Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee on Friday morning and posted a video clip of it on his SnapChat social media account. Tampa Bay Times beat writer Rick Stroud broke the news and has posted Pierre-Paul’s video clip on his Twitter account.


PewterReport.com can confirm that the knee surgery was minor in nature and that it should not interfere with Pierre-Paul’s time in training camp. The Bucs are expected to open training camp on July 28, although head coach Bruce Arians told reporters on a Zoom conference call that the team is looking at a July 21 start date.

Pierre-Paul signed a two-year deal this offseason worth $25 million after recorded 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 10 games last year after missing the first six due to a fractured neck he suffered in a car accident during the 2019 offseason. Pierre-Paul recorded five sacks in the last two games, including three in the season finale against Atlanta, which tied his career high.

In 26 games in Tampa Bay, Pierre-Paul has recorded 21 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

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Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
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NC Greenbeard

Glad it’s minor. Based on his history, if this is the worst that happens to him this offseason, I’ll take it!

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Spitfire

It was probably held up by Covid, elective surgeries were all cancelled at the start, and it is probably as late as he could get it while still not delaying his start to training camp. Now I would just like to see that either our starters have all gotten and recovered from Covid so they won’t have to worry about it during the season, or that a clean vaccine with no government trackers included will be provided to players! 😂

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bucoffmatey

Gov’t trackers huh? That’s EXACTLY why I won’t take the vaccine lol. I just can’t trust the gov’t anymore. Sneaky bastards.

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geno711

Just remember it is JPP. He seems very much historically like an Alan Iverson. He does not want to practice in the Spring or Summer. But boy when it comes time to play in the season he is unbelievable. Remember he had work out bonus 2 years ago in the spring that all he had to do was come to the Buc’s facility and work out to get $250,000. He declined to come missing out on a quarter of a million dollars just to work out. Year in and year out, he takes one of the highest amount of snaps… Read more »

chefboho

I also saw that Vita Vea underwent surgery on his hand. Said he might
Miss the beginning of camp but will be ready for the season. Scary when two of your dline are having surgery at a position that’s razor thin. At least they’re getting it out of the way to be ready for the season.

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76Buc

My guess is that he accidentally stabbed himself in the knee with an ice pick.

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