Bucannon signed a one-year contract, $2.5 million contract with the Buccaneers on Wednesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. Bucannon receives $1.45 million guaranteed, per Spotrac.com. The deal is essentially a low-risk, "prove-it" contract for a versatile young talent whom head coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles are already familiar with. The Bucs' new head man had a hand in making Bucannon a first-round pick out of Washington State in 2014, and Bowles directly oversaw the 26-year-old's transition from safety to linebacker as Arizona's defensive coordinator during Bucannon's rookie season. While Tampa has a significant need at linebacker in the wake of Kwon Alexander's departure to the 49ers via free agency, Smith notably mentions that Bucannon is likely to be used "in a variety of ways" under Bowles, including as a possible linebacker/safety hybrid.
Bucannon (chest) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports. Bucannon was a limited participant in practice throughout the week as he returns from a three-game absence. The outside linebacker has logged just 21 tackles in 10 games this season.
Bucannon (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Falcons, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Bucannon practiced in a limited capacity each day this week. The Washington State product has missed the last three games with this injury. If Bucannon isn't able to play, Zeke Turner would likely see an increase in work.
Bucannon (chest) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Bucannon has not participated in practice since suffering a chest injury Week 11, and he will now miss his third straight game. A timetable for the 26-year-old's return remains undisclosed.
Bucannon (chest) did not practice Thursday. Bucannon has remained a non-participant in practice since suffering a chest injury Week 11 against the Raiders. The 26-year-old appears on track to miss his third consecutive game, allowing Zeke Turner to once again receive an uptick in snaps.
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