According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Bucs cornerback Jamel Dean has avoided a serious knee injury.

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.

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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Eddie
24 days ago

Hope they bring in more than Sherman to evaluate. Give the team a choice. Can’t just look at one item before buying

Horse
Reply to  Eddie
24 days ago

Amen.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Eddie
24 days ago

How many other 5-time Pro Bowl cornerbacks with two Super Bowls and one ring are sitting there unemployed today in the league?

Last edited 24 days ago by Naplesfan
eaustinyoung
Reply to  Eddie
24 days ago

Lets see a list of good corners available to evaluate. Please inform us on the myriad of options the Bucs can shop.

toofamiliar17
Reply to  eaustinyoung
24 days ago

Yea, it sounds good in theory, but on the market right now, it’s basically Sherman and a bunch of guys who have never played well with a significant role or who have most recently shown that they were shells of their former selves. Sherman is only still out there because of his unique off-field circumstances and recent injury. Bringing him in for a workout to gauge his physical capabilities right now and to get a feel for where he’s at personally and mentally is enough. If both of those check out well, then he’s pretty easily THE guy to sign,… Read more »

Spitfire
24 days ago

Dang Man. You think you’re good to go and then all of a sudden a single unit takes hit after hit after hit. We’re still 2-1 and better than we played Sun. We don’t have to win em all. Just gotta stay in it till we are healthy again, hopefully being in Sherman, and keep on truckin over opponents.

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Spitfire
24 days ago

I don’t think we are better than we played Sunday, but we easily can and should be, for sure. The way we played Sunday is essentially the way we’ve played all year – too many penalties, too many dumb mistakes (dropping an INT and multiple passes, blowing a coverage), poor coverage from multiple players, no pass rush. We just finally ran up against a team good enough that our talent couldn’t overcome those issues. We’re one 2 minute drive against DAL from being 1-2 right now. It’s early, and I’m genuinely not worried right now, because there’s time for us… Read more »

fredster
24 days ago

Ugh it’s almost comical the one position CB they weren’t deep at has all these injuries. I hope they land Sherman it’s starting to get ugly. They can blame pass rush all they want but the miscommunication etc is bad. Bucs pass rush isn’t producing sacks like last year but it’s not terrible by any means and they still have one best run defenses. I am not sure at all if Dean and SMB were out there things would be going much better either. You can scoff at that if you want but neither played worth a damn before hurt.… Read more »

plopes808
24 days ago

There was a lot of hate on this board for Dean and SMB, but now many will realize that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

eaustinyoung
Reply to  plopes808
23 days ago

I still hate Dean. That dropped INT completely dismantled any momentum the Bucs had and it was running uphill for the rest of the game.