Posted: 8/06/2020 11:22 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn remains on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, according to the team.
Posted: 8/06/2020 9:42 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Aug. 6.
Posted: 7/27/2020 10:00 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn (illness) was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, July 27.
Huddle Up: Vaughn will be sidelined for the time being, but it is not known if he has tested positive for the virus. He will have a good chance to win the No. 2 running back job and could see a handful of touches each game. Vaughn can be a handcuff to Ronald Jones or a late round pick in drafts.
Posted: 7/22/2020 11:16 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers third-round draft choice RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Buccaneers Wednesday, July 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Vaughn is not expected to start this season but should have a solid role in the offense as the No. 2 running back for the Bucs. He should be at least a handcuff to Ronald Jones in fantasy leagues and can also be a depth running back for players.
Posted: 6/16/2020 7:47 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich said Tuesday, June 16, he's comfortable with the running backs the team has and trusts in their abilities to get the job done. Leftwich also said RBs Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Raymond Calais can make big plays, and he's happy the team drafted them.
Posted: 6/11/2020 1:51 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers third-round pick RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn should at least replace the snaps RB Peyton Barber took last season. 'The idea is to get him here and see what he does best,' said general manager Jason Licht. 'We know that he's got good speed. We know that he can catch the ball. We know that he's good in space - he's been very productive there. I think he's capable of playing on all three downs so you can't have too many good backs. You can't just rely on one good back. If you have a guy who can do multiple things, it makes him even more valuable to your team.'
Huddle Up: Vaughn has been pegged as a top-20 back by the end of the year, and that could very well happen as Ronald Jones has developed slowly. You'll likely have to take some risk and select Vaughn as a low-end RB2 to land him.
Posted: 4/29/2020 5:45 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn feels like being drafted by the Bucs was a best-case scenario. 'To be in this situation where you have Tom Brady as your quarterback, who loves throwing check-down routes ... I feel like that's the best opportunity that I could ask for,' Vaughn said. Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he thinks Vaughn is capable of being a three-down back. 'If you have a guy who can do multiple things, it makes him even more valuable to your team. We'll see how it goes. We have to get him here, and we'll get him in the mix, and we'll see how it all shakes out,' Licht said of his new running back. Vaughn believes he has home-run ability out of the backfield as both a runner and a pass-catcher.
Huddle Up: We've seen Brady utilize the running back position with success for years; will Vaughn be the next back to be counted on? He'll get every opportunity to contribute, but shouldn't be counted on as more than a RB5 in PPR formats at this time.
Posted: 4/29/2020 5:28 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn said he is very comfortable in pass blocking. 'Now that I have Tom Brady as my quarterback, I know that I have to be even more serious about getting that done and taking that more seriously -- knowing who I have on certain plays, making sure my technique is good at all times because that man that's throwing the ball -- we need him at all times,' Vaughn said. General manager Jason Licht said Vaughn has good speed, can catch the ball and is good in space. Licht and head coach Bruce Arians were clear heading into the NFL Draft that they wanted a running back who could catch passes and fit in with their current backfield.
Huddle Up: Vaughn will have an opportunity to carve out time in the Bucs backfield; the fact he is taking pass-blocking seriously already will only help his chances with the coaching staff and earning Brady's respect. In PPR formats, he's worth a look later in your fantasy football draft as a RB5 or so, with upside, but this projects to be a committee approach.