Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps, who was activated by the Bucs on Monday, could make his NFL debut on Sunday. Coach Greg Schiano is pleased with Demps’ work ethic and impressed with his versatility.
“He’s just jumped in and done anything that we’ve asked of him — defensive back, running back, wide receiver — and we haven’t heard a moan or a groan from him about it,” Schiano said. “He’s just jumped in here and become a great teammate, so I’m thrilled with just his mindset and his approach.”
Did you know?
WLB Lavonte David is only the third linebacker in Bucs history to record at least half a sack in four consecutive games. David’s three sacks this season rank ninth in the NFL and are the most by a linebacker working in a 4-3 defensive scheme.
By the numbers
In seven years in the NFL, Bucs CB Darrelle Revis has 19 interceptions. Including playoff games, Revis’ teams are 16-2 (.889) when he records an interception and 25-32 when he does not, including 0-3 this year.
Quote of the day
“That’s what professionals do. There’s always going to be noise out there. You have to push the noise out of your brain and you’ve got to do your job.’’
Bucs coach Greg Schiano, on dealing with distractions
For the Bucs, OL Gabe Carimi (illness), CB Mike Adams (knee), TE Tom Crabtree (ankle) and DT Derek Landri are out for Sunday’s game. WR Vincent Jackson (ribs), WR Mike Williams (hamstring) and CB Rashaan Melvin (hamstring) are questionable. S Mark Barron (hamstring), DT Gary Gibson (back) and DT Gerald McCoy (ankle) are probable.
For the Cardinals, LB Kevin Minter (hamstring) and DT Dan Williams (not injury related) are out; S Rashad Johnson (finger) is questionable, and WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring), RB Rashard Mendengall (toe) and DE Ronald Talley (wrist) are probable.
Sunday: Arizona, 1 p.m.
Oct. 6: Bye
Oct. 13: Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Oct. 20: at Atlanta, 1 p.m.