Carlton Davis Is Close — For Real

November 24th, 2021

Now able to practice.

This will make Bucs fans even happier for Thanksgiving and may mentally get them past the burping and indigestion expected tomorrow afternoon (watching the Lions does that to people).

The Bucs this morning announced that starting cornerback Carlton Davis has been moved to the 21-day practice period. That means Davis, in the next three weeks, can be activated at any time to the active roster.

Davis hasn’t played since the New England game in early October when he injured his quad covering on special teams. If he is able to play along with Sean Murphy-Bunting at corner (who played Monday night for the first time since the season-opener), and fellow starter Jamel Dean, this defense is going to look a helluva lot better than it has been.

Bucs are getting healthy at the right time: December.

(No, the Bucs have not updated the status of furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing receiver Antonio Brown.)

24 Responses to “Carlton Davis Is Close — For Real”

  1. Rayjay1122 Says:


  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    The perfect wave is starting to build momentum just like last season. Bucs win vs Colts and the Rams beating the Packers would be one heck of a way to end Thanksgiving weekend. Gobble Gobble

  3. SOEbuc Says:


  4. zzbuc Says:

    Mr Joe, any news on Ali Marpet? Thx

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Maybe improved D will inspire more passionate play from our offensive weapons. Lenny amd even M1k3 looked flat last game.

  6. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    But all the idiots told me the sky was falling after we lost two in a row 🙄

    Can we have some faith and some trust in the team that literally just won the Superbowl?

  7. Orlandobucsfan#1 Says:

    Let Marpet rest. Stinnie will be just fine against the Colts and yardbirds.
    Looks like we’ll have CDIII back in time for the Bills.

  8. PSL Bob Says:

    The arrow is definitely pointing up for the team. Once we get Scotty, VV, Marpet, and Carlton on the field, we’ll be back near full-strength. Then AB for the playoffs and look out!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    @First Down Tampa Bay ….100% spot on…Some positive vibes are welcome Sir…Much welcome Sir!!!

  10. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Soooo ready for him to comeback. Make sure he’s 100% though before he returns.

  11. JGhotier Says:

    Never hurts getting the guy, who until injured, was leading the League the past few years in Passes Deflections/Defensed….and by a pretty wide margin. At the time CDIII had something like 42 PD’s and the next closest guy was around 35 PD’s (during that couple years timespan).

    CDIII doesn’t get enough credit for how physical he is as a corner and a tackler either.

  12. R.O. Says:

    Medpete as long as the Cards remain ahead of the Rams in the West a loss by the Rams means nothing. Bucs should win the South, right? We would want the Rams to beat the Packers. Packers will win the North.

  13. Mike Says:

    Thank you Baby Jesus!

  14. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The ONLY positive aspect to all these secondary injuries is, our guys gained valuable experience.
    But we are getting healthy at the right time for a run.

  15. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Rumor has that AB was seen throwing a bike and a lawn chair before practice today so he may be ready.

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    IMO Davis & Gronk are the two biggest missing pieces…..

  17. Swampbuc Says:

    First Down Tampa Bay –

    Do you bring a Dora the Explorer lunchbox or a Bob the Builder lunchbox when you go to your participation trophy ceremony?

  18. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete just looked at next years schedule & we go 3-14 w/o TB12. It’s the most difficult schedule Pete has ever seen

  19. Medicated Pete Says:

    @ R.O.

    At this point, I’d rather play a 2nd Rd road game in the playoffs at Rams than at Packers

  20. Bucsfanman Says:

    Good news, and at the right time. See you soon CD!

  21. Defense Rules Says:

    Pete … No need to worry about next year’s schedule; we’ve got a LOOOONG way still to go this year. Besides, none of us have any clue what we’ll look like in 2022, much less what every other NFL team will look like. Enjoy the 2021 ride. Super Bowl or bust!

  22. Bojim Says:

    I’m gonna say he real close. 😬

  23. David Says:

    Great news!!
    Some refuse to believe it, but he is a top 8 CB in the league.
    The two concerning things are JPP and AB.

    They can win with out AB, although he makes the offense a lot more potent.

    It’s tough to win without a pass rush. The rookie looks good but they need all hands on deck

  24. Don’t make a scene 35 Says:

    We are a better team when we have both Auburn corners out there
    Go Bucs