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Buccaneers QB Winston pulled with right shoulder injury

Roy Cummings

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GLENDALE, Az. – Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was pulled from Sunday’s against the Cardinals game after he suffered a right shoulder injury early in the first quarter. His return was listed as doubtful.

Winston took a hard hit while rolling out to his right in attempt to complete a third-down pass on the team’s first drive and came up from the ground exercising the shoulder.

He returned to the game after testing the shoulder on the sidelines but in his last series he threw the ball away twice before watching a pass for tight end Cameron Brate fall incomplete because of a drop.

The Bucs were trailing 24-0 at the time Winston was replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick so it’s possible Winston was pulled more or less as a precautionary measure.

Winston was 5-for-10 for 61 yards when he was pulled in the second quarter.

Roy Cummings is a native of Chicago, Illinois who grew up in the suburb of Lombard. He and his family later moved to Lakeland, Florida, where Roy attended high school at Kathleen High. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications in 1983 and immediately went to work for the Tampa Tribune. After five years working in a Polk County bureau covering everything from high school sports to college football to the Orlando Magic of the NBA, Roy moved back to Tampa and became the Tribune's first beat writer for the Tampa Bay Lightning, covering the team from its inception through the first eight years on the ice. He was then moved to the Buccaneers beat, where he stayed until the paper was folded in May, 2016. A two-time Florida Sports Writer of the Year, Roy has extensive experience covering all Tampa professional sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays.

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