TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay coach Todd Bowles said tight end Cameron Brate experienced delayed symptoms of a concussion after initially complaining about shoulder discomfort following a collision with a teammate during the first half of the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bowles said Monday that Brate was checked out three times before being allowed to re-enter Sunday night's game with the Bucs driving for a touchdown that trimmed an 18-point deficit to 28-17 just before halftime.
"He went on the sideline. He complained of shoulder discomfort, nothing about his head. He was checked out three times," Bowles said.