Calijah Kancey Ruled Out Monday Night

September 23rd, 2023

No go.

Bucs rookie defensive tackle Calijah Kancey will miss his second straight game, Todd Bowles told the local pen and mic club today.

Kancey, a first-round draft pick in April, was able to play in the season-opener at Minnesota, but in that game tweaked the calf injury that kept him out of most of training camp. He won’t play Monday night when the Bucs host the Eagles.

Kancey played 11 plays at Minnesota and immediately looked like an absolute force.

SirVocea Dennis also is ruled out for the Eagles game Monday night. Cornerback Carlton Davis (toe) is a game-time decision. He didn’t play Sunday against the Eagles.

50 Responses to “Calijah Kancey Ruled Out Monday Night”

  1. EternalSon Says:

    Sending good vibes to Kancey and looking forward to seeing him with this team.

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Geezuss!!! Young kids cannot even stay healthy for one full damn game!!! W T F!!!!

    THE Bucs need to fire their training/recovery staff and buy some new ice 🧊 bath 🛁 tubs……or something!!!!!!!

  3. adam from ny Says:

    they’ll prolly sit kancey until after the bye week…

    sucks, but one would think he should be good by then

  4. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Calf injuries are no joke. I remember Vea had one years ago that out him out for awhile and so did Cam Gil. Currently Joe Burrow is dealing with the same issue. Best thing to do is sit him until he’s 100%. I wouldn’t mind if it was midway through the season or more. The last thing he and the Bucs need is to push to soon and he tears it or his Achilles ruptures.

  5. Joe in Michigan Says:

    TheBucsAnthem Says:
    September 23rd, 2023 at 12:26 pm
    Geezuss!!! Young kids cannot even stay healthy for one full damn game!!! W T F!!!!

    THE Bucs need to fire their training/recovery staff and buy some new ice 🧊 bath 🛁 tubs……or something!!!!!!!
    Is this your first year following football? Football players get hurt/injured every season, some need recovery time. There’s no sense in calling for the firing of the training staff.

  6. Derek Says:

    This guy is fragile as glass. Geezus

  7. Buddha Says:

    Be back after bye.

  8. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Prayers for the young man. I’m sure he’s more frustrated than us fans are.

  9. adam from ny Says:

    maybe a raccoon nibbled on his calf this summer

  10. Mr. Editor Says:

    We need all hands on deck, but we’ll be fine as long as Vita Vea is angry and healthy. Let’s go!

  11. Colonel Angus Says:

    Keep him out until after the bye.

  12. DJB Says:

    I agree with Adam that Kancey should be held out until after the bye week. The Buc’s defense can hold its own against Carr and the Saints.

  13. CTBucs Says:

    I’d rather have him rest until after the bye then aggravate it by coming back to soon. It sucks, but calf injuries can linger. I’d rather have him healthy for 12 games than hobbled for a few…..

  14. NCBucfan Says:

    You guys are talking ignorant who say he is fragile. Look at Joe Burrow, he came back a little early, and reaggravated his, and he’s a QB. It is the one injury that who need at least a month to month and a half to fully heal. Stop that noise.

  15. BucU Says:

    Ahhhh there ya go. This year’s porcelain doll is unable to go again. He’s another Russell Gage. Ridiculous. How old is this dude 43?

  16. BucU Says:

    Hey here’s an idea! Let’s let him rest until next season.
    Russell Gage Jr strikes again.

  17. adam from ny Says:

    on another note:

    on another news outlet i read a whole write up that was bashing hard on hainsey…

    i couldn’t believe it…i was shocked…

    i thought hainsey was playing pretty decent, replacing big red…

    obviously he’s not a powerful lower bodied roadgrader, but that’s no secret…thru 2 games i think he’s played pretty darn good

  18. SB~LV Says:

    Geesh and with the best therapy available.
    Hope it’s not what the calf connects to

  19. Pickgrin Says:

    So it didn’t just “tighten up” in the Vikings game and thus Kancey was allegedly removed from the game for “precautionary reasons”…. that was 13 days ago….

    Obviously the injury was tweaked which resulted in a major setback towards full healing.

    I don’t understand why the Bucs are always so non-forthcoming if not deceptive in the way they talk about/report injuries of Buccaneer players….

  20. Lt. Dan Says:

    Kancey out…broken record. Just put him on IR already.

  21. orlbucfan Says:

    Let him rest and heal. He’s a rookie FCS. I want to see more of the natural tandem that was going down between VV and JTS last Sunday. Also, more emphasis on ST.

  22. Defense Rules Says:

    Still remember last year when we started the season with Hicks & a full complement of DLinemen. First 2 games we go 2-0 with Hicks in there, then he gets hurt & is out for 6 games. Bucs then go 1-5 in that stretch with no Hicks. Then Hicks comes back, we win the next 2 games to make it to 5-5, then finish at 8-9.

    This year, thankfully, we’ve got TWO beasts in Vea & Gaines, and TOGETHER they’ve played 117 of our 114 defensive snaps, with Hall, Greene & Gholston providing another 147 defensive snaps. IOW we’ve got enough depth right now to do OK without Kancey in there. Much rather see him get healed up to 100% before he goes back in there, because sooner or later 1 or more of the others will miss games. It never fails.

  23. Shane Callahan Says:

    I’ve been dying to see this kid play. How long did it take to rehab a calf strain? I wrestled with a strained calf through an entire season of wrestling…

  24. BillyBucco Says:

    I wouldn’t go so far as calling him a porcelain doll my God.
    I do belong they rushed him or at least listened to him say he wanted to play.
    They are the coaches and he is the player. Training staff should have exercises that show if he is ready based on pain.
    At this rate it would have been better to bite the bullet and put him on IR till after the bye. He is taking up a roster spot Pat OConnor could have been in.

  25. stpetebucfan Says:

    I realize that some of you guys have had the opportunity to stand on an NFL sideline.

    I remember once covering a HS football game on Friday night…a college game..Tennessee..on Saturday…preseason events and then the Patriots-Steelers exhibition on Sunday night.

    The differences were remarkable. HS kids wrapped up, tackled and pulled guys down…UT guys hit guys and wrapped up…the NFL guys just blasted the bejesus out of each other. It was all about inflicting pain. If a guy was going to run out of bounds the D did their best not to stop him gaining yards but to blast the snot out of the guy.

    Bottom line NFL football is sanitized violence on TV….on the field it’s just amazing. I’m surprised there aren’t more guys on the IR EVERY week.

    Calijah apparently has the same type injury as Burrows and he’s not exactly playing lights out either. Let him heal through the bye if needed!

    The Bucs needed to hit the bye at 2-2 minimum. They’ve reached that mark and now it’s gravy…beat N.O. enter the bye at 3-1 with a win on the road at N.O. against the divisional rival and it’s all good. THEN Buc fans can truly talk about reaching the playoffs…although as we saw in Chucky’s final year sometimes a winning record is not enough.

  26. Smashsquatch Says:

    Going to need him for the long haul. He’s an X factor for this defense, and burst is his game. No sense rushing him back on a compromised calf, that makes him JAG. Get healthy Calijah, can’t wait to see you after the bye with a fresh set of legs.

  27. Shane Callahan Says:

    I hear y’all, sorry. I’m old school.

  28. Lakeland Steve Says:

    That can be a really bad injury if you don’t let it fully heal. Just let the kid heal up completely before you put him back out there.

  29. Proudbucsfan Says:

    These guys make millions they should tuffin up a lot more. A bunch of p—-ies

  30. HC Grover Says:

    Plan 9 will have to fire his booster rocket.

  31. teacherman777 Says:

    Fake fans kick a man when he’s down!

    Stupid fans blame a man for getting hurt!

    True fans are gonna stick with Kancey no matter what!

    Do you fools think he wants to miss games?

    He loves to play!

    Pray for him and send him support!

    Tampa Bay fans are supposed to be positive and supportive!

    We were the Yucs for decades.

    We should support our guys no matter what!

  32. 757Buc’em Says:

    Sit Carlton Davis bring him back after the bye. Let Zyon get them reps and build off the bears game. Don’t rush Kancey back maybe after the bye as well.

  33. BucsFan81 Says:

    This kid looking more and more like a bust if he can’t ever get on the field

  34. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Injuries take as long as injuries take to heal.
    What does one do?
    Play your already injured 1st round pick so he can really get hurt?
    Oh that’s brilliant.
    This room is filled with eintsteins today.
    What gives?
    Everyone take a double dose of stupid pills this morning?

  35. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Anyone saying someone “looks like a bust” after 2 games…You should be embarrassed posting that junk. 🙄

  36. gotbbucs Says:

    Call up to Pitt and find out how they got these guys on the field to play.

    This sucks, but what are you gonna do?

  37. Mike C Says:

    Really ignorant statements from a few buffoons on here smh

  38. BucU Says:

    I don’t care what you think. Hes nothing but another Russell Gage. What’s that line again?
    The best ability is….

  39. Proudbucsfan Says:

    People just aren’t tuff anymore. Ronnie Lott cut off his pinky finger to stay in a game. Jack youngblood played with multiple fractures in his leg. There is no such thing as suck it up anymore.

  40. garro Says:

    Ok, Not unexpected. We cam win without him.

    Cut the kid some slack folks! Football is a physical and violent sport. He has been playing this game at the highest levels and doing the training for it, for well over a year. Non stop! Meaning no breaks… unlike all of the vets on our team Who have had a break in the off season. Even a young body like his has its limits.

    Go Bucs!

  41. Jw94buc Says:

    Calf injuries are no joke. Rest the young man. He played ten snaps in the first game. And I was damn impressed with that handful of snaps. I’d rather rest him now and have him around for the long run. If he becomes one of the next greats. We won’t remember him sitting out early. The important thing is we’re winning without him. Once he is healthy. Our d line is going to have even more ammunition to work with. Both of our lines right now are nothing to sneeze at. Monday night will be a good measuring stick. See what we have to work on.

  42. BucU Says:

    I wish I had your patience boys.

  43. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Listen hippies and fan boys – no one needs a lecture about how football players get injured, as if you’re sharing some deep wisdom that’s only passed down. But please, allow me to acknowledge your noble and virtuous white knighting, your compassion truly brings me to tears. Fans are allowed to be frustrated with the unavailability of players. I don’t know them, they aren’t my family, and they’re 20 years younger than me at this point so please pardon me for having to dig deep for any remaining empathy I have left in my body. The Bucs haven’t exactly been forthcoming with the injury. When he sat after 11 snaps it was “precautionary” and intimated that they are just easing him back in ALL GOOD BRAH! Meanwhile 2 games later. YES it is f’ing annoying ok

  44. Mike C Says:

    It’s 3 games? You act like (a little b) he has been out all year! Grow up

  45. FrontFour Says:

    I would rest Kancey and Davis to try to have them healthy for the Saints. Eagles are banged up too. Give the depth guys the reps. If I had to choose one game to go all out on in the final two this quarter I’d focus on the division win.

  46. teacherman777 Says:


    We should support our boyz no matter what.

    I’m sure Kancey is 100 times more frustrated than you are.

    Injuries happen.

    Be patient bro.

    Next man up!

  47. BucU Says:

    Yes he’s missed 3 games but u left out the over a month BEFORE the season he’s been out. How f’ng long should a 22 or 23 yr old have to heal from a calf strain? Porcelain doll.

  48. Brandonbucc Says:


  49. Brandonbucc Says:

    Soft like charmin

  50. Brandon Says:

    Everybody is able to give their medical opinions from the seat of their pants on their sofas. None of you have a clue what it takes to be physically ready for a sport even at its lowest levels nor do you have a clue what a training staff does. It’s easy for you to pass judgment staring down to the bottom of your Burger King bags. Too bad you know less than most high school athletes.