Bucannon notched 82 tackles (58 solo), two forced fumbles, one interception and one sack in 12 games during the 2017 season. After missing the last three contests of 2016 due to a high-ankle sprain, Bucannon eventually underwent surgery in May to alleviate the concern, but his recovery lingered into the regular season, resulting in three additional absences. He finally made his debut Week 4, and after a one-tackle performance, he recorded at least seven stops in six consecutive games. However, the dollar linebacker injured his ankle again just five snaps into Week 12 and was inactive one more time before playing the last four outings of the year. The injuries aside, Bucannon has averaged 6.5 tackles per game in his career, which could help him earn an extension with the Cardinals in the offseason. Otherwise, he'll play out the 2018 season on his fifth-year option.
Bucannon (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Following up Wednesday's limited showing, Bucannon is ramping up his activity level after missing one game due to a ankle injury. When he was running on all cylinders between Weeks 5 and 11, he totaled 56 tackles (45 solo), one interception and one forced fumble in six games. The other two outings were a different story, though. In his season debut Week 4, he managed one tackle as he eased into action after months of recovery from May ankle surgery. During the other two Sundays ago, he suffered the current concern just five snaps into the contest and finished with one assisted stop.
Bucannon (ankle) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Bucannon fit in some drills for the first time since Week 12, when he sustained an ankle injury. The development is a positive one as he progresses in his recovery. Expect clarification on his upcoming availability to arrive on Friday's injury report.
Bucannon (ankle) is day to day ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams, Kent Somers of AZCentral.com reports. Bucannon suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's win over the Jaguars, but there's still a chance he is able to play this week against the Rams. His status during practice this week will go a long way in determining that. Should he miss time, look for Scooby Wright to see increased reps with the starters.
Bucannon is questionable to return to Sunday's game versus the Jaguars due to an ankle injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Bucannon stayed on the field for a spell in the first quarter before walking off under his own power. He promptly went to the locker room to undergo tests, which will determine if a return is possible. Bucannon came to life over the previous six games, totaling 56 tackles (45 solo), one interception and one forced fumble.