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Bucs’ Kwon Alexander wins NFL Rookie of the Week honors

First Jameis Winston. Now Kwon Alexander

Bucs have now had two rookies win back-to-back Pepsi Rookie of the Week honors and after Alexander’s performance against the Houston Texans it was much deserved. The 21-year-old linebacker out of LSU registered 10 tackles and intercepted a pass while deflecting two more passes this past Sunday.

Others nominated for the award were Bills running back Karlos Williams, Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks, Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper and Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett.

“Kwon has done a great job for us in the middle of our defense this year and we are excited to see him getting recognized for his level of play,” said Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith. “Defensively, we focus on making big plays and forcing takeaways, and that is exactly what Kwon did for us last week in Houston. He is getting more comfortable in his role each week and we look forward to seeing him continue to develop.”

Alexander and Winston have won the Rookie of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks.

Bucs-Panthers Injury Report and Game Status

TAMPA BAY        
Player No. Pos. Injury Game Status
Johnthan Banks 27 CB Knee Doubtful
Chris Conte 23 S Hip Probable
George Johnson 94 DE Neck Questionable
Doug Martin 22 RB Knee/Quad Questionable
Gerald McCoy 93 DT Shoulder Questionable
Austin Seferian-Jenkins 87 TE Shoulder Doubtful
Russell Shepard 89 WR Hamstring Questionable
Donovan Smith 76 T Knee Questionable
Evan Smith 62 C Ankle Doubtful
Luke Stocker 88 TE Hip Doubtful
Major Wright 31 S Abdomen Questionable
CAROLINA        
Player No. Pos. Injury Game Status
Corey Brown 10 WR Illness Probable
Jerricho Cotchery 82 WR Ankle Out
Thomas Davis 58 LB Chest Probable
Dwan Edwards 92 DT Not Injury Related Probable
Luke Kuechly 59 LB Concussion Out
Josh Norman 24 CB Not Injury Related Probable
Amini Silatolu 66 G Ankle Out
Jonathan Stewart 28 RB Tibia Probable
Charles Tillman 31 CB Not Injury Related Probable
Mike Tolbert 35 FB Groin Probable
Daryl Williams 60 T Knee Out

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1 Comment on Bucs’ Kwon Alexander wins NFL Rookie of the Week honors

TKlaarenbeek said : Guest Report 10 months ago

TheBayCave GilArciaTBC back to back a Buc as Rookie of the week ;-)

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