Cuero’s Whittington Back, Goliad QB Morris Injured

A pair of local football programs getting some big injury news this weekend.

Cuero WR Jordan Whittington played his first game on the season on Friday night, racking up 12 catches for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the Gobblers’ win against Wharton. The Max Preps pre-season All-American and Longhorns commit had been dealing with a groin injury suffered during the preseason. Whittington’s performance helped the Gobblers improve to 4-1 on the season.

In Goliad, meanwhile, the Tigers getting some unwelcome news. Quarterback Rocky Morris, forced to sit out the first half of Friday’s game due to his ejection the week prior, was injured on the second series of the 2nd half. Morris suffered a broken collarbone on a hard tackle and is expected to miss at least 4-5 weeks, according to Tigers head coach Bobby Nicholson. Morris had completed a pass for 21 yards, and rushed twice for 83 yards before the injury took place.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The bye week is coming at a good time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who not only are trying to get acclimated to having Jameis Winston back in the lineup, but need to find a way to fix a leaky defense.

Coach Dirk Koetter made it official Monday, confirming Winston will start the team’s next game – at Atlanta – on Oct. 14.

The No. 1 overall pick from the 2015 draft missed the first three games of the season while serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Ryan Fitzpatrick became the first player in league history to throw for more than 400 yards in three consecutive games while leading the Bucs to a 2-2 start in Winston’s absence.