As the NFL continues to navigate its latest COVID-19 surge, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed a few notable names into protocol.
The club announced Tuesday that cornerbacks Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Dean and Murphy-Bunting join defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches and receivers Mike Evans and Jaelon Darden on the list.
If neither are able to clear protocol in time for Sunday’s game against the Jets, it would leave both starting (Murphy-Bunting) and key reserve (Dean) spots open in the lineup. Richard Sherman, Carlton Davis and Ross Cockrell are among the names that will be tasked with leading the secondary and picking up the slack.
The team could also be without its head coach Bruce Arians, who the Bucs announced tested positive for COVID-19. Assistant head coach Harold Goodwin will take over head coaching duties until Arians returns.
The NFL unexpectedly lost one of the most pivotal people in the history of the game on Tuesday when it was announced that Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and legendary broadcaster John Madden died at the age of 85.
Pro Football Hall of Fame coach John Madden died unexpectedly at the age of 85 on Tuesday morning, the league announced.
The NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to modify its COVID-19 protocols on Tuesday, cutting the standard isolation period after a positive test for asymptomatic individuals from 10 days to five days regardless of vaccination status, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at his home, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.
The Steelers are running out time. There’s the fact Pittsburgh has just two games left to try to mount a last-ditch playoff run. There’s also the reality these could be Ben Roethlisberger’s final two weeks of his NFL career.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are the first known team to take advantage of the early interview window provided to clubs in search of a coach, and they’re moving in multiple directions.
New CDC guidelines are driving potential changes to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols that would cut the isolation period from 10 days to five days, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.
The Indianapolis Colts could be without Carson Wentz in Week 17 after placing him on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Two weeks ago, Jerry Jones acknowledged that his star quarterback, Dak Prescott, was indeed in a slump. On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys owner declared it over, or more accurately, denied its very existence.
Jared Goff’s once uncertain future in Detroit appears close to gaining a bit more clarity following comments from head coach Dan Campbell on Tuesday.
Arizona clinched a playoff berth despite its most recent loss, but securing a spot in the postseason hasn’t been the focus. Being a successful football team matters more to coach Kliff Kingsbury.
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