The Facts: The Buccaneers downgraded from questionable to doubtful to return to today's game against the Saints with a back injury.
Diehards Line: Brate is currently in the locker room, but he did score his eighth touchdown of the season before leaving. That ties the Bucs' single-season record for tight ends (Jimmie Giles had eight in 1985. ... I'll follow up on Brate as details come to light.