Stewart signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Stewart spent the last four seasons in Denver, where he served as a key member of the team's secondary. The former Pro Bowl safety now has a clear path to snaps in Tampa Bay, with Mike Edwards (hamstring), Justin Evans (heel), D'Cota Dixon (undisclosed) and Orion Stewart (knee) all sporting injuries.
Stewart made a visit with the Colts earlier this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The former Pro Bowl safety has been out of work since being cut by Denver on March 6. With one of the Colts' projected starting safeties (Clayton Geathers) still recovering from minor knee surgery, Stewart would provide a quality insurance option in the event Geathers' rehab lingers into training camp or the regular season. Stewart, 30, is coming off a 60-tackle, two-interception season.
The Broncos released Stewart on Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Since inking a deal with the Broncos in March 2015, Stewart has picked up a Super Bowl ring and recorded at least 60 tackles and one interception in four consecutive campaigns. Despite the consistent numbers, he likely was axed from the roster due to his age (he'll be 31 in August) and expected cap hit ($6.4 million in 2019). With such a strong crop of safeties on the free-agent market, it may be some time before Stewart finds a new home.
Stewart tallied 10 tackles (nine solo) during Sunday's 23-22 victory over the Chargers.
Stewart -- along with Justin Simmons -- paced the Broncos defense with 10 tackles, which marked a season high for the nine-year veteran. It was his first game of 2018 with double-digit tackles, moving his total up to 39. The safety will look to keep it going on Sunday against the Steelers.
Stewart (neck) was a full participant at practice Wednesday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Stewart missed the last two games with the neck injury that he sustained against the Cardinals on Oct. 18 but seems primed for a return following the Broncos' Week 10 bye. The 30-year-old should take up his usual starting role at strong safety Sunday against the Chargers.
Stewart (neck) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Stewart continues to nurse a neck stinger sustained during Denver's win over the Cardinals in Week 7. Will Parks will slot into the starting lineup once more, and will attempt to contain a Texans air attack led by Deshaun Watson.
Stewart (neck) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Stewart suffered a neck injury during Denver's win over the Cardinals in Week 7, and he'll remain sidelined as he recovers from the injury. Will Parks should enter the Broncos' starting lineup as long as Stewart is unable to suit up.
Coach Vance Joseph left open the possibility that Stewart (neck) might miss time after the safety exited Thursday's 45-10 win over the Cardinals with a stinger, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports. "We'll see about that," Joseph said, regarding Stewart's availability for Week 8 against the Chiefs.
The stinger was the third that Stewart has suffered in as many games, which could prompt the Broncos to give him some time off to recover from the recurring issue. If Stewart is ultimately held out in Week 8, Will Parks would likely start alongside Justin Simmons at safety.
Stewart (neck) was diagnosed with a stinger after exiting Thursday's 45-10 win over the Cardinals, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
Stewart apparently dealt with a similar injury last week, so it's somewhat concerning he suffered a setback in the Week 7 win. The 30-year-old was limited to just seven defensive snaps before he was pulled from the contest after aggravating the neck issue midway through the first quarter. While Stewart was sidelined, Will Parks played 60 of 66 defensive snaps and would likely take over the starting role at strong safety should Stewart be forced to miss some time.
Stewart (neck) has been ruled out for the rest of Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Stewart and the Broncos will be hoping that the safety did not sustain a serious injury. Will Parks has played a vast majority of snaps in place of Stewart and figures to remain doing so as long as the latter remains out.
Stewart is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Cardinals with a neck injury, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Stewart was shaken up and evaluated in the medical tent after making a tackle in the first quarter. Given the risky nature of neck injuries, it would not be surprising to see the Broncos keep the 30-year-old out for the rest of the game. Will Parks is in line to fill in at strong safety as long as Stewart is off the field.
Stewart (foot) was removed from the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Stewart returned to full participation in practice Friday after missing Wednesday's session, so he'll be good to go for Week 6.
Stewart was held out of Wednesday's practice due to a foot injury, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.
The severity of Stewart's foot injury is unclear, but perhaps more details will emerge as Sunday inches closer. Should Stewart find himself unable to suit up for Sunday's game, Will Parks could witness a boost in responsibility.
Stewart recorded nine tackles (six solo) across 63 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
The Broncos struggled to contain the Ravens' offense on Sunday, but Stewart was one of the lone bright spots in the secondary, as his nine tackles led the team. He, along with the rest of the Broncos' secondary, will have their hands full Monday night against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' high-flying offense.
Stewart recorded 52 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, five passes defended, and three interceptions in 2017.
Stewart ended the year leading the No Fly Zone in interceptions. Stewart was the man over the top in recent seasons with T.J. Ward roaming underneath, but saw a more diversified role with a more coverage-savvy partner in Justin Simmons in 2017. Stewart made some uncharacteristic blown assignments that led to big plays for opponents in 2017 and his age, 29, will make some wonder if Denver should cut bait and look toward a youth movement at safety with Simmons, Will Parks, and Jamal Carter. The savings probably wouldn't match the loss in productivity as Stewart has showed himself to be a consistent cog in Denver's defense.
Stewart (thigh) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Stewart was limited in practice Wednesday, so his full participation Thursday is a reassuring sign for Denver. Barring any major setbacks, the veteran safety should resume his starting role, as he's been playing upwards of 60 snaps per contest in the past couple of weeks.
Stewart (groin) will start Sunday against the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Stewart tweaked his groin in the season opener and was limited in practice leading up to this game. He'll have a full workload ahead with a tough Cowboys' offense coming to town, so expect a modest fantasy contribution.
Stewart (groin) is expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Stewart is officially listed as questionable after being limited in practice Thursday and Friday, and his availability against a solid Cowboys passing attack will be helpful.
Stewart (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Stewart was a limited practice participant on Thursday and Friday, and the fact that he was on the field is a good sign for his return. The Broncos' starting free safety made six tackles (five solo) in the season opener, but if he can't play Sunday, expect to see Will Parks take his place.
Stewart (groin) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Stewart sustained the injury during Monday night's season-opening victory over the Chargers and did not participate in Wednesday's practice. The short turnaround from Monday night could partially explain why the 29-year-old was held out Wednesday, but his status for Sunday's game against the Cowboys remains unclear.
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