Jason Pierre-Paul sought a second opinion on his shoulder injury and received a simple recommendation: Take the week off.
Pierre-Paul has been advised to rest his shoulder this week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, likely leaving the edge rusher as a candidate for the inactive list for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 3 meeting with the Los Angeles Rams.
Pierre-Paul did not participate in the Buccaneers’ Wednesday practice and was listed with hand and shoulder injuries. Pierre-Paul played through the hand injury in Sunday’s win over Atlanta, but the shoulder injury has him considered day-to-day, coach Bruce Arians told reporters Wednesday.
Pierre-Paul played in all 16 games of Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl-winning campaign last year, and hasn’t missed a game since the 2019 season. He’s gone without a sack in his first two games after recording 18 combined between 2019 and 2020.
The Buccaneers remain red hot after starting 2-0 in 2021. They’ll hope to have Pierre-Paul for Sunday, but have personnel capable of filling the void in the event the veteran can’t go against the upstart Rams.
- Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper (ribs) will be limited in Thursday’s practice, coach Mike McCarthy told reporters. McCarthy added that defensive end Dorance Armstrong (ankle), defensive tackle Carlos Watkins (knee) and tackle Ty Nsekhe (illness) will not play Monday against the Eagles.
- The New York Jets signed safety Sheldrick Redwine to the practice squad.
- The Chicago Bears signed linebacker Rashad Smith to the practice squad.
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