Julio Jones Among Four Bucs Ruled Out For Sunday

October 21st, 2022

Julio Jones will not take his 51st snap of this Bucs season on Sunday.

Todd Bowles made it official today that Julio will continue to nurse his bad knee. He’ll join Akiem Hicks (foot) Cameron Brate (neck) and Sean Murphy-Bunting (quad) in the street clothes crowd.

The best injury news of the day is that ballhawk safety Mike Edwards is good to go after an elbow injury.

44 Responses to “Julio Jones Among Four Bucs Ruled Out For Sunday”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    terrible idea to sign him and Hicks

  2. TiredBucsFan Says:

    It’s a good thing we signed Hicks and Jones…..

  3. D-Rok Says:

    Do we need a healthy Julio right now? I think it would help.

    Assuming the team doesn’t melt-down and not make the playoffs, I agree that it would be better to have a healthy Julio for the playoffs. I can somewhat understand the philosophy of the coaches in making sure he’s completely healthy.

  4. ViSyl Says:

    The thing is, wasn’t he completely healthy when he came in? What will prevent him from been hurt again 10 min into the playoffs when he plays again?

  5. Pewter Warrior 813 Says:

    For all the love Licht gets, his last two off seasons haven’t done much to help the Bucs on the field.

  6. Leopold Stotch Says:

    This is absurd. If he’s healthy, he should play. I asked this on an older post so it may have been lost, but honestly what playoff experience does he have that is so valuable to us that he cannot be bothered to even suit up until January? I don’t recall much other than a magical superbowl run that ended up being the most meme’d sports moment in recent history. I mean seriously? How much are we paying this guy? 6 mil or so? We need help now!

    Again, I would like to mention I was against signing him, but I drank the off-season hype kool-aid and had my stance changed. Bad job by me. And same with Kyle Rudolph, although I’ve been bullish on him since the get go. Only one I championed for was Hicks, but that’s clearly bit me in the tush. Russell Gage has been a bit of a let down, but so has the play calling. Whatever, as long as we win this won’t be too much of a problem, but it’s still annoying to see.

    If we can’t beat a Carolina team that just traded two starters, and is rolling with an XFL qb and Sam “Ghosthunter” Darnold as backup, I may go off the deep end.

  7. MadMax Says:

    ^ Im with you Leopold, you spoke my exact thoughts.

    I think we’re going to win this one after a devastating loss to a lowly Pitt team and everyone having a come to Jesus moment, but I know Bucc Luck lol. Im ok with sitting him and Hicks still, but at least we’re gonna have Edwards back. I love that!

  8. Dooley Says:

    I would rather have Tyler Johnson available, still developing, and not contributing on special teams over Julio Jones being a non-factor while basically holding a roster spot hostage.

  9. theghost Says:

    He’ll get hurt on the 3rd play of the wildcard round

  10. SlyPirate Says:

    Moving forward, it’s only news if Julio and Hicks decide to play.

  11. Redeemer Says:

    His legs are shot. I didn’t mind taking a flyer on Jones. I did mind people here thinking he would contribute significantly. Put him in bubble wrap for a few more weeks and pray. Agree with ViSyl, he’ll probably get hurt again.

  12. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Dooley, that’s a good point that I completely forgot about. Horrendous decision to make regarding TJ. “We cut him because he can’t play special teams” Julio can’t even suit up!

  13. Kody Says:




    Something doesn’t add up.

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    Shcoking. Stunning. Who would have expected him to be inactive?

  15. Kody Says:

    Bucs is officially the retirement/nursing home for washed up players.

    They’re in Florida so makes sense.

  16. Redeemer Says:

    Butters, I disagree my friend. if they put him out there at less than 100%, the chances he ends up on season ending IR go way up. This is partly on the bucs for playing him in the KC game. Same thing for Godwin, who should’ve started on IR. I don’t know who is making decisions about this, but it’s shortsighted IMO. Football players play, I get it, but what good does it do Brady to have nobody to throw to in the playoffs.

  17. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Why is he still here?

  18. Carlos S Alvarez Says:

    Get rid off Julio Jones , please every week same story SIGN Odell , Odell , Odell.

  19. #99 Says:

    He should be arrested for robbery..
    What a joke

  20. Anonymous Says:

    Lmao hoping he’s healthy in January. We have 2games for sure in January. If the play calling doesn’t get better on offense and the defense doesn’t stop getting bored won’t be any playoffs. Julio and Hicks have been a complete waste. They read that book by Sweezy How To Make Millions Doing Nothing

  21. adam from ny Says:

    yeah but what if:

    julio gets re-injured down by the schoolyard (while blazing up)

  22. adam from ny Says:

    but on a serious note:

    this is the type of stuff that actually hurts the team…

    it makes players and people not work hard when they see people playing games and coasting

  23. Beeej Says:

    If we need Julio to get by the Panthers we’re doomed

  24. Marine Buc Says:

    Hey Julio… ease stop stealing money from the NFL… Please hang them up after this sad attempt at aying football.

  25. Mike Says:

    Julio seems to be turning into a swing and a miss, but hopefully he will become healthy enough to contribute to a playoff run.

  26. orlbucfan Says:

    Julio is done. Retire and take fossil12 with you.

  27. Craig Says:

    So fragile that one day of practice puts him out for a week. It is not a new thing, it was like that all of last season too.

    At least we don’t have to mention Hicks, who hasn’t ever finished with a whole season.

  28. Mike Johnson Says:

    Lets see. Hicks, Randolph and Julio down at the schoolyard are collecting that free money like Sweezy use to do. Remember him? Bucs are carrying a lot of dead weight.

  29. SB~LV Says:

    Remember that one pass he caught?

  30. sasquatch Says:

    Why is he occupying a roster spot? What a waste of money.

  31. captivajim Says:

    What ever the licht reason to keep him on the roster is ;;; is a Mistake . Why didn’t we pick up Robbie Anderson ???

  32. TiredBucsFan Says:

    I forgot we even had Rudolph. What a waste he is

  33. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Redeemer, first off kudos to you for getting my name reference. Secondly, it’s just frustrating because of the information we’re getting as fans. Beginning of the season, he’s healthy and looks amazing, then between the first game and now the story is oh he’s hurt and working on it, could play, but I guess we’ll save him for the playoffs. We had what appeared to be an emerging Tyler Johnson on the team who was cut due to no special teams contributions and kept a guy who also doesn’t contribute to special teams, but can’t even be healthy enough to dress.

    Also just thinking about your Godwin comment, I disagree and that leads me to the hypocrisy of the coaching staff. To be fair, it could be a different situation since Godwin was recovering from an acl, but here goes. Bowles was asked by either Steve or Lee of this dear site IIRC about Godwin’s knee and how’d it hold up. Long story short, he needed to play and if he’s healthy… There’s no point in not playing him. Which leads me back to Julio, Bowles has been ho hum regarding Julio’s health, but at time has said he can play. So why is Julio not playing if he can?

    I do appreciate your point on how we need receivers come playoff time and I agree. This is just a frustrating situation overall.

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Keano Neal & Russell Gage are the only performers from the FA signings….

    Ryan, Hicks, Julio, Rudolph………practically not contributing….

    Maybe we’ll get something out of Julio in March……

  35. Biff Barker Says:

    The mere mention of Sweezy makes me queasy.

    Ryan, Hicks, Julio, Rudolph were added as rotational players. These guys are done yes. So cut bait whenever.

    That’s not the teams biggest problem. We are not winning in the trenches and there is zero passion. An overly complex defense with many palyers out of position who cant tacke. Defense doesnt create turnovers and gives up on third and long. Pass rush not consistent enough.

    Whew!, and now our OC Lefty. Nevermind folks. NFL is too tou

  36. Biff Barker Says:

    NFL is too tough if they know what plays you’re going to run.

  37. Bojim Says:

    What? Julio’s out????

  38. ClwJB Says:

    Hicks, Jones, Rudolph all appear to have been high hope busts

    Maybe they prove us all wrong and all come back and play the final 8 games but somehow that seems so unlikely

  39. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Remember when the media was gushing about Jones and Hicks during training camp. Saying they looked like they’re rejuvenated. What a crock! Need to trade for a guard before the deadline and get Leftwich to start calling more passing plays. Glazers need to light a fire under Bowles soon, especially if his defense keeps sleepwalking through games.

  40. Hodad Says:

    Julio came here to win a superbowl. He should demand to be traded to a team that has a real chance!

  41. Tbbucs3 Says:


  42. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    6 is another waste of a roster spot.

  43. FrontFour Says:

    Could have brought back Suh for the money wasted on Jones and Hicks. I get the “All in” thing but just bad, high risk gambles by Jason.

  44. Woodenman Says:

    Right with you Hodad trade him to the Bears! 👍