Giovani Bernard Returns

November 21st, 2022

After two months on injured reserve with a bad ankle, the Bucs cleared running back Giovani Bernard for practice today and can place him on the active roster anytime within the next 21 days.

Yes, the Bucs can win — and have won — a Super Bowl without Bernard. But he seems to be a comforting veteran presence for Tom Brady, and that’s always a good thing.

Bernard caught three touchdown passes last season but didn’t have a touch on offense in two games this season before getting hurt.

19 Responses to “Giovani Bernard Returns”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need Logan Ryan back……nice to have Gio….but doesn’t seem like he gets touches…

    A healthy Brate will help…..arrows are pointing up on the health front.

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    Agree TBFF. The Bucs health arrows are happily going up. Lots to look forward to in the rest of the season.

  3. Goatfarmer Says:

    I like Gio but he’s fragile.

  4. Faspro Says:

    He’s still on the team?🤔

  5. BA’s Red Pen Says:


  6. Sean Says:

    I don’t want to sound mean but I forgot he was on the team. He’s been inexpensive but still a huge disappointment.

  7. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Excellent player when healthy. But that’s the preface with a lot of Bucs players as of late: “when healthy.”

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    I thought he retired.

  9. BucsfanFred Says:

    Like the others: I forgot he was still here.

  10. Paul Says:

    Now only if Ryan Jensen comes back, it will be a super happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Cobraboy Says:

    I forgot he was on the roster.

  12. SB Says:

    Just don’t mess with White’s progress.

  13. captivajim Says:

    Gio should have retired 3+ yrs ago.. he is the biggest NON-contributor on the team.

    In ’21 & ’22 he has gained 58 yrds running & 123 yrds receiving .. the last season he ran for more than 500yrds was in ’15 with the Bengals. And the last season he had 500+ yrds receiving was ’13 !!!

    Why is he taking up a spot on our roster ???

  14. Anthony Says:

    I’ve always liked him and I believe he’s an x factor. Coaches need to start using players who can make an impact in a game. Regardless of who they are or the so called package. Play the game quit over thinking it

  15. NEfan Says:

    Never used right, waste of cap space.

  16. Mr. Magoo Says:

    I had forgotten he was on the team.

  17. EEK Says:

    Love it
    Love him

  18. kyle Says:


  19. gotbbucs Says:

    He should be doing nothing other than running routes out of the slot.