Brian Price Done For The Season

November 2nd, 2010

Rookie Brian Price missed some minicamp time because of college commitments, had hamstring issues through the preseason and played a part-time role through three games before going down with some sort of mysterious pelvis injury.

Now Price is done for the season, the Bucs announced this afternoon, placed on injured reserve.

Joe’s always leery of injuries that team’s don’t detail. The Bucs haven’t offered many specifics since Price starting sitting out. Hopefully, this is more precautionary than anything else.

Joe can’t say this is a huge loss for the Bucs this season, given Price has missed four games and only had three tackles. But surely this is a setback for his development and the Bucs’ ability to assess what they have along the line.

Ryan Sims getting more reps in a contract year might not be the worst thing in the world. Former Bucs defensive end Steve White, on his blog’s weekly Bull Rush column, has had some positive things to say about Sims.

No word yet on how the Bucs might replace Price.

33 Responses to “Brian Price Done For The Season”

  1. JDouble Says:

    Not a big surprise. No reason to risk long term damage to his hip. I just hope he stays motivated and in shape. I worry he’ll come back next offseason completely out of shape and get cut. His stamina was already his weakest link.

    Hope Alex Magee can step up. Same size dude. Hope he has some pass rush skills and a mean streak.

  2. Aldo Says:

    maybe that guy magee that we traded from KC is the answer for ur question….

  3. Fish Says:


    Not only did we need his depth but he needed to get some experience this year.

  4. ac3 Says:

    oh well…now get in shape and be ready for a FULL OFF-SEASON!

  5. gitarlvr Says:

    This really sucks. Hip injury is kinda like lower back injury. Can be a chronic thing that is really hard to get rid of. We all better cross our fingers that he will be able to come back next year.

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    I .r or not, team will keep working with Price. If he has a lingering injury, let it heal. My biggest concern is I still haven’t heard much detail on this ” pelvic” injury. Joe’s right, that is the biggest concern. Anxious to see Magee play, but wanna see him at DE. McCoy and Miller looked really good last week. Whole line was better. Hope we “turned the corner”! Get well Brian, can’t wait to see you back at it next year. Rest and learn!

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    I hate to see him end up on IR, but at least they can replace him and not waste the current roster spot. I hope he gets healthy and works hard for the next 10 months to become the the beast many projected him to be. We need him in the long run.

  8. BigMacAttack Says:

    Shawne Merriman was released today and could be an option for DE, hard to say.

  9. Colby Says:

    Merriman is going to replace him. We had interest in trading for him last year, but Dominik didn’t pull the trigger because the asking price was too high. Good judgment, as this year he is going to get Merriman for nothing.

  10. RustyRhino Says:

    Hey Ya’ll
    I Just took a look at ESPN’s depth chart for the 2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers and did you all know we still have Vincent as our backup LG and as our back up RG we have A. Sears…. Damn all that $ they spend and they still can not figure out who is on our team and who has not been on our team for over 4 months….. ESPN = Extremely Short Penial Network what Douche bags….

  11. RustyRhino Says:

    2010 sorry

  12. Pete 422 Says:

    Colby, Is Merriman healthy enough to play? I wonder because nobody has picked him up.

  13. gitarlvr Says:

    Thats the issue with Merriman. He has multiple lingering injury issues and did not play well for San Diego this year.

  14. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Merriman has to go through the waiver wire first, meaning the teams with the worst records get a shot at him first. If he clears that without being picked up, he’s an unrestricted free agent.

  15. Culverhouse Blazer 808 Says:

    Not good.

  16. Pete 422 Says:

    @ Hawaiian Buc, yeah, but the Bucs…..Oh wait, we have a good record, never mind.

  17. Patrick Says:

    Shawne Merriman vs. Kyle Moore at DE. Hmmm…..very hard decision.

  18. Pete 422 Says:

    Actually I think Merrimean..Uh…Merriman is a free agent at this point.

  19. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Merriman was not released yet. Plans to release him are in affect, but it is not official yet as he is currently listed on the chargers roster.

    We saw this with Moss as well.

    At 26, he would be a good signing…however, his numbers have dropped severaly due to injury. Signing a guy who will get injured wouldn’t be wise.

  20. Steve From Oregon Says:

    Merriman is on the waiver wire, he needs to clear this before anybody can pick him up as an unrestricted free agent.

    I think he would bring some leadership and nastiness that we do not have on defense… would be really interesting.

    He will clear waivers by tomorrow afternoon.

  21. JesTeR Says:

    Merriman hasn’t been near as good since the steroids got out of his system.Still would like to see him as a third down speacialist.He has looked like he has been tanking it since his contract neg.

  22. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    Buttermilk and bisquits this guy is done Merriman no jin and juice equals no production. He has seen his tequila sunrise for the last time. His only job in Tampa will be a doorman at the dollhouse lights out in the champagne room

  23. Lucas Jackson Says:

    The Bucs already picked up a young DT. Doubt they try for Merriman

  24. Aldo Says:

    i know merriman numbers had dropped but i ask u something, did antonio bryant had spectacular numbers when we signed him?? NO, so i guess its all about new teams, new regimes, i would love to see merriman here, time will tell what happen

  25. BamBamBuc Says:

    I say this… if we have a roster spot open due to Price moving to the IR, and Merriman is available as an option at DE, then why not? It’s not like this group has had any issues with giving a guy a chance to go out there and prove it, and if they don’t they get cut. Plain and simple. This group doesn’t mess around, you either perform or you’re out. I’m not opposed to Merriman being brought in to see if he can help improve our pass rush THIS year. I think there’s a better chance that he can do it over Magee. If he can’t, cut him and promote Magee. What’s the big deal? Besides, he’ll still have to clear waivers to the Bucs, which may or may not happen anyway.

  26. Eric S Says:

    Have people lost their mind? I am serious. Merriman has done squat for 3 years! You actually think he is suddenly going to be good if the Bucs signed him? And when was the last time he played on the DL? College? Without his “medicine”, Merriman has been nothing. This is the same way of thinking with some people about Reggie Brown. Oh he was good a few yrs ago. He can be good again. Ridiculous. Merriman is done. Kaput. Someone will probably pick him in the waivers process. The Bucs are near last in the pecking order there, so it will be a moot point anyway. I realize the Bucs are desperate to get pressure on the QB, but this isn’t the way to go.

  27. JesTeR Says:

    Magee is more of a DT then a DE,and we need both depth at DT and some speed at DE!!!!

  28. Pete 422 Says:

    It’s fun conversation, but Eric is right. Merriman was a roid guy and isn’t good without them.

  29. Pete 422 Says:

    The Bucs will have to do the nest they can with what they have for now. Are there are pass rushers in next years draft worth a high pick? Free agency next year? A great pass rusher would do wonders for this D line.

  30. BamBamBuc Says:

    Not out of my mind at all. I just don’t see the harm if he falls through waivers to the Bucs, why not? I mean, the Vikings brought in Moss for a couple games, then cut him. And they gave up a 3rd round pick for Moss. This has no down side whatsoever. We give up nothing, we see if there’s anything left in the tank that’s better than what we have now. If there’s not, we cut him, like Moss, but without having given up a draft choice. Where’s the downside? He may be a complete waste, and they’ll figure that out in a week or two and Magee will be brought up. I just don’t see the harm.

  31. Eric S Says:

    The Bucs have been counting pennies for the last few years. Do you really think they will cough up close to 2 mil for the rest of the year for this clown? Yeah right. It seems like everyone thinks the Merriman from 05-07 would be coming here. That is just dreaming. Like I said, he hasn’t been good for 3 years now. And Merriman played in a 3-4 D his whole career. So he would have to get used to the 4-3. I just don’t see a fit. This would be one of the times I would applaud Mark D. for not taking a chance on a free agent.

  32. Colby Says:

    Guys… you forget… There were several reports that the Bucs tried to get him last year, but the fact is getting him now for $3 million is a great investment to make a playoff push.

    It gives us time to test him out before free agency to see if we can salvage his current play, and it is not a risk at all. He would be replacing a guy with 4 tackles on the year. If he fails on the field, we still get a little “nasty-streak” like somebody already said. And if we don’t sign him back, we would get a compensatory pick anyway.

    Think guys… Why not?

  33. McBuc Says:

    Eric S…You are most likely right, but Galloway did squat for a couple years, and then headed to three 1000 yard years with the Bucs. It could happen, but I am with you on this one…it does not look good for him.