Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Updates

Buccaneers CB Sean Murphy-Bunting left Sunday's win over the Broncos with a hamstring injury and did not return. CB Jamel Dean saw a playing-time boost in Murphy-Bunting's absence and would likely see more snaps if his teammate remains out for Week 4. We'll see about Murphy-Bunting's status this week.

The Buccaneers have agreed to a 2-year, $27 million deal with EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Pierre-Paul missed the first 6 games last season because of a neck injury suffered in an offseason car accident. But he still managed 8.5 sacks in the remaining 10 contests. JPP turned 31 in January but clearly still got starter money from the Bucs.

Buccaneers MLB Devin White (illness) is active today against the Lions. He was a late addition to the injury report because of the illness but should be good to go.

The Buccaneers added MLB Devin White to the injury report Saturday, listing him as questionable with an illness. We’ll check his status Sunday morning

Buccaners CB Sean Murphy-Bunting left Sunday's win over the Falcons early with a knee injury. We'll see this week whether it will keep him out for Week 13's visit to Jacksonville.

The Buccaneers on Tuesday waived starting CB Vernon Hargreaves. Tampa Bay drafted Hargreaves 11th overall in 2016, but he has never lived up to that status. Hargreaves leaves the Bucs with 2 career INTs through 3.5 seasons, though he did lose nearly all of 2018 to injury. Bucs coaches yanked the veteran from Sunday's win over the Cardinals for lack of effort. Jamel Dean stepped in for Hargreaves in that game, but Carlton Davis should rejoin the lineup across from rookie Sean Murphy-Bunting when he returns from a hip injury.

Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians said in his Friday press conference that edge Jason Pierre-Paul could be activated for Sunday's game against the Titans. Pierre-Paul returned to practice this week for the 1st time since suffering a neck injury in an offseason car accident. Arians said doctors still need to clear JPP for game action but that he had a good week of practice. We wouldn't use an active Pierre-Paul in his 1st game back, but he's worth stashing in deeper IDP leagues.

Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians said in his Monday press conference that LB Devin White was active only as an "emergency" option for the Week 5 loss to the Saints. He said they put White on the gameday roster because an injury to fellow LB Jack Cichy left the team with only 3 ILBs. Arians added that White will be "ready" for the Week 6 clash with the Panthers. That indicates we should trust the 1st-round pick returning to his full-time role and take fill-in Kevin Minter back out of consideration.

ESPN's Jenna Laine reports that Buccaneers edge star Jason Pierre-Paul has gained doctor clearance to begin rehabbing his neck injury. That doesn't necessarily mean a return to the field is near, though. "There is no timetable for the recovery," Laine writes. "They absolutely will not rush this." Expect JPP to not be available for your IDP league this season. He's still worth holding in dynasty formats, though. And reports around the time of his car accident indicated playing late in 2019 might be within reach.

Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians told the Tampa Bay Times this week that he has "no idea" when S Justin Evans will return to the field. Evans missed the end of last season with turf toe and has added a heel injury. He missed the entire offseason program. "If he had practiced all spring and been penciled in as a starter, I'd be concerned," Arians said. "But I haven't seen him play. I've seen the other guys play." Evans shouldn't be in 2019 IDP plans right now. We'll see how he progresses.

Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee, shoulder) is active for today's game against the Falcons after arriving questionable. DE Carl Nassib is inactive, as expected. A shoulder injury rendered him doubtful.

Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. He has played through multiple questionable tags this season, and we'd bet on him playing in the finale. DE Carl Nassib, on the other hand, is doubtful for Sunday because of a shoulder injury.

The Buccaneers have placed S Justin Evans on IR with the toe injury that cost him the past 2 games, plus a pair before that. That leaves the safety spots primarily to Andrew Adams and Jordan Whitehead, though neither guy reached 80% playing time last week. Neither makes for a strong IDP option vs. Dallas in Week 16.

The Buccaneers have ruled S Justin Evans (toe) out for Sunday's game against the Saints. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) is questionable. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited Friday workout. That marked a downgrade from his participation level last week with the same injury. We'll check JPP's status Sunday morning. The issue plus the poor sack matchup with New Orleans make him much more of a "sit" candidate than usual.

Buccaneers S Justin Evans left Sunday's game against the Panthers early after aggravating the injury to his right big toe. Evans missed Wednesday's practice and was seen in a walking boot. That bodes ill for Evans' Sunday availability -- and durability even if he plays. Evans practiced every day last week, including a full workout Friday. We've removed him from the Week 14 DB rankings (for now, at least).

Buccaneers S Justin Evans (toe) and LB Lavonte David (knee) are active for today’s game against the Panthers. Each carries some extra durability risk coming off a multi-week injury, but use either as you planned in IDP lineups.

 
 
 

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