Greg Schiano said today that cornerback Michael Adams suffered a knee injury in Sunday's loss against the New York Jets. Schiano did not know the severity of the injury at the time. Adams played 14 snaps on defense against the Jets as a slot cornerback.
This is another blow to the Bucs' already weak cornerback group. Danny Gorrer is out for at least six weeks, and could have been a starter or at least nickel cornerback. Rashaan Melvin, undrafted rookie, was out for yesterday's game and it's not clear when he'll be back.
If Adams and Melvin are out for any length of time, the Bucs will have Darrelle Revis, Johnthan Banks, Leonard Johnson - and no one else. That's pretty bad. The Bucs are almost certain to bring in help if that happens, although they may choose to fill those holes by playing additional safeties in nickel and dime sets in place of cornerbacks.