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Buccaneers' Patrick O'Connor: Participating in offseason workouts
O'Connor (knee) participated in the Buccaneers' offseason practice Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
O'Connor led the Buccaneers in special-teams snaps last year despite missing the final five games of the season due to a PCL injury. He re-signed with the team this offseason, and his participation at practice suggests the knee issue shouldn't be a problem heading into the 2022 season.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Patrick O'Connor: Staying with Tampa Bay
O'Connor (knee) signed a contract to remain with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
O'Connor did not receive a qualifying offer from the Buccaneers as a restricted free agent this offseason, but he'll return to the team after all. The fifth-year defensive lineman was Tampa Bay's team leader in special teams snaps with 341 last season, despite suffering a PCL injury that forced him to miss the final three games of the 2021 campaign, plus two playoff contests. O'Connor should be ready to reprise his role as a core special teamer and rotational defensive lineman this coming season, once he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Patrick O'Connor: Lands on IR
O'Connor (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
O'Connor has been one of the team's top special teams performers this season, so his absence will be a big blow to those units. The severity of the injury remains unknown, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it's potentially a season-ending PCL tear. O'Connor will be sidelined for at least three weeks on IR, but he will receive a second option before determining if his season is over.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Patrick O'Connor: Sustains knee injury
O'Connor didn't return to Sunday's loss to the Saints due to a knee injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
O'Connor was banged up in the fourth quarter of Sunday's matchup and was unavailable late in the game. He didn't record any counting stats prior to his departure, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to suit up against Carolina on Dec. 26.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Patrick O'Connor: Full participant Tuesday
O'Conner (calf) was a listed as a full participant for Tuesday's walkthrough.
O'Conner missed Sunday's win over the Dolphins due to the calf injury, but it appears his absence will be limited to one game. The 27-year-old has played only one defensive snap through four games this season.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Patrick O'Connor: Ruled out for Week 5
O'Connor (calf) has been ruled out for Tampa Bay's Week 5 contest against the Dolphins, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
O'Connor injured his calf during the week and will be unable to play in Week 5. Steve McLendon could see more snaps at defensive end Sunday with the former seventh-round pick by Detroit ruled out. O'Connor's next chance to play will be in Week 6 on Thursday night against the Eagles.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Patrick O'Connor: Receives promotion
O'Connor was signed from Tampa Bay's practice squad Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The signing of O'Connor comes after the Buccaneers placed Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) on injured reserve and needed to sign someone to take his spot on the roster. O'Connor, a 2017 seventh-round pick, has not played since his rookie season.... See More ... See Less
Patrick O'Connor: Re-signed to practice squad
O'Connor was re-signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad Tuesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
O'Connor made a quick return to the team facility, as he was just waived from the active roster Monday when the team needed a roster spot for running back T.J. Logan. The 2017 seventh-round pick hasn't seen regular-action since his rookie campaign, when he suited up for three games.... See More ... See Less
Patrick O'Connor: Waived by Buccaneers
O'Connor was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
The Buccaneers claimed running back T.J. Logan off waivers Monday, leaving O'Connor as the odd man out. The 25-year-old played three games for Tampa Bay in 2017 but has yet to record an NFL stat.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Pat O'Connor: Promoted to active roster
O'Connor was promoted to the Buccaneers' active roster Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Buccaneers must see a lot of promise in the rookie defensive end, as the team released veteran Darryl Tapp in order to make room for O'Connor on the roster. O'Connor spent the preseason with the Lions after being selected in the seventh round of April's draft. He could see some defensive snaps Sunday if starter Robert Ayers -- who continues to deal with a concussion -- is sidelined for the contest.... See More ... See Less
Pat O'Connor: Inked to Lions' practice squad
O'Connor has been signed to the Lions' practice squad, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.
O'Connor could be called up this season if the team experiences injury woes at defensive end.... See More ... See Less
Pat O'Connor: Waived by Lions
O'Connor was waived by the Lions on Saturday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
O'Connor, a seventh-round pick in this year's draft, was outplayed by undrafted rookies Alex Barrett and Jeremiah Valoaga in training camp. The Lions likely intend to stash him on their practice squad, assuming he clears waivers.... See More ... See Less
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