Coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Dean (knee) will not play against the Patriots on Sunday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Dean's injury isn't expected to be serious, but the Buccaneers will be cautious and hold him out of Week 4. Richard Sherman is expected to be active after signing a one-year deal, but it remains to be seen how many snaps he will be ready for. Ross Cockrell and Dee Delaney are also candidates for the starting spot, as they have both seen increased snaps over the past few weeks while Tampa Bay has dealt with injuries to Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting (elbow).

More News