Dec 1, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Broken finger sidelines Bucs WR Godwin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin will miss Monday night’s game against the New York Giants with a broken left index finger, the Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday.

Godwin sustained the injury while catching a 4-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass in Sunday’s 45-20 defeat of the Las Vegas Raiders. He had surgery on Tuesday, per the report.

The Buccaneers are hopeful Godwin can return for their NFC South showdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 9.

Godwin, 24, has 25 catches for 279 yards and two touchdowns in four games this season. He has already missed three games due to injuries.

A third-round pick in 2017 out of Penn State, Godwin has 204 receptions for 2,979 yards and 19 touchdowns in 50 career games. He finished third in the NFL with 1,333 yards last season.

–Field Level Media

Sep 20, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs RB Fournette, WR Godwin out vs. Chargers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette and wide receiver Chris Godwin have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, coach Bruce Arians announced.

Fournette is nursing an ankle injury while Godwin injured his hamstring in the Bucs’ 28-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers last Sunday.

Ronald Jones II, who leads the team in carries (37) and rushing yards (142), likely will see an uptick in workload in the absence of Fournette. LeSean McCoy and Ke’Shawn Vaughn would be the primary backups.

Godwin leads the team with 11 receptions for the Buccaneers (2-1), who can rely on Mike Evans and look to Scotty Miller to play a bigger role on Sunday. Miller has been slowed by hip and groin ailments this week.

–Field Level Media

Aug 27, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) works out at AdventHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bucs WR Godwin out at least one game

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be without wide receiver Chris Godwin for Sunday’s home game against the Los Angeles Chargers as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Head coach Bruce Arians indicated at his Monday press conference that Godwin, who required an MRI exam to confirm the severity of the strained muscle, could miss time. ESPN reported Wednesday that Godwin is unlikely to play in Week 4.

The Bucs (2-1) follow that with a road game against the Chicago Bears the following Thursday and Godwin’s status for that game could also be in doubt due to the short turnaround.

The Bucs host the Green Bay Packers in Week 6.

Godwin left the Week 3 win over the Denver Broncos and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the game.

Due to a concussion, Godwin did not play Week 2. He had five receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown before exiting Sunday’s win at Denver.

Godwin, 24, has a team-leading 11 catches this season, with 143 receiving yards and a touchdown. He’s coming off a breakout season that saw him haul in 86 passes for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

Sep 20, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin before a NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers WR Godwin headed for MRI on hamstring

Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin is headed for an MRI exam on his injured hamstring, Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians said Monday.

Godwin could miss “multiple weeks” according to reports, with the severity of the muscle strain to be confirmed.

Godwin left the Week 3 win over the Denver Broncos and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the game.

Due to a concussion, Godwin did not play Week 2. He had five receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown before exiting Sunday’s 28-10 victory.

Arians also said cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (hamstring) was scheduled for an MRI on Monday.

–Field Level Media

Dec 1, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs WR Godwin (concussion) ruled out vs. Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, the team announced.

Godwin, who is still working his way out of concussion protocol, was listed as doubtful on Friday before being designated to out the following day by the Buccaneers.

Godwin, 24, was injured after taking a hit to the helmet by D.J. Swearinger that drew an unnecessary roughness penalty in the Buccaneers’ 34-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Pro Bowl wideout led Tampa Bay with six receptions for 79 yards in the season opener.

The fourth-year pro finished third in the NFL with 1,333 yards on 86 catches in 14 games last season, including a career-high nine touchdowns.

Fellow wideouts Mike Evans, Scotty Miller and Justin Watson are expected to pick up the slack in the absence of Godwin.

The Buccaneers announced Saturday that they signed cornerback Mazzi Wilkins from the practice squad to the active roster. Wide receiver Cyril Grayson and tight end Tanner Hudson have been elevated from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against the Panthers (0-1).

–Field Level Media

Dec 1, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin looks on during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers WR Godwin returns to practice field

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin returned to the practice field on Friday after successfully going through the league’s concussion protocol, multiple media outlets reported.

Godwin was spotted catching passes on the sideline as well as performing some light stretches during the portion of practice that was open to the media. Still, coach Bruce Arians told reporters that Godwin will be “doubtful” for Sunday’s home opener for the Buccaneers against the Carolina Panthers.

Godwin was injured after taking a hit to the helmet in the Buccaneers’ 34-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Pro Bowl wideout led Tampa Bay with six receptions for 79 yards in the season opener.

The fourth-year pro caught 86 passes for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games last season.

The Bucs will look to record their first win of the season on Sunday (1 p.m. ET) against the Panthers (0-1).

–Field Level Media

Aug 27, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) works out at AdventHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs WR Godwin remains spectator on Thursday

Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin did not participate in practice on Thursday and remains in concussion protocol, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Godwin has remained a spectator this week after taking a hit to the helmet in the Buccaneers’ 34-23 season-opening loss to New Orleans. The Pro Bowl wideout led Tampa Bay with six receptions for 79 yards in the opener.

Godwin, 24, exhibited no symptoms Monday or Tuesday but had some Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians said.

The fourth-year pro caught 86 passes for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games last season.

The Buccaneers will look to record their first win of the season on Sunday (1 p.m. ET) against the visiting Carolina Panthers (0-1).

–Field Level Media

Aug 27, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) works out at AdventHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers WR Godwin in concussion protocol

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin is in the concussion protocol, coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday.

Godwin, 24, exhibited no symptoms Monday or Tuesday but had some Wednesday, Arians said. Godwin, the Bucs’ leading receiver in Week 1 against the Saints, took a helmet shot late in Sunday’s 34-23 loss in New Orleans.

Godwin led the Bucs in targets, catches and yards on Sunday, hauling in six passes for 79 yards. The fourth-year pro caught 86 passes for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games last season.

The Buccaneers will host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in their second straight NFC South contest.
–Field Level Media