Two More Bucs Running Backs On COVID-19 Reserve List

July 31st, 2020

FInal 2020 draft pick RB Raymond Calais.

Virus woes continue at One Buc Palace.

The Buccaneers announced this evening that rookie running back Raymond Calais and second-year man Aca’Cedric Ware were placed on the official reserve/COVID-19 list. Rookie RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn landed there on Monday.

Today, Tristan Wirfs said Vaughn “had” the virus and needs to recover. Of course, Wirfs is not a doctor but rookies spent time together online this offseason in an official team capacity.

Of course, Calais or Ware simply could have been exposed to someone with the virus (Vaughn?) and that alone could land them in quarantine.

For those unaware, Ware spent most of last season on the Buccaneers’ practice squad.

Joe wishes everyone a speedy return to football action, which means they came through this in excellent health.

38 Responses to “Two More Bucs Running Backs On COVID-19 Reserve List”

  1. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    Didn’t Bruce just say no one was gonna get this lol

  2. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    No bruce said everyone was going to get this.

    Also making the signing of Shady even more apparent

  3. Don_RyJo(e) Says:


    I’m pretty sure Bruce said everybody was going to get it (I remember the Joe(s) writing about it at some point).

    Ummm…I’m starting to think there really won’t be a season this year.

  4. Allbuccedup Says:

    I can see why they signed Mccoy now.

  5. hammerhead Says:

    >> Ummm…I’m starting to think there really won’t be a season this year.

    MLB is having trouble already in one week. I can’t imagine the NFL isn’t going to have even more problems, starting in camp, when teams start lining up and breathing on each other. You can’t social distance in a scrimmage or contact drills or a game.

  6. SB Says:


    Or a glimpse at the future?
    I have long believed we would have the season as I already had “it”. So has my family. Yet people that continue to come out of bubbles and get ‘it’, the more other people are gonna want to quit.

  7. TheBradyBunch Says:

    It’s exploding already for the MLB. This is never going to work for the NFL.

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    This season is gonna suck throughout the NFL. Who’d thought this would happen when the Bucs are a Super Bowl in Tampa contender.

  9. Colorado Says:

    The Bucs should sign Marvin Kinsey Jr (runningback) from the CFL. He led the Mountain West in rushing (from the glorious Colorado State University!) before he was kicked off the team. He’s a gamble, but he’s undeniably skilled!

  10. BucsFanForever Says:

    For what it’s worth, Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties account for 46% of new reported cases, with just under 29% of total population. Here locally, Pinellas accounts for 2.7% of total reported cases, with 4.5% of total population. For Hillsborough, 4.2% of total cases with 6.7% of total population.

    If our players will adhere to social distancing, they have less chance of coming into contact with an infected person than a Dolphin or a Marlin player.

  11. DoooshLaRue Says:

    We don’t play the Dolphins this year do we?

  12. Allbuccedup Says:

    How do you social distance and play football?

  13. Bill Cicero Says:

    Poor guys only have a 99.9998% chance of survival

  14. gp Says:


  15. gp Says:

    sorry, that was for Dooosh

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    As I’ve said…..the professional sports protocols are excellent for containing this….it’s the behavior of the players off the field that is the problem….

    If they are smart & diligent….they distance & wear masks….wash their hand regularly….they will be fine.

    My suggestion is to expand the rosters even more…..keep players out that test positive….replace them and play ball.

  17. hammerhead Says:

    ASSCLOWN Says:
    July 31st, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Poor guys only have a 99.9998% chance of survival


    DO you understand what contagious means? The player doesn’t have to be sick to transmit to others who might be more susceptible. This kind of attitude is why the US can’t get this thing under control. #magavirus

  18. Toxic masculinity Says:

    There is going to be a season this yr you pansies

  19. Adam Lakers Carolla Says:

    Toxic….succinct and to the point. You should be taking notes st pete

  20. Jim Says:

    MLB is already talking about canceling the season, and baseball is far safer than football under the current circumstance. But let’s listen to the tough guys…

  21. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Yeah love all the big tough rednecks always talking a big game. I know it’s an imbecile posting as soon as I see that kind of talk.

  22. SOEbuc Says:


    “How do you social distance and play football?”

    You don’t. All give a huge hand to the supposed Bucs fan Ron DeSantis for keeping this epicenter state open.

  23. Hawk Says:

    What makes you think it’s “rednecks” making the big talk? I’ve heard asinine remarks from every walk of life. Yours was a perfect example.

  24. Buc4evr Says:

    This team is so loaded with talent that I can’t wait for the season to start. But with the Bucs luck, half the team will end up in quarantine during a playoff run. It’s a Buc’s life…….🤒🙁

  25. Durango 95 Says:

    This a thread for the blue hair mob to exude its estrogen.

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m scared… hold me.

  27. Pete I Says:

    OMG Covid is here…do you know what that means…only 98.8 % of us will still be here.

  28. Bucsfanman Says:

    Pete I- Well, by my calculations, using your 98.8%, ONLY ~393,000 people in America will perish. Of course, the timeline is a big question mark. We’re nearly halfway there in less than a year though.
    I get a chuckle envisioning some folks laid up like some of my friends and coworkers. Laying in bed, coughing, shaking with the chills, a blanket wrapped around you with a box of tissues next to your computer or tablet, if you’re not in the hospital that is. Your loved ones bringing you hot tea wearing a mask, spraying Lysol everywhere you step.
    They peek into your bedroom to ask if you need anything as you peck at your keyboard proud of how “tough” you sounded with that last post. Hands shaking as you blow your nose poking fun at people.
    To borrow a quote from Iron Mike, “Everybody has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth.”
    Stay tough fellas!

  29. mark2001 Says:

    Yes…most of these players won’t die or suffer long term illness from this virus. But most have parents or aunts and uncles right in the high risk age range. And some children with pre-existing conditions that don’t want to risk.

    The one I’m really watching is Bruce. He isn’t an ignorant man. He has to know how big a risk it is to him. He obviously thinks that if he has to go, he wants to do it in the game. That being said, you have to wonder how long he wants to coach. If he is willing to coach through these times, you have to think he will coach until he wins a SB..or until he simply can’t coach anymore.

    I do wonder if the only way to really have a complete season is to do the NBA bubble. Baseball is the test case. And it is right on the edge. Hold on to your “hats” folks.

  30. bucsfaninoregon Says:

    Some commenters here are definitely late to the party. I’ve been saying for weeks here that it is totally impractical to have a normal NFL season this year. Regardless of how many TB/Gronk hot dreams the fans have.
    You can’t social distance or wear masks when you are trying to rush the passer, tackle, block, etc. Baseball, where players rarely touch is showing just how EZ it is NOT.
    All the tough guys on this site are brave as hell for someone else. So they can suck beers while watching TV on Sundays. They better switch to International Bowling for 2020.
    Finally, how many of you have watched basketball or MLB with the cardboard fans and piped in noise? IT WASN’T WORTH THE TIME! Football is called a spectator sport because that is what it is. The fans are an integral part of the game.
    See you in 2021.

  31. gp Says:

    And back to the closed minded armageddon preachers
    “We’re all DOOMED”…Exidor

  32. bucsfaninoregon Says:

    What a baby. Oh, the horror of it. No football- -We’re all doomed.

  33. gp Says:

    Preach it Exidor! Preach it!

  34. BucEmUp Says:

    Whats the big deal? They get sick, they recover, they play.

    Let the thing run through everyone, if you get sick take the recommended vitamins from from licensed physicians that has been proven to work WITH ZINC AND ONLY WITH ZINC and get life back to the OLD NORMAL!!!


  35. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I certainly accept your point about the massive preparations and precautions the NFL has made. Hopefully they will be enough.

    I’m getting a bit concerned however. THREE other professional sports have started recently…two of them are off to a good start one appears to be headed towards an early ending. MLB tried to keep the players tested and aware but they travel across the country and sooner or later….

    OTOH The NBA and NHL took a unique approach…putting their leagues in virtual “bubbles”. The NHL safely out of the hotspot USA in Canada and the NBA doing pretty well in their bubble over in Orlando.

    Football and baseball are simply too big with too many players to fit in a bubble. I hope the NFL does a lot better than the MLB.

  36. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Largely agree with your observations but I depart with the loss of interest or excitement due to cardboard fans.

    The NBA game generated their biggest ratings ever.

    Again I see where you’re coming from and I fear for an NFL season but I’m not sure yet about the NHL and NBA. Much smaller teams…five players on the ice at or court at a time and much smaller rosters. Add in that they have avoided travel and the NHL is even in the infected USA…I think those two leagues may have a chance.

  37. stpetebucsfan Says:

    NHL ISNT in the US

  38. Cobraboy Says:

    Any word regarding Devin White and his recent big shindig? Is he “infected.”