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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Another multi-interception season

    Dean finished the 2022 regular season with 57 tackles (45 solo), two interceptions and six additional defensed passes across 15 games. Dean recorded multiple interceptions for the third time in his first four seasons. while his tackle tally was the second highest of his career. Dean also conceded a sub-50.0 percent completion rate in primary coverage (45.0) for the second straight season, and his overall body of work should be solid enough to serve him well as he potentially heads to the open market at the start of the new league year.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Logs full practice Friday

    Dean (toe) logged a full practice Friday but is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. After back-to-back limited sessions to start Week 18 prep, Dean logged a full practice Friday, but he's still considered questionable due to a lingering toe injury. The fourth-year cornerback missed back-to-back games with the toe issue before returning to action in Week 17 and playing all 61 of Tampa Bay's defensive snaps. Barring a setback, Dean will presumably suit up again Week 18.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Suiting up Sunday

    Dean (toe) is active Sunday against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Dean was able to log a full practice Friday, so his ability to play Week 17 shouldn't come as a surprise. After missing each of the team's last two games, his return should be a boon for the secondary, especially with Carlton Davis (shoulder) inactive.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Limited participant at practice

    Dean (toe) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Dean has missed the last two games due to a toe injury, but it's been encouraging to see him practicing in a limited capacity ahead of Week 17. It's not yet clear whether he'll be cleared for game action Sunday against Carolina, but he seems to be trending in the right direction.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Won't return Sunday

    Dean has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a toe injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Dean racked up two tackles (one solo) to begin Sunday's matchup but was ruled out around halftime. Zyon McCollum and Dee Delaney will likely see increased playing time for the Buccaneers down the stretch.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Six tackles in Week 6

    Dean recorded six tackles (all solo) during the Buccaneers' 20-18 loss to the Steelers in Week 6. The fourth-year cornerback continued his early season trend of generating solid IDP production, with Sunday's tally already serving as his third six-tackle effort of the season. Dean also has a pair of Week 2 interceptions and an additional pair of defensed passes to his name, and he's allowing a career-low 3.1 yards per attempt in primary coverage thus far.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: In battle for starting spot

    Dean remains in a battle with Sean Murphy-Bunting for the starting left cornerback spot heading into Saturday night's preseason finale against the Colts, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. The 2019 third-round pick has proven plenty over his first three seasons, consistently displaying a knack for getting his hands on the ball by recording five interceptions and an additional 28 defensed passes across 42 career games. Dean is also a solid tackler for his position, but he's apparently still in a close battle with his draft-class mate Murphy-Bunting, who's put some good work on film himself in his first trio of campaigns, going into Saturday night. However, even if Dean ultimately losses the job battle for now, he's still slated to see plenty of snaps as a rotational cornerback.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Won't play Week 15

    Dean (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Dean exited last week's win over the Bills due to the illness, and he was then evaluated for a concussion this week. There's been no further indication about whether the 25-year-old is dealing with a concussion, but he's out for Sunday's divisional contest regardless.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Cleared from concussion protocol

    Dean has been cleared from concussion protocol and will play in Sunday's contest against Buffalo, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. After his status was uncertain all week long, Dean will play Sunday. With Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting back from injury, the Tampa Bay secondary will be at full strength for the matchup against Buffalo's high-powered offense.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Suiting up Sunday

    Dean (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Dean received the questionable tag and is ready to play after being limited by the shoulder injury. He suffered the injury early in last week's win over the Colts but won't end up missing any additional time.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Clear of shoulder injury

    Dean (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Dean left last week's win over the Colts early, but it looks like he has already shaken off his shoulder injury. He should occupy his customary starting spot in Tampa Bay's secondary against the struggling Falcons passing attack Sunday.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Five stops in win

    Dean totaled five solo tackles in the Buccaneers' 30-10 win over the Giants in Week 11. Dean checked in fourth in stops on the night for the Buccaneers, and he's now totaled at least five tackles in three of the last four games. The 25-year-old has played a key role in Tampa Bay's secondary during what's been an injury-riddled season for the unit, allowing just a 41.3 percent completion rate and 4.7 yards per attempt on throws against him while in primary coverage.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Big tackling day in win

    Dean recorded seven tackles (all solo), including a tackle for loss, in the Buccaneers' 38-3 win over the Bears on Sunday. The third-year cornerback compiled his second-highest number of tackles on the season while aptly holding down a starting cornerback spot in the Buccaneers' depleted secondary. Dean had picked off a pair of passes in each of the two prior contests as well, and he's now allowing a stingy 36.4 completion percentage on the 33 pass attempts he's faced as a primary defender.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Records pick in win

    Dean (knee) notched five tackles, an interception and an additional pass defensed in the Buccaneers' 45-17 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. The third-year corner returned from what was nearly a two-game absence in fine fashion, checking in third in tackles while also snagging a Jacoby Brissett pass intended for Jaylen Waddle early in the fourth quarter. That turnover led to Tampa Bay's final touchdown of the day and served as Dean's first interception of the campaign. While the arrival of Richard Sherman initially pushed Dean into a reserve role, the quadriceps injury that landed Carlton Davis on injured reserve Thursday should keep the 24-year-old in the first-string defense for the time being.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Set to face Dolphins

    Dean (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Dolphins. Dean missed the team's Week 4 matchup against New England, though his injury was never expected to be serious. He'll return to bolster an injury-riddled Buccaneers' secondary, and he could see a lot of Jaylen Waddle.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: May miss time with knee injury

    Dean's knee injury "isn't serious," but "it could take some time to heal," Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Dean suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday's contest against the Rams and was unable to return. The Buccaneers are already without Sean Murphy-Bunting (elbow) for an extended period, so their cornerback group is growing thin. Ross Cockrell and Dee Delaney have seen increased snaps during the injuries to Murphy-Bunting and Dean, but Tampa Bay has also been linked to free agent Richard Sherman as a possible candidate to shore up its secondary.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Injures knee Sunday

    Dean (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Rams, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Dean injured his knee during the first half of Week 3. In his absence, Ross Cockrell has taken over the starting cornerback spot opposite of Carlton Davis. If Dean is unable to return, it would be a significant blow to a secondary that is already without Sean Murphy-Bunting (elbow) for the foreseeable future.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Will practice

    Dean (concussion) has been cleared from concussion protocol and will practice Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Dean was ruled out of the Week 12 matchup against the Chiefs because of concussion protocol, but the second-year pro appears poised to miss just one game. The 24-year-old has already recorded 48 tackles (39 solo) this season and should continue to add to that total as he returns to his cornerback duties.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Back at practice

    Dean (illness) was a full participant during Thursday's practice. Dean missed Wednesday's practice with the undisclosed illness, so it's certainly positive news so see him back on the field so quick. The 2019 third-round pick has been stellar this campaign, logging 39 tackles (33 solo) and an interception through eight games. Now healthy, he'll slot into his usual role as a depth cornerback for Sunday's game against the Saints.
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  • Buccaneers' Jamel Dean: Notches pick-six off Rodgers

    Dean posted two tackles (one solo) and recorded a pick-six in the Buccaneers' 38-10 win over the Packers on Sunday. The 2019 third-round pick jumped Davante Adams' out route on the left side of the field late in the second quarter and returned the resulting interception 32 yards for a touchdown to notch the first six of the Buccaneers' 38 unanswered points. While it was the first interception of the season for Dean, he already has six defensed passes overall and has also surpassed his 2019 tally of 21 stops by seven tackles in seven fewer games. Much like fellow corner Carlton Davis, Dean is developing into a disruptive force in a Buccaneers defense that's rather quietly surrendering the sixth-fewest passing yards per game (217.7) thus far in 2020.
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