Jason Pierre Paul cleared to practice, targets week eight return
As the Bucs prepare to face the Carolina Panthers in London on Sunday morning, there were some good news coming from one Buc place today.
Jason Pierre Paul has officially been cleared to practice and will begin his journey back to the active roster during the bye week next week.
Pierre Paul suffered an injury in early May in an auto accident in South Florida. There was some speculation that Pierre Paul could miss the entire season.
With Pierre Paul beginning to practice next week, he is targeting a week eight return in Nashville against the Titans.
With the success that Shaq Barrett has already had this season, adding last seasons sack leader in Pierre Paul to the mix will be a huge addition to the defense.
The Bucs did make a roster move today parting ways with linebacker Deone Bucannon. Bucannon appeared in all five games this season registering just one tackle.
In addition to Alex Cappa and DeMar Dotson not practicing today, Breshad Perriman and Jack Cichy did not practice today as well.
Perriman has been hurt a good part of the season and the injuries have plagued him throughout his career. It would not be a surprise if the Bucs cut Perriman and just go with a rotation of Justin Watson, Bobo Wilson, and Scotty Miller at the third receiver spot.
With consistent playing time, Watson, Miller and Wilson would all have better production than those numbers. It’s time to let these young guys get some playing time and lets see what they can do.
In four games this season, Perriman has three catches for 12 yards.
A couple of other notes form the Bruce Arians press conference today, Devin White will return and be the starting linebacker for the Bucs on Sunday, defensive back Jamel Dean will return as well.
The Bucs are preparing for a different style of quarterback this time around in Kyle Allen. Allen has stepped in for the injured Cam Newton and has guided the Panthers to three straight wins.
Allen has played so well filling in for Cam Newton, that there is talk in Charlotte that Newton will sit on the bench when he is healthy, and the Panthers will go with Kyle Allen at quarterback.
With Allen under center, Panthers all purpose back Christian McCaffrey has seen his numbers skyrocket as he has averaged close to 200 all purpose yards a game since the Bucs held him to 53 total yards in week two in Charlotte.
Another big division game for the Bucs this weekend. We will break it down in our preview of this weekends matchup coming up on Friday.