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Gerald McCoy to IR with right biceps injury - confirmed

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Raheem Morris has just confirmed that Gerald McCoy will be placed on injured reserve with a torn right biceps, ending his season. That's the same injury that ended his season last year, and it looks like it was caused by the same action: reaching out to tackle a running back with one hand. It has to be concerning that McCoy suffered essentially the same injury in the same way twice in two years, albeit to different arms. 

With McCoy injured and Frank Okam recovering from a calf injury the Bucs only have two healthy defensive tackles on the roster: Brian Price and Roy Miller. While George Johnson, Da'Quan Bowers and Michael Bennett could all play inside in a pinch, that's hardly an ideal solution. The Bucs will likely need to add a defensive tackle to the roster, which is what Raheem Morris suggested as well. 

Given the fact that the Bucs currently have five defensive ends on the roster and Tim Crowder was deactivated against the Saints, that could be the end of his presence on the roster.