Auclair (calf) was placed on IR on Friday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Auclair has already been ruled out of Sunday's game against Carolina, and this move ensures that he will miss at least two additional contests. The depth tight end could return as early as Week 5 against Chicago on Thursday Night Football.
Auclair (calf) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Panthers.
Auclair missed the last two practices of the week and will watch from the sidelines during Sunday's divisional bout. The 27-year-old TE is buried on the depth chart anyway and played strictly on special teams in the season opener.
Auclair (calf) did not participate in Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Auclair began the week as a limited participant, so Thursday's complete lack of activity could indicate that he's suffered a setback in his recovery. Of course, Auclair only contributed on special teams Week 1, so if he's forced to sit out Sunday's game against the Panthers, it won't have a noticeable impact on Tampa Bay's offense.
Auclair agreed to a one-year deal with the Buccaneers on Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Auclair had just one catch in eight games last season, but in 2020 he'll continue to provide the Bucs' tight end corps with depth and blocking prowess.
The Buccaneers placed Auclair (toe) on injured reserve Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The move ends the 26-year-old's season, as the team needed to make room for newly signed outside linebacker Sam Acho. The blocking specialist drew only three targets in eight games, catching one pass for 11 yards.
Auclair suffered a turf toe injury during Sunday's loss at Seattle, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Auclair saw season-high snap counts in each of the past two weeks and caught his first pass of the season for 11 yards Sunday. The 26-year-old would likely have returning to a reduced role with O.J. Howard (hamstring) expected to return Week 10 regardless, but he'll now be in danger of missing games.
Auclair is expected to have an increased role in Sunday's game against the Titans with O.J. Howard (hamstring) out, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Howard was averaging 66 offensive snaps per game, so there's plenty to go around for both Cameron Brate, Auclair and Tanner Hudson. Brate figures to be the primary beneficiary, but Auclair is in line for 30-40 offensive snaps. The 26-year-old's fantasy value is still minimal considering he has just nine catches for 73 yards in 30 career games.
Auclair failed to come up with his only target in the Buccaneers' 32-31 loss to the Giants on Sunday.
The blocking tight end continues to draw active status on gameday over Tanner Hudson, who's arguably a more effective receiver than Auclair but not as accomplished in clearing paths in the running game. Auclair has seen a steady snap count on offense the last two games (47 combined plays from scrimmage), but Sunday's target was his first of the season. With O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate as the top two options at the position, Auclair figures to remain in his current role unless injuries were to strike the duo ahead of him.
Auclair (calf) participated fully at Thursday's practice, Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Auclair was limited Wednesday with a calf injury suffered during the preseason, but he looks set for Sunday's season opener, barring a setback. He will provide depth for the Buccaneers depth chart behind starters O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate.
Auclair was forced out of Friday's preseason matchup with Cleveland due to a calf injury, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear how serious the injury is, although it would come at an unfortunate time for Auclair, who's reportedly shown improvement as a receiver over the offseason. If the 26-year-old misses time, Tanner Hudson would be next in line to see reps at tight end behind O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate.
Auclair showed considerable improvement as a receiver during the first week of OTAs, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
The third-year pro has primarily been utilized as a blocking tight end during his first two seasons, logging just 10 targets over that span. Auclair still has an uphill climb to earn targets barring injuries to O.J. Howard or Cameron Brate, but his 6-foot-6, 256-pound frame could make him an occasional option near the goal line.
Auclair failed to bring in his only target during the Buccaneers' 34-32 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. He finished the 2018 season bringing in seven of eight targets for 48 yards across 16 games.
Auclair once again primarily filled the role of in-line blocker at tight end, although unlike his rookie 2017 campaign, the 25-year-old suited up for all 16 games.He saw plenty of action as a key member on special teams and should have a good chance at returning next season at a modest cap hit of just over $650,000. However, O.J. Howard (ankle) and Cameron Brate still profile the top two pass catchers at the position, making it an uphill battle for Auclair to gain meaningful opportunity on offense.
Auclair brought in his only target for 12 yards in the Buccaneers' 28-14 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
The reserve tight end continues to operate as a primary backup to Cameron Brate. Auclair's production is expected to remain minimal in his current role, with the one catch he's logged in two of the last three games representing his typical output as long as Brate is healthy in front of him.
Auclair played a season-high 36 snaps from scrimmage in Sunday's 27-9 win over the 49ers and brought in his only target for eight yards.
With O.J. Howard (ankle/foot) on injured reserve, Auclair should see similar playing time to Sunday moving forward behind starter Cameron Brate. Auclair notably outpaced fellow reserve Alan Cross by 21 offensive snaps overall, a distribution that's likely to hold in most of the team's remaining games given Auclair's higher upside as a downfield receiving threat. However, with so many mouths to feed in the Tampa air attack, Auclair's target share should remain modest barring a rash of injuries to other pass catchers.
Auclair brought in all three of his targets for 15 yards in the Buccaneers' 26-23 overtime win over the Browns.
Auclair played on a season-high 22 snaps from scrimmage, a rare taste of action on offense for the second-year tight end. All four Bucs tight ends saw action in the overtime affair, but Auclair's level of participation Sunday is far from trustworthy over the long term.
Auclair secured his only target for five yards and returned one kickoff for nine yards in the Buccaneers' 34-29 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.
The reserve tight end saw a rare target, but he was otherwise primarily involved as a blocker. Auclair doesn't figure for any meaningful fantasy production as long as both O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate are healthy ahead of him.
Auclair brought in his only target for eight yards in the Buccaneers' 48-10 loss to the Bears on Sunday.
The reserve tight end saw some additional snaps after O.J. Howard was forced from the contest with a knee injury, and he ended up notching his first reception of the season in the process. Auclair would only have true fantasy relevance if Howard were forced to miss any time, as he's primarily deployed as a blocker despite having shown some ability to get downfield during the last two preseasons.
Auclair made the Buccaneers' 53-man roster, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The second-year tight end snared three of five targets for 29 yards this preseason while also making solid run-blocking contributions. Auclair's impressive 6-foot-6, 256-pound frame makes him a nice-sized red-zone target as well; however, with O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate in front of him on the depth chart, he figures to see minimal opportunity in the base offense as long as the co-starters remain healthy.
Auclair brought in both of his targets for 25 yards over eight games in his rookie 2017 season.
The Laval University (Canada) product beat the odds to make the 53-man roster coming out of preseason, but he didn't enjoy active status until Week 5. Auclair went on to notch his first career reception against the Packers in Week 13, and he played an expanded role in terms of snaps over the last two weeks of the season with O.J. Howard (IR-ankle) sidelined. The 24-year-old flashed the ability to get downfield during training camp and preseason, with his 6-foot-5, 250-pound frame enabling him to create potential matchup problems against certain linebackers and safeties. Auclair will head into OTAs looking to make further inroads in terms of playing time, but with Cameron Brate and Howard ahead of him on the depth chart, that figures to be an uphill battle, at least for the time being.
Auclair will fill rookie O.J. Howard's (IR-ankle) tight end spot in Week 16 against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The rookie from Laval University in Canada is projected for what should be his most extensive workload yet while working alongside Cameron Brate in two-tight-end sets. Auclair has seen action in five consecutive weeks, but has logged no more than 23 snaps on offense in any of those contests while bringing in both of his targets for 23 yards. All of those metrics could see a boost Sunday, with the Buccaneers' passing attack down DeSean Jackson (ankle) in addition to Howard.
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