TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be with no starting up exterior linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul and kick returner Jaydon Mickens for Sunday’s sport at the Los Angeles Rams, coach Bruce Arians declared Friday.
He also named broad receiver Antonio Brown, who was put on the reserve/COVID-19 listing before this week, “incredibly questionable,” whilst it is really not likely he will perform. Brown would want to be wholly asymptomatic for 24 several hours and go two COVID-19 assessments 24 several hours aside before he’d be permitted to vacation, per NFL policies.
Pierre-Paul has been dealing with hand and shoulder accidents. Mickens has been dealing with an belly harm. Neither practiced this week. Rookie 1st-spherical draft decide on Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, whom the Bucs picked with the 32nd-in general decide on out of Washington, will get his 1st NFL start, possessing served in a rotational role in the 1st two game titles.
Mickens’ harm may perhaps pave the way for rookie broad receiver Jaelon Darden, a fourth-spherical draft decide on out of North Texas, to see his 1st NFL action.
Arians did categorical optimism that Brown, together with backup within linebacker/unique groups captain Kevin Minter, could return upcoming week, when the Bucs vacation to Foxborough to perform the New England Patriots in a single of the most anticipated matchups of the season for the overall league.