QRussell Gage
WR TB (11)
Thu 8/11/22 12:07 PM

Gage (leg) is not participating in Thursday's practice scrimmage against the Dolphins, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Coach Todd Bowles said Gage suffered a leg injury during Wednesday's practice, per Laine, but he declined to offer further details about the wideout's health. Quarterback Tom Brady (personal) plans to remain away from the Buccaneers until after the team's Aug. 20 preseason matchup against the Titans, and wide receivers Mike Evans (hamstring) and Chris Godwin (ACL) are also dealing with injuries, so Tampa Bay's offensive personnel will be relatively limited at practice.

QRussell Gage
WR TB (11)
Wed 8/10/22 10:55 AM

Gage exited Wednesday's practice scrimmage against the Dolphins under his own power, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Gage walked with apparent discomfort off the practice field, perhaps due to a left foot or ankle issue. The severity of Gage's injury will need to be monitored, as if healthy, he looks primed for a key role in Tampa Bay's offense. The Buccaneers already have Mike Evans (hamstring) dealing with minor issue and Chris Godwin (knee) working back from an ACL tear.

QRussell Gage
WR TB (11)
Sun 7/31/22 2:24 AM

Gage enjoyed another productive day at training camp Saturday, recording at least five receptions, including two touchdowns, Brianna Dix of the team's official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Dix notes that Gage's success hasn't just been limited to Saturday, as he's been a go-to target for Tom Brady to varying degree in each session thus far. Gage has flashed in multiple ways, including making impressive catches on crossing patterns, near the sideline and in the end zone. The arrival of Julio Jones may keep Gage as the No. 3 wideout to start the season even while Chris Godwin (knee) is finishing his recovery from ACL surgery, but the veteran's quick chemistry with Brady still bodes very well for his chances of hitting the ground running in the Buccaneers' air attack.

QRussell Gage
WR TB (11)
Wed 7/27/22 11:51 PM

Gage, who dealt with an unspecified injury earlier in the offseason, was able to participate in the first practice of training camp Wednesday without limitations, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The offseason acquisition also got some competition for snaps and targets in the form of multi-time Pro Bowler Julio Jones, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Buccaneers on Tuesday. While the playing time matter will sort itself out throughout camp and preseason, Gage was notably at full health for Wednesday's opening session despite his prior limitations, drawing the praise of head coach Todd Bowles. "Russ looks great," said Bowles. "He came back in great shape and we're happy to have him moving."

QRussell Gage
WR TB (11)
Thu 6/9/22 11:17 AM

Quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday that Gage will play a "very important" role in Tampa Bay's offense, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Gage inked a three-year, $30 million dollar with the Buccaneers early on in free agency, and Brady is now talking up his involvement on "a pass-heavy offense," which seems indicative that the two have already established some chemistry. While Chris Godwin (knee) works his way back from a Week 15 ACL tear Gage stands to operate as the No. 2 wideout behind Mike Evans, a role which could certainly involve significant and high-value targets from Brady, especially if Godwin is unavailable for the early portion of the season.

QRussell Gage
WR TB (11)
Tue 3/15/22 2:13 PM

The Buccaneers and Gage agreed to terms of a contract Tuesday on a three-year, $30 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Gage is coming off back-to-back productive seasons in Atlanta in which he totaled at least 66 catches and 770 yards and exactly four touchdowns per year. He'll kick off the upcoming campaign as the No. 2 wide receiver in Tampa Bay behind Mike Evans due to Chris Godwin's ongoing recovery from a Week 15 ACL tear. Considering Godwin may not be healthy for a good portion of the season, Gage should be on the receiving end of numerous passes per game from Tom Brady.

QRussell Gage
WR TB (11)
Mon 1/10/22 12:08 PM

Gage caught nine of 13 targets for 126 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints.
EDGE Analysis
Gage posted his most receptions and yards since since Week 13 (11 catches for 130 yards) and caught his third touchdown of the season -- his first since Week 15. The 25-year-old slot receiver took over as Matt Ryan's favorite target when Calvin Ridley (personal) left the team Week 7, registering 61 receptions for 742 yards and four touchdowns in the final 12 weeks of the season. The fourth-year pro is set to become a free agent this offseason and likely will garner interest around the league after registering 1,556 yards and eight touchdowns in 30 games over the last two seasons.

QRussell Gage
WR TB (11)
Sun 1/2/22 7:22 PM

Gage brought in three of five targets for 50 yards in the Falcons' 29-15 loss to the Bills on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Gage co-led the Falcons in receptions on a very modest day for Atlanta's passing attack while checking in second in receiving yardage to Kyle Pitts. The veteran wideout now has at least 50 receiving yards in five of the last six games going into the Week 18 finale versus the Saints.

QRussell Gage
WR TB (11)
Sun 12/26/21 7:40 PM

Gage brought in four of five targets for 39 yards in the Falcons' 20-16 win over the Lions. He also lost a fumble.
EDGE Analysis
The veteran gave way to Kyle Pitts as the linchpin of the pass-catching corps for the week, but Gage still checked in as a distant runner-up to the rookie tight end in receptions, receiving yards and targets. Gage has no fewer than four catches in six consecutive games going into a Week 17 road matchup against the Bills.

QRussell Gage
WR TB (11)
Sun 12/19/21 8:55 PM

Gage had eight receptions (11 targets) for 91 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-13 loss to San Francisco.
EDGE Analysis
Gage continued his recent run of success with another strong fantasy outing. The veteran wideout is averaging 7.3 receptions and 86.8 receiving yards with two total touchdowns over the last four weeks, establishing himself as Atlanta's top receiving option after Calvin Ridley's (personal) mid-season departure. Gage will look to keep this hot streak rolling against the Lions next Sunday.