TAMPA, FL – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without the outside starting quarterback Jason Pierre Paul kick back Jaydon Meekins Head coach Bruce Arians announced, Friday, Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Rams.
Also called wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 roster earlier this week, is “highly doubtful,” although he is not likely to play. Brown will need to be completely asymptomatic for 24 hours and pass two COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart before he will be allowed to travel, according to NFL rules.
Pierre Paul was dealing with hand and shoulder injuries. McCains was dealing with an abdominal injury. Not practiced this week. Choosing a first-round draft for beginners Jo Tryon Soyinka, who was selected by the Bucs with the 32nd overall pick from Washington, will earn his first NFL start, having played a rotation role in his first two games.
McCains’ injury could pave the way for the rising wide receiver Jaylon Darden, a fourth-round draft pick from North Texas, to see his first NFL action.
Arians expressed optimism that Brown, along with support within the full-back/special teams captain Kevin Minter, could be back next week, when Buck travels to Foxboro to play the New England Patriots in one of the most anticipated games of the season for the entire league.
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