Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis will find his wallet a bit lighter after this week. After being penalized for taking his helmet off after a fourth down stop in the Wild Card game, Davis is being fined. The NFL hit him for $12,875 after Davis removed his lid following a second quarter turnover on downs.
Davis has been the Bucs top cover corner for a couple years now. He missed seven games with a quad injury suffered in Week 4. But Davis returned in Week 13, and has now suited up for ten games this season. The fourth-year corner has 11 pass breakups and one interception this season. He dropped a pair of picks on Sunday, including one right before removing his helmet.
On Sunday against the Rams, the Bucs could have their full starting defense on the field for the first time this season. Cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul are listed as questionable. But Pierre-Paul is expected to play after missing practice this week for a personal matter. Murphy-Bunting’s status is uncertain after he missed last week with a hamstring injury.