“Mike’s Got A Pulled Hamstring” (And Video)

August 11th, 2019

Rookie Safety Mike Edwards

Rough news for a guy projected to be a starting safety for our beloved Buccaneers.

And it’s been a rough year for rookie safety Mike Edwards, Tampa Bay’s first of two third-round draft picks.

Edwards broke his thumb in the Senior Bowl, was injured last week and missed practice time, and then he pulled up lame in his preseason debut against the Steelers on Friday.

Bucco Bruce Arians said after practice today, “Mike’s got a pulled hamstring. Don’t know how long. Hopefully six or seven days.”

Well, the great news is losing a week isn’t much for a hamstring. However, a rookie losing a week of training camp that includes a two joint practices against the Dolphins, and a preseason game, is a bad thing. Hopefully, it will just be a week.

At the rate the Bucs are losing safeties, is it possible a Chris Conte phone call is far away?

On the upside, wall-unfriendly safety Isaiah Johnson picked off America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, today in practice after Ryan Smith broke up an underthrown ball to Mike Evans. Joe’s got the video below, via the @JoeBucsFan Twitter account.

16 Responses to ““Mike’s Got A Pulled Hamstring” (And Video)”

  1. Alanbucsfan Says:

    At the rate the Bucs are losing safeties, is possible a Chris Conte phone call is far away?-

    Troll away, Joe

  2. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    This is rough… We barely have enough quality starters when fully healthy. BA and his giant staff are going to have a mountain to climb if they have to lean on the depth of this roster. Get the feeling there’s going to be some major shuffling and dumpster diving in the coming weeks.

  3. Jeffbuc Says:

    Should have drafted darell Henderson. He got as many yards on 7 touches as days our 3rd round starting safety we drafted will miss from a pulled hamstring. But man 8 yards sounds a lot better than a starting safety. Runningbacks easily transition to the nfl. On 7 touches he should have had 48 yards. But the line didn’t block good enough it was there fault. Next game he will hope to break 10 total yards on 10 touches. Why did this runningback get passed on 90 times he is the greatest runningback to ever play in the tough aac conference. Darell Henderson should get better but I just feel like there is a ghost hanging over him or something. That is holding him
    Back from becoming the player that got passed on 90 times. It’s like I have seen a screen name about that somewhere.

  4. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Arians has a reputation for getting the most out of backups. No point in worrying.

    Also no point in fans freaking over the depth. At this point, the game just revealed areas to work on in camp and preseason. Watch. The next game, the depth will play better.

  5. BA FAN Says:

    Not to worry, very soon we will have Justin back and if he gets some training on our new scheme and the coaches develop his tackling to take good lanes to the runner and bring them down like Whitehead does, he can start until Mike is one hundred per cent again. Mike though has great leadership qualities Jason does not have and already knows this Defense and is very smart and instinctive and will be a Pro Bowl Safety some day in the future. Whitehead is solid as the Strong Safety and will get even better, and Isaiah Johnson is a solid backup Safety and good Special Team Player. Brice with his excellent speed and experience will be a good backup Free Safety, and we need to see what Battle can do. We also had an undrafted Safety, D’ota who is a head hunter when well and we need to keep him when he comes back too. We don’t want or need Conte.

  6. webster Says:

    Whhhhaaaatttt? So when fans cried all offseason about how many draft picks were invested in our seconday the past couple of years and some fans tried to point out that injuries could hit but were laughed at? What? You mean you cant predict injuries so its always best to pick the player you feel is best regardless of position? You mean Arians was telling the truth and he meant what he said when he said “so what if you have 2? Now you have 3.” You mean there is truth to that philosophy? Who would have “thunk” it?

  7. ModHairKen Says:

    Chris Conte? They’d be better off with Chris Baker at Safety.

  8. BucsFan727 Says:

    Chris Baker. 😆 He could 🌴 palm tree them to death.

  9. BigHog Says:

    Get well Mike E. see you in the last preseason game! Need D’Cota to get well soon!!

  10. Todd Says:

    Okay, screw “Next man up!”

    I’m over that.

    My vote is, “Next WOMAN up!”

    They’re way more flexible in the hammies.

    Sign me—

    Forward Thinker

  11. orlbucfan Says:

    Amen, Bonzai.

  12. LordCornelius Says:

    Well if Justin Evans is coming back soon that helps and Kentrell brice is still healthy right?

    Assuming this is a 1 week thing we are at least 4 deep there going into week 1 without even counting MJ Stewart..

    Bigger concern is O-line depth by far IMO. Then the D-line. But we are 1 O-line injury from having a garbage player starting right now

  13. firethecannons Says:

    Ryan Smith appears to be in the midst of a strong camp. Wonder if he will be ready for Julio this year?(uh no) Today’s defense is working much better for him so far. too bad the suspension–when he comes back his wheels will be fressh.

  14. BucAllNight Says:

    Eric Berry anyone???
    (with the money we just saved from Evan Smith)

  15. Jackpc1 Says:

    Any chance Ryan Smith could be considered as a safety? I recall that he had played safety at North Carolina Central before being converted to corner back. I think he fit fine at that position.

  16. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Don’t Worry

    Secondary is “All fixed”