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Bucs Hot Reads: Eagles QB Vick is ‘questionable’

By Ira Kaufman
By Roy Cummings
Published: October 11, 2013

Did you know?

The last player to rush for at least 100 yards against the Bucs was Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson, who gained 123 yards last November.

Stat of the day

The Bucs have forced two turnovers, both interceptions, inside the red zone this year. That makes them one of just eight teams with multiple red-zone takeaways. The others are Seattle, Buffalo, Minnesota, New Orleans, Washington, Oakland and the Giants.

By the numbers

WR Mike Williams is fast becoming one of the most prolific scorers in Bucs history. His 8-yard reception from rookie Mike Glennon against Arizona two weeks ago marked the 25th touchdown of his career. Williams now ranks No. 5 on the franchise list in career touchdown catches. Tight end Jimmie Giles (1978-86) holds the record at 34.

Injury update

For the Bucs, WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Only CB Michael Adams (knee) was listed as out. Also questionable were CB Johnthan Banks (illness) and G Carl Nicks (foot). Seven players were probable: S Mark Barron (hamstring), OL Gabe Carimi (illness), TE Tom Crabtree (ankle), S Dashon Goldson (foot), DT Derek Landri (knee), DE Steven Means (shoulder) and CB Rashaan Melvin (hamstring).

For the Eagles, veteran QB Michael Vick (hamstring) fully participated in Friday’s practice after two days of limited activity and was listed as questionable. Coach Chip Kelly indicated he will wait until Sunday to decide between Vick and second-year pro Nick Foles under center.

Quote of the day

“You look back at some parts of your life and say, ‘Wow.’ But while you’re in it, it’s not the time. Now is not the time to reflect. Now’s the time to lead.’’

Bucs coach Greg Schiano, on the array of distractions the team has dealt with in recent weeks

Upcoming schedule

Sunday: Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Oct. 20: at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Oct. 24: Carolina, 8:25 p.m.

Nov. 3: at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.