Jameis Winston out again in Week 12, will be evaluated next Monday

By Jesse Reed

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons without Jameis Winston, who’s still dealing with a shoulder injury.

Head coach Dirk Koetter said Monday morning that Winston will be evaluated next Monday, per NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo.

Winston was knocked out of Week 10’s game against the New Orleans Saints and didn’t play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The Bucs won that game, 30-20, and veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick played fairly well, going for 275 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

There was a report that came out recently suggesting Winston could be out quite a while with this shoulder injury, but as of now the Buccaneers are still taking it week by week.

In the meantime, Winston has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. He was accused of groping a female Uber driver — an accusation he has staunchly denied. Additionally, Ronald Darby, who was allegedly in the car with Winston that night, has said Winston did no such thing.

The Buccaneers are currently 4-6, four games behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. Winston has struggled this year when he’s played, completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,920 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.