Whitehead was placed on the list prior to the start of training camp. He made his camp debut Friday at the AdventHealth Training Center, but did not take part in any team drills. Whitehead was seen practicing off to the side of the team but his presence at camp today meant he was no longer in COVID isolation.
When head coach Bruce Arians was asked Friday about a timetable on Whitehead’s return the coach replied.
“As soon as he passes protocol. His EKG looked like it was good, so we’ll wait and see.”
Adding that that the shoulder injury he sustained in the NFC Championship would not hold him back at all. The teams starting safety finished last season with 74 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
In a corresponding move to open a spot on the 90-man offseason roster, the Bucs have waived rookie safety Augie Contressa. Contressa was signed as an undrafted free agent this offseason out of Stony Brook College. The Bucs, who recently signed his former college teammate Chris Cooper, are now down to just one Stony Brook safety.
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