#Bucs CB Jamel Dean appears to have escaped a serious knee injury Sunday, source said, but his status is in doubt for Sunday against the #Patriots. One more reason they’re pushing to get a deal done with Richard Sherman, who heads to Tampa today for a visit.
Dean injured his knee in the the first quarter of the Bucs loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He did not return to the game. Speaking with the media Monday, head coach Bruce Arians said that he was not sure on the extent of Dean’s injury. Saying he would know more on Wednesday. ESPN’s Jenna Laine is reporting, that while the knee isn’t deemed to be serious, it could take some time to heal.
Source tells me that Bucs cornerback Jamel Dean’s knee injury “isn’t serious” but “it could take some time to heal.” That explains a greater sense of urgency bringing in Richard Sherman. Dean suffered the injury in the first quarter against the Rams and did not return.
Dean missed six plays with injury in the win over the Falcons the week prior. His injury status combined with the loss of Sean Murphy-Bunting has helped prompt the Bucs to look for secondary help. Two weeks ago they brought in cornerback Pierre Desir on the practice squad, while last week they added one in Rashard Robinson.
Looking for more of established veteran presence the Bucs are bringing in veteran Richard Sherman for a visit in hopes of signing him to sure up their secondary. One player who will not be back with the Bucs is corner Herb Miller, who has signed with the Cleveland Browns practice squad.
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