Shoulder injury to sideline Bucs' Winston

Rachel Hardy
November 7, 2017

Jameis Winston warming up before Sunday's game at New Orleans. Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter announced Monday that team doctors made a decision to sideline the quarterback for at least two weeks based on MRI results.

The altercation started because Jameis Winston, who had left the game due to an injury, poked Marshon Lattimore in the back of the helmet, which led to Lattimore giving Winston a bit of a push. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who took over for Winston in the second half of Sunday's loss, will start in his place beginning with Week 10 against the New York Jets.

Winston required X-rays and an MRI after Sunday's loss to the Saints for the AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder along with a rear deltoid issue, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Fitzpatrick stepped in for Winston against the Cardinals, throwing three touchdowns and two interceptions.

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The Bucs are moving Ryan Griffin to the active roster as Fitzpatrick's backup. The 23-year-old has passed for 10,052 yards with 60 TDs and 39 picks in 40 career contests.

Winston completed 7-of-13 passes for 63 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.

Griffin was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2013 out of Tulane.

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