The breakout season for Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate has come to an end. The Bucs announced Tuesday afternoon that he has been placed on injured reserve.
Brate suffered a back injury late in the third quarter of Saturday's game against the New Orleans Saints. He walked off the field very slowly and kept grabbing his lower back region on the sideline. He had originally been announced as "questionable" to return, but was then downgraded to "doubtful" and never re-entered the game.
Brate finishes his season with 57 catches for 660 yards. His eight touchdown catches are currently the most in the league among tight ends and are second on the Bucs behind Mike Evans. Myers should see an increased workload with Brate out.
Brate, who scored a TD on Saturday, walked up and down the sideline very slowly with trainers, clutching his lower back. Myers, Cross and Stocker are up next on the depth chart if Brate can't go in Week 17.
Dec 02, 2016 · 6:13 PM EST
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Dec 01, 2016 · 6:10 PM EST
Buccaneers TE Brandon Myers (hip) took limited practice reps again Thursday.