Sep 16 late update: Gage is officially questionable for Week 2 along with Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Breshad Perriman. All appear in line to play.
Sep 16 update: Gage was again at practice on Friday, per Rick Stroud. We’ll wait for the final injury report, but he is likely ready to go and could see some work with Chris Godwin out.
Sep 15 update: Russell Gage returned to practice Thursday, giving him a good chance to play this week against the Saints.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Russell Gage did not practice Wednesday ahead of the team’s Week 2 contest against the New Orleans Saints due to a hamstring injury, according to the injury report. Gage caught two passes for 13 yards in the team’s Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Fantasy football implications
Due to the injury to Chris Godwin, Gage could see additional work this week if he does eventually get cleared to play. Julio Jones, Tampa Bay’s big free agency acquisition, is also dealing with an injury so there’s a chance this receiving group is going to be severely depleted in Week 2. It is only Wednesday, so there’s a good chance Gage can get cleared by Saturday. If he does get cleared, Gage has flex appeal with Godwin likely to be out.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Bucs are 2.5-point favorites over the Saints.