Bucannon has been diagnosed with a concussion, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Bucannon avoided the first injury report of the week, but the Cardinals included the pseudo-inside linebacker on Thursday's version, listing him with a concussion. His progress through the concussion protocol in the coming days will determine whether he takes the field Sunday at San Francisco. However, a DNP would be a massive blow to the heart of the defense.
Bucannon collected eight solo tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack, and recovered a fumble in Sunday's victory against the Bengals. Bucannon was a man possessed in Week 11, wreaking havoc at all levels of the defense from his assumed role at inside linebacker. While he's paced the Cardinals with 71 tackles, he's also sacked Russell Wilson and Andy Dalton in back-to-back weeks, further augmenting his IDP value. After handling all 76 defensive snaps Sunday, Bucannon has yet to leave the field this season, meaning opportunity should continue to knock on a weekly basis.
Bucannon (elbow) is listed as active Sunday in Cleveland, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. There wasn't much worry that Bucannon would miss any time, as he assumes his hybrid safety/inside linebacker role. Through seven games, he's notched a team-high 51 tackles (42 tackles), which is accompanied by one forced fumble.
Bucannon (elbow) is probable for Sunday's game. Bucannon, barring any unforeseen setback, should be available this Sunday. He's recorded 27 tackles combined in the previous three games and could be in line for a bunch more with Cleveland set to take the field against the Cardinals this weekend.
Bucannon (elbow) practiced fully Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. The Cardinals afforded Bucannon a muted practice Wednesday, only to clear him for all reps just one day later. Of greater interest is his listing as a starting inside linebacker on the team's most recent depth chart, as he was merely considered a safety/linebacker in name to this point in the season. With the role, he's notched a team-high 51 tackles (42 solo), leaving him on pace for the first 100-tackle campaign of his career.