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| Doug Martin misses practice Friday|
Will likely be inactive
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 31, 1:45 pm
|For the third day in a row, the Bucs practiced without starting left tackle Anthony Collins (foot) and running back Doug Martin (ankle) with return specialist Trindon Holliday joining them on the sidelines Friday after tweaking a hamstring in Thursday's drills. Barring a surprise, all three would likely be inactive for Sunday's game at Cleveland (Tampa Times)|
FFToday's Take: Martin hasn't officially been ruled out but he's a candidate for the inactive list on Sunday. In his absence, Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims will likely handle the rushing duties against the Browns with Rainey getting the start.
| Doug Martin not practicing Thursday|
Shed walking boot; likely questionable for Week 9
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 30, 3:05 pm
|Bucs RB Doug Martin not practicing again today, but no longer wearing a boot on injured left foot. (Greg Auman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Martin was wearing a walking boot through Wednesday, making him a question mark against the Browns this weekend. Despite their public offerings to the contrary, the Bucs are probably ready to see if rookie Charles Sims can spark their running game. To that end, Auman speculated in an earlier tweet that Sims could see 10-plus touches this weekend. If Martin cannot play in Week 9, Bobby Rainey will draw the start.
| Bucs RB Chalres Sims to have ankle surgery|
Expected to miss 12-14 weeks
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 15, 3:14 pm
|Rookie Charles Sims, a third-round draft pick, is expected to miss 12-14 weeks because of a right ankle injury that occurred Tuesday and requires surgery, the team announced. The Bucs have not said what the injury is, but that Sims will have surgery on Saturday.
Sims walked around in a protective boot on Thursday. (Tampa Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: The rookie has been battling with Bobby Rainey and Mike James during camp in hopes of being part of a rotation at running back with starter Doug Martin. Rainey is the favorite to win the No. 2 job but Martin is the only runner to own in this backfield.
| Bucs RB Charles Sims suffers ankle injury|
Expected to miss a day or two
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Aug 12, 7:00 pm
|Bucs RB Charles Sims "hurt his ankle a little bit'' during practice Tuesday, per coach Lovie Smith. He could miss a day or two recovering (Roy Cummings via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Sims was helped to the trainers room but the injury doesn't appear to be serious at this time. The rookies is competing for playing time with Bobby Rainey behind starter Doug Martin.