hip) practiced in full capacity Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tandy hasn't played since Week 4 against the Giants, but a full practice is a good sign. However, if he is able to suit up, he may not face a full workload since it would work well to split snaps with T.J. Ward who is also rehabbing a hip injury. Tandy shouldn't be considered an IDP threat until he can play almost a full snap count, and that likely won't happen this week.

Keith Tandy
DB TB (1)
3 months ago

Tandy (hip) will not play in Week 6 against the Cardinals, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tandy turned in limited practices all week, but his progress wasn't sufficient to allow him to suit up Sunday. He'll thus miss his second consecutive contest, meaning either T.J. Ward (hip) -- who's questionable in his own right -- or 2017 second-round pick Justin Evans will man the free safety spot opposite Chris Conte.

Keith Tandy
DB TB (1)
3 months ago

Tandy (hip) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tandy was inactive for last Thursday's loss to the Patriots with the hip injury that he'd suffered in a Week 4 win against the Giants. He'd missed all three practice days leading up to the contest against New England, so Wednesday's participation level was actually a step in the right direction. The next couple of days should shed light on Tandy's chances of taking the field against the Cardinals in Week 6.

Keith Tandy
DB TB (1)
4 months ago

Tandy (hip) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Patriots, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tandy was doubtful heading into the contest, so his absence shouldn't come as much of a surprise. With T.J. Ward (hip) also out, the Buccaneers will have to rely on some combination of Justin Evans, Josh Robinson and Isaiah Johnson at free safety for the contest.

Keith Tandy
DB TB (1)
4 months ago

Tandy (hip) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Patriots, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tandy's injury wouldn't have been as much of a reason to worry if backup T.J. Ward (hip) wasn't also listed as doubtful. As a result, the Bucs will likely have to lean on rookie second-round pick Justin Evans to make his first career start at safety.

Keith Tandy
DB TB (1)
4 months ago

Tandy (hip) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tandy exited Sunday's 25-23 win over the Giants with the injury in the second half and has only one more practice session remaining before Thursday's Week 5 showdown against the Patriots. With fellow safety T.J. Ward also limited by his own hip ailment Tuesday, the Bucs could be down to the likes of rookie Justin Evans and journeyman Josh Robinson versus the Tom Brady-helmed passing attack if neither Tandy or Ward suit up.