The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be without one of their most dependable defensive players for a crucial Week 3 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice on Wednesday due to a shoulder injury. Pierre-Paul received a second opinion on his shoulder injury this week, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. He should rest his shoulder until it heals, according to the doctors.
Given Pierre-Paul’s cryptic message on his Instagram account on Wednesday night, Rapoport’s update makes sense.
Pierre-Paul wrote, “Only God knows da true meaning of setbacks.” “Let’s go get some feedback on the news.” ”
Although Tampa Bay hasn’t officially ruled Pierre-Paul out for Sunday’s game, we expect him to sit out in order to get his shoulder back to 100 percent.
#Bucs LB Jason Pierre-Paul had a second opinion on his shoulder and rest was the recommendation, source said. While no firm determination has been made, that likely leaves JPP inactive this week to heal up.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2021
Pierre-Paul has 138 snaps through two games, so there’s a lot of playing time up for grabs if he can’t play on Sunday. On Tampa Bay’s depth chart, Anthony Nelson is listed as the primary backup to Pierre-Paul. But there’s no guarantee he’ll play a significant role against the Rams. Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, a rookie outside linebacker, could be released by the Buccaneers. He was outstanding in the preseason and has even shown glimpses of his potential in the first two weeks of the regular season. 004