Tag:Devin Holland
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:40 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2011 2:43 pm

Tanard Jackson will play Sunday

JacksonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Buccaneers safety Tanard Jackson hasn’t played a game since Week 2 of last season after he was suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for the third time.

But on Tuesday, after he worked out with his teammates during the lockout, the league reinstated him.

And since he was in such good shape and because the coaches were impressed with him, the Buccaneers, according to Rapid Reporter Scott Purks, have signed him to the active roster and will play him Sunday.

As the Tampa Tribune points out, another reason for his quick activation is that Tampa Bay really needs him after losing safeties Cody Grimm and Devin Holland to season-ending injuries.

In order to make room for him on the roster, the Buccaneers released rookie running back Allen Bradford on Thursday, meaning they have only two healthy running backs (Earnest Graham and Kregg Lumpkin).

But to Tampa Bay, that’s a risk worth taking to have Jackson on the field.

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Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:04 pm
Edited on: August 18, 2011 11:25 pm

Danny Woodhead smashed on punt return (VIDEO)

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Patriots RB Danny Woodhead’s helmet was taken away from him by trainers Thursday night after he was crushed on a Patriots punt by Buccaneers S Devin Holland, meaning two things happened on the play: Holland could face a fine, and it might be a little while before Woodhead is cleared to play again.

While Woodhead covered a punt midway through the fourth quarter, Holland blasted him in a blind-side hit that appeared like a helmet to helmet blow. Woodhead, who remained on his stomach for a few seconds after the hit, tried leaving the field, but he was extremely wobbly and was soon surrounded by his teammates. Trainers eventually walked him off the field, and when they got to the sideline, they took away his helmet.

After the game, Woodhead told reporters he was fine.

While working with the first team offense in the Patriots 31-14 win against Tampa Bay, Woodhead gained 63 yards on five carries and looked just as good as he did last year in his breakout rookie season.

Until Holland smashed him. And it might mean Holland is going to be hearing from the commissioner’s office sooner rather than later.

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