Jameis Winston Exits Game With Shoulder Injury, Replaced By Ryan Fitzpatrick

Posted November 07, 2017

Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter announced Monday that team doctors made a decision to sideline the quarterback for at least two weeks based on MRI results.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will miss at least the next two games as he attempts to heal his injured right shoulder.

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The third-year quarterback sat out the second half of Sunday's 30-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints after being sacked late in the second quarter and landing on the shoulder he initially hurt at Arizona on October 15. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who took over for Winston in the second half of Sunday's loss, will start in his place beginning with Week 10 against the New York Jets. He originally suffered the injury in a Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.

Winston's production has also dropped as the injury lingered.

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On Sunday, Winston completed 7-of-13 for 63 yards with no touchdowns or no interceptions.

The Buccaneers will activate Ryan Griffin from injured reserve to serve as Fitzpatrick's backup until Winston is ready to resume football activities.

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After a 384 yard, three touchdown passing game against the Buffalo Bills, Winston threw for 210 yards and no touchdowns at home against the Carolina Panthers.