Are Bucs Turning The Page On OLB Pierre-Paul?

The Bucs kicked off day two of the NFL Draft by deciding on Houston defensive lineman Logan Corridor. Just a few hours later, the Bucs introduced Corridor can be sporting No. 90 in Tampa Bay.

For the final 4 seasons, edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul has worn that quantity. The veteran is presently a free agent after rehabbing offseason shoulder surgical procedure for a torn rotator cuff. Might this spell the top of Pierre-Paul’s time in Tampa Bay? Pierre-Paul was oft-injured final yr, taking part in via his shoulder harm and a fractured finger earlier than being shut down for the ultimate few video games of the common season. He got here again for the playoffs, however his efficiency suffered all yr because of the accidents. But the Bucs continued to play the veteran edge rusher over rookie Joe Tryon-Shoyinka.

With Tryon-Shoyinka poised to step right into a beginning position, Pierre-Paul will probably search for a brand new staff the place he can compete for a beginning job. The Bucs traded a 3rd spherical decide and swapped fourths with the Giants in 2018 to accumulate JPP. If Pierre-Paul doesn’t return, he’ll finish his Bucs tenure with 160 tackles, 55 for loss, eight compelled fumbles, two interceptions and a Professional Bowl nod. The 33-year outdated is presently tied for sixth in Tampa Bay historical past with 33 profession sacks. He was instrumental to the Bucs’ Tremendous Bowl victory and altering the tradition in Tampa Bay.