The Buccaneers received some good news on the injury front on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday regarding the status of tight end Cameron Brate and wide receiver Antonio Brown. And rookie free safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. said he is ready to play against Kansas City after a sprained ankle kept him out of the NFC Championship Game.

But what about the availability of strong safety Jordan Whitehead, who suffered a serious shoulder injury against Green Bay two weeks ago? Whitehead’s injury came while forcing a key fumble in the third quarter and knocking running back Aaron Jones out of the game – in addition to himself.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has the latest on Whitehead’s status for Super Bowl LV, which is good news for the Buccaneers.

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tiapanda
tiapanda
1 year ago

If the Bucs are going to be playing mostly 2 high safeties I think we would be better off with Edwards in there than Whitehead. He’s more of a ballhawk and a better pass defender.

chad1336
chad1336
1 year ago

everyone keeps saying he injured himself while causing the fumble. Is this true? or was it a few plays later when he upended another guy and then went out of the game?

drdneast
drdneast
Reply to  chad1336
1 year ago

I believe it was on another play a few plays later.

TBChucky
TBChucky
1 year ago

Awesome news! He was a force against the Packers. Tough SOB for sure! Getting everyone back at the right time. Too back we couldn’t get OJ and Cappa back..

Theerealdiehl
Theerealdiehl
1 year ago

It’s called a cortisone shot lol

drdneast
drdneast
Reply to  Theerealdiehl
1 year ago

It’s also called demerol. A narcotic.

Dude
Dude
Reply to  drdneast
1 year ago

Well, actually it’s called Novocain, which numbs everything up so you can’t feel it.

Gareth
Gareth
1 year ago

Toradol !

Spitfire
Spitfire
1 year ago

I really hope he gets to join in somehow but only if he isn’t limited. Definitely can’t miss any tackles today due to injury, but if he can still do his job then I’m glad he’ll get to join in on the fun. I think having Edwards in there with Winfield will give us the better coverage/hitting combination. The way SMB is grabbin balls 😂 and Edwards has done the same when in there and Winfield Jr is everywhere doin great things all the time including INTs and breakups and Dean having the speed to stay will Hill and Davis… Read more »

nybuccguy
nybuccguy
1 year ago

I’d take a healthy Mike Edward’s over an injured Whitehead

Hockey Duckie
Hockey Duckie
1 year ago

A torn labrum? That’s a significant part of where Whitehead loves to tackle! I dunno about putting him in there if Whitehead’s best asset is his tackling. We do have Edwards available and healthy. Since KC doesn’t run the ball as much, Edwards might be the better match up in some kind of Cover-2. I do feel back for Whitehead because his jarring hits creates fumbles. He created two fumbles in the Championship game.

thebay
thebay
1 year ago

Go Bucs from Hamilton, NJ

NaplesFan2.0
NaplesFan2.0
1 year ago

No safety on the team hits like this guy. If he can play near 100%, we need him!