Injury Update – Moore, Dinkins, Goings

Some injury news from around the league, some encouraging news for at least one former Panther…

Let’s start with the good news. It looks like Dave Moore could be playing Sunday in his regular long-snapping role for the Buccaneers, according to Jon Gruden:

“We’re hopeful and optimistic that Dave will play, but he is questionable. Doug Jolley is a guy who we think can snap but we’ll update you as the week unfolds.”

Just in case though, the Bucs have signed two potential replacements to their practice squad, and have a potential replacement in TE Doug Jolley who was already on the roster:

With Dave Moore unavailable to practice on Wednesday due to his rib injury, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made not one but two moves to replace his on-field contributions.

The team brought in two new players for that eight-man unit: long-snapper Andrew Economos and tight end Keith Heinrich.

After Moore was injured in the Bucs’ season opener against Baltimore on Sunday, the Bucs quickly conducted a series of tryouts with long-snappers, including Economos, the former Jacksonville Jaguar. After practice on Wednesday, Head Coach Jon Gruden also reiterated that tight end Doug Jolley as a possible replacement for Moore if the veteran snapper is not ready to play by Sunday. Jolley handled the snapping duties in the opener after Moore sustained his injury.

Now the bad news. Darnell Dinkins is definitely out for Cleveland‘s game this Sunday with a hamstring injury.

Nick Goings is listed as questionable for Carolina but should play.


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