Buccaneers TE Brate taken off field on stretcher

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Buccaneers tight end Cam Brate was carted off the field on a stretcher after a helmet-to-helmet hit in the third quarter Sunday.

Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate taken off field on stretcher 3:52 PM ET Jenna LaineESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 PITTSBURGH -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate was carted off the field on a stretcher after a helmet-to-helmet hit in the third quarter in a very scary scene at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday. Brate, who is in his first game back after suffering a concussion two weeks ago against the Kansas City Chiefs , collided with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Myles Jack , with Jack hitting the top of Brate's helmet. Brate was attended to first by the Bucs' training staff, and then additional medical personnel hurried onto the field. Play was stopped for 8 minutes as benches cleared for both teams to gather around Brate. Editor's Picks Steelers QB Pickett ruled out with concussion 15m Brooke Pryor Brate is currently being evaluated, but the team said he is able to move all of his extremities, and he was able to give a thumbs-up as he was leaving the field. The Bucs' handling of concussions came under scrutiny two weeks ago in Week 4 when Brate appeared to take a hit to the head just before halftime against the Chiefs but remained in the game. Coach Todd Bowles said that was because Brate was complaining of shoulder pain at the time and wasn't showing signs of a concussion until halftime. That was on the heels of an NFL investigation and the NFL Players Association firing an independent neurologist after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered an apparent head injury against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. He was allowed to play on "Thursday Night Football" against the Cincinnati Bengals , and he left the game with a concussion.