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Top Keith Tandy News

  • Keith Tandy: Let go by Falcons

    Tandy was waived by Atlanta on Tuesday.

    Tandy signed with the Falcons in early September but hasn't been active since Week 9. The 29-year-old had two tackles in six games and played only three defensive snaps. Sharrod Neasman (neck) and Ryan Neal are the team's remaining depth options at safety.

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  • Falcons' Keith Tandy: Picked up by Falcons

    Atlanta and Tandy agreed to a contract Monday, Will McFadden of the Falcon's official site reports.

    Tandy, a former Buccaneer and experienced veteran, brings depth to Atlanta's safety position following a season-ending injury to Keanu Neal (knee). Having played in 84 games with 156 tackles, 14 pass defensed, eight interceptions and a sack to his name, Tandy should play a key rotational role in Atlanta's defense this season.

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  • Keith Tandy: Released by Bucs

    The Buccaneers released Tandy (hamstring) on Saturday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Tandy has been a regular in the Buccaneers secondary since he was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft, but a recent hamstring injury may have forced the hands of the front office. He'll aim to latch on with another organization, likely as a depth safety.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Out with hamstring injury

    Tandy won't return to Friday's game after injuring his hamstring, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Tandy injured his hamstring in the second half of Friday's game and is without a recovery timetable for the time being. Look for Josh Robinson and Isaiah Johnson to see some extra snaps while Tandy is out.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Impressive throughout camp

    Tandy, who logged an interception in Wednesday's final camp practice, was impressive throughout the entirety of training camp, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

    The versatile veteran's pick in Wednesday's session served as a fitting cap on an impressive summer. Tandy has been a valued utility player in the Bucs secondary for several seasons now, providing solid defense against both the run and pass and more than holding his own during starting stints. After posting a slew of career-best figures in 2016, Tandy was relegated to much more of a reserve role last season, but his experience could certainly come in handy again to open the regular season if the foot injury suffered by Justin Evans lingers.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Re-signs with Tampa Bay

    Tandy re-signed with the Buccaneers on a two-year contract Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Tandy has been a versatile piece of Tampa's secondary for years now but is mainly regarded as a backup-caliber player. The 29-year-old will remain off the IDP radar in advance of his seventh professional season.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Compiles six stops in finale

    Tandy managed six tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Saints.

    The veteran safety saw extended action in the regular-season final due to T.J. Ward's early exit with a knee injury. Tandy ultimately finished the contest with a season high in tackles, affording him a strong finish to what was somewhat of a disappointing campaign. The 28-year-old had managed career highs in total tackles (57), solo stops (46), interceptions (four) and passes defensed (nine) in 2016, but the additions of Ward and second-round pick Justin Evans (IR-ankle) notably cut into his opportunities this past season. Now heading into unrestricted free agency, the Buccaneers are likely to allow Tandy to test the waters before deciding whether to try and bring him back on a cap-friendly deal.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Four tackles in Week 15 loss

    Tandy posted four tackles (two solo) in Monday night's 24-21 loss to the Falcons.

    The veteran equaled the season high in tackles he'd just established in Week 13 in the overtime loss to the Packers. With fellow safety Justin Evans exiting Monday's game early with an ankle injury and potentially headed to injured reserve as per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Tandy could see some extra run over the last two games of the season. The tail end of the campaign was a very fruitful one for the West Virginia product last season, as he posted 31 stops over the final three contests of 2016 while also seeing increased opportunity.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Meager role in return

    Tandy (hip) did not register any statistics in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Bills and was in on only five defensive snaps.

    Tandy was making his return from a two-game absence but ended up barely seeing the field. Meanwhile, fellow veteran T.J. Ward logged 24 snaps at the free safety position, significantly outpacing Tandy on the afternoon. With the Buccaneers' secondary struggling in all facets, it remains to be seen if head coach Dirk Koetter will have Tandy back to his usual volume of playing time in Week 8 against the Panthers.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Active in Week 7

    Tandy (hip) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Bills, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Tandy will suit up for the first time since Week 4 and reclaim his usual starting free safety spot. The fifth-year veteran could conceivably cede some snaps to rookie Justin Evans, who has seen plenty of extra playing time during Tandy's absence.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Full practice participant

    Tandy (hip) practiced in full capacity Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Tandy hasn't played since Week 4 against the Giants, but a full practice is a good sign. However, if he is able to suit up, he may not face a full workload, considering he could well split snaps with T.J. Ward, who is also nursing a hip injury. Tandy shouldn't be considered an IDP option until he can play almost a full snap count, and that likely won't happen this week.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Out against Cardinals

    Tandy (hip) will not play in Week 6 against the Cardinals, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Tandy turned in limited practices all week, but his progress wasn't sufficient to allow him to suit up Sunday. He'll thus miss his second consecutive contest, meaning either T.J. Ward (hip) -- who's questionable in his own right -- or 2017 second-round pick Justin Evans will man the free safety spot opposite Chris Conte.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Limited participation Wednesday

    Tandy (hip) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Tandy was inactive for the Week 5 loss to the Patriots with the hip injury, which he previously suffered in a Week 4 win against the Giants. He had missed all three practice days leading up to the contest against New England, so Wednesday's participation level was actually a step in the right direction. The next couple of days should shed more light on Tandy's chances of taking the field against the Cardinals in Week 6.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Doubtful to play

    Tandy (hip) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Patriots, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Tandy's injury wouldn't have been as much of a reason to worry if backup T.J. Ward (hip) wasn't also listed as doubtful. As a result, the Bucs will likely have to lean on rookie second-round pick Justin Evans to make his first career start at safety.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Inactive Thursday

    Tandy (hip) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Patriots, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Tandy was doubtful heading into the contest, so his absence shouldn't come as much of a surprise. With T.J. Ward (hip) also out, the Buccaneers will have to rely on some combination of Justin Evans, Josh Robinson and Isaiah Johnson at free safety for the contest.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Doesn't practice Tuesday

    Tandy (hip) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Tandy exited Sunday's 25-23 win over the Giants with the injury in the second half and has only one more practice session remaining before Thursday's Week 5 showdown against the Patriots. With fellow safety T.J. Ward also limited by his own hip ailment Tuesday, the Bucs could be down to the likes of rookie Justin Evans and journeyman Josh Robinson versus the Tom Brady-helmed passing attack if neither Tandy or Ward suit up.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Exits game with hip injury

    Tandy sustained a hip injury against the Giants on Sunday and is questionable to return, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    The Buccaneers are potentially thin at free safety with T.J. Ward (hip) inactive for Sunday's game. Josh Robinson or Justin Evans is in for an increased role if Tandy is unable to return.

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  • Buccaneers' Keith Tandy: Running with first team

    Tandy, a career backup who excelled in a starting opportunity late last season, is working as a first-team safety early in training camp, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "What we learned about Keith is that Keith is always ready," head coach Dirk Koetter said. "He does a great job with his preparation and he made plays. Keith is working with the first group right now and he's going to be a hard guy to get out of there."

    Chris Conte's chest injury against the Seahawks in Week 12 last year opened the door for Tandy, who racked up 40 tackles (30 solo) over the last four contests of the season, along with four interceptions over the last five games overall. He's on the books for a bargain price of $840,000 this season, and given his aforementioned performance as a starter, the Bucs are giving him some extended run against the first-team offense to open camp. Tandy has proven capable against both the run and pass thus far, but it remains to be seen if he'll be able to hold off the challenge of 2017 second-round pick Justin Evans this preseason.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Hopkinsville, KY, USA
Age: 35
School: West Virginia
Experience: 7