The Tampa Bay Times considers rookie Charles Sims (ankle surgery) unlikely to be available before Week 13.
Bucs rookie RB Charles Sims will miss 12-14 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right ankle.
Charles Sims suffered a right ankle injury in Tuesday's practice, and was spotted in a walking boot on Thursday.
Charles Sims rushed for 13 yards on six carries in Friday night's preseason opener against the Jaguars, adding three catches for 32 yards.
Bucs RBs coach Tim Spencer said third-round RB Charles Sims reminds him of Matt Forte.
Bucs signed No. 69 overall RB Charles Sims to a four-year contract.
Bucs OC Jeff Tedford indicated that he sees third-round pick Charles Sims as a complete back.
Coach Lovie Smith said the Bucs used a third-round pick on West Virginia RB Charles Sims because "he gives us a little more in the passing game than what we've had."
Buccaneers selected West Virginia RB Charles Sims with the No. 69 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
NFL Films' guru Greg Cosell stated on the Ross Tucker Podcast that he can envision NFL teams likening West Virginia RB Charles Sims to Bears two-time Pro Bowler Matt Forte.
West Virginia RB Charles Sims clocked unofficial forty times of 4.47 and 4.48 at the NFL Scouting Combine.