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3-6, 4th in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have officially signed kicker Cairo Santos to replace Chandler Catanzaro. The Bucs worked him out three weeks ago. He becomes the Bucs' 10th kicker since 2009, now the most of any team in the league in that span.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Koetter was asked why Jameis Winston wasn't starting, considering they face a big decision about his future. His response? "We're right in there....there's a lot of football to be played."

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said he'd been thinking about taking over offensive play-calling the last few weeks. He decided to against Washington because he felt like they "needed to control the clock a little bit more" and "use our RPOs a little bit more." A decision has not been made as to who will call plays against the Giants this week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said that they will be sticking with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick this week.

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Bucs stick with Fitzpatrick at QB but cut kicker

The Buccaneers plan to start QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday against the Giants but released kicker Chandler Catanzaro a day after he missed two field goals.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell ESPN that the Bucs are cutting kicker Chandler Catanzaro.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans: "I'm a competitor. Sometimes I wish I wasn't as competitive as I am because it hurts. It takes me some time to get over it." He also said he didn't notice a difference, nor did he know there was one, in who called plays.

Fitzpatrick upset with mistakes and turnovers (0:45)
Koetter says he called all the plays in Bucs' loss to Redskins (0:16)
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Bucs coach Koetter called plays in historic loss

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said that against the Redskins on Sunday, he was the one calling the plays and not offensive coordinator Todd Monken as the team produced 501 yards but scored just three points.

Fitzpatrick records three turnovers (1:00)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Koetter just said they yes, he called the plays today for the first time this season, and not Todd Monken. Koetter's explanation? "Just my own reasons." He's also considering starting Jameis Winston next week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs came into Sunday's game against the Redskins with the second-ranked offense in the NFL. They had 501 yards of offense yet mustered just three points in a 16-3 loss. They'd made huge strides in the red zone (over 60 percent) this year but were 0-5 there today. "To be able to move the ball like that and gain so much confidence going up and down the field and then to turn it over or miss kicks – whatever it is – is just really frustrating," wide receiver Adam Humphries said.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Smith could have ordered a four-course dinner with the amount of time he had on that dart to Josh Doctson. Zero pressure from the Bucs' front four. It's been that way all day long. One sack so far from Carl Nassib.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

You can add a botched snap to the things that have ruined the Bucs' scoring chances in the red zone today (now 0-4). Also, Chandler Catanzaro just shanked another kick, this time from 48 yards. Boos growing louder. This team has worked out kickers in recent weeks, including Cairo Santos, but no signing.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury update: Bucs linebacker Lavonte David has a knee injury. His return is questionable.

Fitzpatrick intercepted on opening drive (0:23)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Three trips to the red zone and 354 yards of offense for the Bucs in the first half against the Redskins and nothing to show for it -- Ryan Fitzpatrick was picked off at the 1, they had a holding penalty and Chandler Catanzaro missed a 30-yard field goal. The Bucs' lone points came from a 33-yard kick from Catanzaro. Redskins leading 6-3.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have invested nearly $53 million in their defensive line this year -- more than any other team in the league. At halftime, against a Redskins' offensive line down three starters with a banged up fourth, they have zero sacks.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury update: Bucs safety Justin Evans has a toe injury. His return is questionable.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Chandler Catanzaro makes his 33-yard field goal to make it 3-3 with 2:03 to go in the half. Interesting how all four of Catanzaro's extra point misses this season have been on his first attempts of the day. That's what happened on his earlier miss from 30 yards.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Chandler Catanzaro's 30-hard field goal attempt sails wide right and he's greeted by boos. The Redskins still lead 3-0. The Bucs are 0-2 in the red zone today. He's had issues on extra points this year too.

Team Stats

Passing Yards361.21st
Rushing Yards91.629th
Points For25.812th
Points Against32.3