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Demar Dotson | Tackle | #69

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 315
College: Southern Miss
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Bucs RT Demar Dotson has cleared the concussion protocol.
Dotson should be ready to go for the season finale against the Panthers, although his return is likely a week too late to help the Bucs get into the playoffs. Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:37:00 PM

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Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Dotson returned to practice this week, but will miss his third straight game. The Bucs are also down backup RT Gosder Cherilus. Leonard Wester should draw the start against the Saints.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson remains in the league's concussion protocol.

Dotson resumed practicing on Tuesday, but coach Dirk Koetter isn't optimistic about his status for Week 16. Gosder Cherilus started in Dotson's place last week against the Cowboys.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson (concussion) returned to practice on Tuesday.

Dotson remains in the league's concussion protocol but his presence at practice suggests he has a chance to suit up Saturday against the Saints. The Bucs sure could have used him Sunday against Dallas. Cowboys DE David Irving made that game a living nightmare for Jameis Winston.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 06:25:00 PM

Bucs RT Demar Dotson (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Dotson wasn't cleared after not practicing all week. It's a downgrade to an already struggling run game. Gosder Cherilus will start in Dotson's place.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Bucs signed RT Demar Dotson to a three-year, $16.5-million extension through 2019.

Bucs GM Jason Licht called him a "cornerstone" and "one of the good guys." Dotson was limited to just three starts last year, but the 30-year-old had been a standout the three seasons before. Now healthy, the Bucs will hope he returns to that level.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson expects his knee to be 100 percent by training camp.

Dotson missed the first half of last season with a sprained MCL and wasn't 100 percent when he came back. He underwent another MRI after the season, which revealed no structural damage. "I just rehabbed it all offseason and got it stronger," said Dotson. "I’m working on getting my flexibility back in my hips and my back." 2016 will be a contract year for the 30-year-old.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Demar Dotson will enter the offseason program as the Bucs' starting right tackle.

Gosder Cherilus was brought in to play right tackle while Dotson was sidelined with an MCL injury early last season. Dotson sat behind Cherilus for several weeks once he returned to full health, but he supplanted him as the starter by the end of the season. With Dotson returning healthy, Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet likely to improve as sophomores, and J.R. Sweezy at left guard, the Bucs should field an improved offensive line.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 11:59:00 AM

Bucs OT Demar Dotson will be RT Gosder Cherilus' backup after being activated off injured reserve-designated for return on Monday.

The Bucs will continue to trot out Cherilus on the right side, even though he's been obliterated both in pass protection and as a run blocker. Both Cherilus and rookie LT Donovan Smith are two of Pro Football Focus' bottom-10 offensive tackles through nine weeks. Dotson would be an upgrade.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Buccaneers activated RT Demar Dotson off injured reserve-designated for return.

Dotson suffered a severe MCL injury in the middle of preseason and missed the Bucs' first eight games. He should be a big upgrade on stand-in RT Gosder Cherilus, who's been Tampa Bay's worst offensive lineman this season.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 05:16:00 PM

Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said there's "a possibility" the team will activate RT Demar Dotson (knee, I.R./return) for Week 9 against the Giants.

A return in Week 10 is still the most likely outcome, but Smith isn't ready to rule Dotson out. Dotson's replacement, Gosder Cherilus, owns PFF's eighth-worst tackle grade out of 78 qualifiers.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Bucs placed RT Demar Dotson (MCL sprain) on injured reserve/designated to return.

Dotson was reportedly given a 6-10 week timetable after injuring his knee August 15, but he is now ineligible to return until November 15 against the Cowboys. Tampa Bay will likely turn to Gosder Cherilus at right tackle after picking him up off the scrap heap in August. With rookie Donovan Smith manning the left side, Jameis Winston will be under siege early and often in his rookie year. The move will open up a roster spot for CB Tim Jennings.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 03:26:00 PM

Bucs RT Demar Dotson (MCL sprain) said he hopes to be sidelined just six weeks.

Dotson was given a 6-10 week timetable after spraining his MCL in the preseason opener. He obviously is hoping for the bottom range of the timetable, but the chance remains he is sidelined the first half of the season. The Bucs added Gosder Cherilus to help fill the void while Dotson is sidelined.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 11:23:00 AM

The Tampa Bay Times reports Bucs RT Demar Dotson's MCL injury could cost him up to ten weeks.

It's a 6-10 week injury. In a best case scenario, Dotson would return by Week 3. In a worst case scenario, he'll be out until Week 7. The Bucs moved quickly to replace Dotson after he went down in the preseason opener, signing Gosder Cherilus to a two-year deal. Cherilus, however, is a big downgrade.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 05:42:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Bucs RT Demar Dotson will miss "roughly six weeks" with an MCL sprain.

He won't be ready for Week 1, and based on the timeline, the earliest possible return for Dotson is probably Week 3. While an MCL sprain is better news than an ACL tear, it's a huge blow to a Tampa Bay offensive line that again projects as one of football's worst. Dotson is the team's best pass protector. Expect sloppy efforts from the Buccaneers' offense early this season.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 09:25:00 PM

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QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Griffin
3Sean Renfree
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Jacquizz Rodgers
4Peyton Barber
5Russell Hansbrough
GLB1Doug Martin
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Austin Johnson
2Quayvon Hicks
WR11Mike Evans
2Freddie Martino
3Josh Huff
4Derel Walker
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Donteea Dye
4Bernard Reedy
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2Luke Stocker
3Alan Cross
4Kivon Cartwright
5Tevin Westbrook
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1J.R. Sweezy
2Josh Allen
3Michael Liedtke
C1Joe Hawley
2Evan Smith
3Ben Gottschalk
4James Stone
RG1Ali Marpet
2Caleb Benenoch
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Demar Dotson
2Kevin Pamphile
K1Nick Folk
2Roberto Aguayo