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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Flashes with one catch

    Darden secured his only target for 25 yards and returned three punts for 26 yards in the Buccaneers' 14-12 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Darden logged a season-high 18 snaps from scrimmage with the Buccaneers down three receivers, and he flashed his speed on his one reception by getting upfield down the right sideline for a 25-yard gain. He also continued to put in his usual strong work on special teams, now averaging an impressive 8.9 yards per punt return on his eight runbacks. Despite the splash play on offense, Darden could be back to minimal involvement from scrimmage in Week 4 if Mike Evans (suspension) and Julio Jones (knee) return as expected.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Limited to punt returns Sunday

    Darden logged eight snaps from scrimmage without drawing a target in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Saints, but he did return two punts for 17 yards. Darden couldn't make a mark on offense despite the Buccaneers being without Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee), but he did flash on punt returns for the second straight game. All of Darden's yardage in that capacity came on one of his two special-teams touches, and he's now averaging 9.0 yards per return on five runbacks through the first pair of contests. With Mike Evans having been handed a one-game suspension for his role in a multi-player brawl Sunday and both Godwin and Jones uncertain to be available Week 3, there may be an opportunity for Darden to see his first targets of the season in Sunday's home opener against the Packers.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Picks up rush attempt in Week 1 win

    Darden rushed once for two yards and returned three punts for 28 yards in the Buccaneers' 19-3 win over the Cowboys on Sunday night. While he didn't log a target, Darden was particularly effective in his punt-return role, which served as his primary ticket to ensuring a roster spot this summer. The second-year wideout logged 10 snaps from scrimmage overall as well, and his elite speed gives him a fighting chance of expanding his profile in the offense as the season unfolds.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Possible step back Saturday

    Darden failed to bring in any of his three targets, returned one kickoff for 25 yards and ran back one punt for no gain in the Buccaneers' 13-3 preseason loss to the Titans on Saturday night. The fact Darden came up empty on offense while a couple of other candidates for a depth receiver and/or returner role -- Deven Thompkins and Jerreth Sterns -- tallied a pair of receptions apiece could prove detrimental. Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times notes Darden made a questionable decision fielding a punt at the nine-yard line and then didn't accomplish anything of note on his kickoff return opportunity, putting some extra pressure on him to stand out in all phases during Saturday night's road preseason finale against the Colts.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Aiming for Year 2 boost

    Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said Darden has enjoyed a "great" offseason and is aiming to carve out a much bigger role on offense in his second season, Greg McKenna of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The speedy wideout saw the overwhelming majority of his touches on special teams as a rookie, logging 501 return yards to only six receptions. With players with comparable speed and more experience such as Breshad Perriman and Cyril Grayson serving as competition, Darden will first and foremost have to compete for a roster spot outright in training camp. However, in addition to Bowles' praise, cornerback Carlton Davis has also noted how far along Darden has come while often working against him this offseason, and the young wideout was also a frequent target of Tom Brady during minicamp drills in June.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Ruled out with concussion

    Darden (concussion) won't return to Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the Rams, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Darden was hurt after taking a hit on a punt return during the fourth quarter, and he'll be unable to return for the final few minutes of the game. If the Buccaneers advance in the playoffs, Darden will have several steps to clear if he hopes to play in the NFC Championship Game.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Being evaluated for a concussion

    Darden (head) left Sunday's divisional contest against the Rams and is being evaluated for a concussion, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Darden suffered the injury after being struck by Ben Skowronek on a punt return. If Darden is unable to return, Tyler Johnson will likely take over kick return duties while Scotty Miller handles punts. His absence shouldn't impact Tampa Bay's offensive plan.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Cleared from COVID list

    Darden (illness) has been activated off the Buccaneers' reserve/COVID-19 list, Scott Smith of the team's official website reports. Darden was placed on the COVID list prior to Week 16 and missed the team's last two games versus the Panthers and Jets as a result. He will now be free to return to practice and resume his usual role as a depth receiver and kick returner in Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Panthers.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Plenty of snaps, little production

    Darden failed to bring in any of the three targets he logged over 41 snaps during the Buccaneers' 9-0 loss to the Saints on Sunday night. He returned two kickoffs for 33 yards and seven punts for 41 yards. Darden's usage from scrimmage, which was at a career-high level, jumps off the page, even as the only touches he actually garnered came in his special-teams role. With Chris Godwin (knee) now gone for the remainder of the season and Mike Evans (hamstring) still uncertain for Week 16, the rookie could certainly be primed for another busy day of route running versus the Panthers in that contest. Whether that translates to much production remains to be seen, however -- Darden has just six receptions for 43 yards on 11 targets across eight games.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Sticks to returns in return

    Darden logged three snaps from scrimmage without a target in the Buccaneers' 33-27 overtime win over the Bills on Sunday, but he returned three kickoffs for 38 yards and one punt for 10 yards. The rookie wideout saw Tyler Johnson and Breshad Perriman absorb the majority of wideout snaps behind the top duo of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, not an unexpected development even with Antonio Brown (ankle/suspension) and Scotty Miller (coach's decision) both unavailable. Darden is likely to stick to returns in a Week 15 Sunday night matchup against the Saints.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Will play Sunday

    Darden has been cleared from concussion protocol and will play against the Bills on Sunday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. After he was previously listed as questionable, Darden's return will provide a big boost to Tampa Bay's special teams unit as the 22-year-old is a talented kick returner. Additionally, Darden adds some depth at the wide receiver position for Buccaneers.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Questionable for Sunday

    Darden (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Bills. Darden was a full participant in every practice this week, but he still carries a questionable designation heading into the weekend. The 5-foot-8 wideout has mostly operated as a return specialist this season, and if he is unable to suit up Sunday, Tyler Johnson and Giovani Bernard will likely handle those duties again.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Full practice Thursday

    Darden (concussion) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports. The 22-year-old picked up the head injury in Week 12 versus the Colts but appears like he will have a shot at being available for Sunday's matchup with the Falcons. He wore a non-contact jersey Thursday, so if he's able to take contact Friday, it would be an encouraging sign. Darden has operated mostly as a return specialist this season, racking up 212 kick-return yards and 87 yards on punts.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Concussion confirmed

    Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Darden has entered concussion protocol, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Darden racked up 66 kick-return yards before being knocked out of Sunday's 38-31 win over the Colts. If he is unable to clear concussion protocols before Week 13 at Atlanta, then Giovani Bernard is expected to handle kick-return duties, while Scotty Miller would likely handle punt returns.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Garners 94 all-purpose yards

    Darden secured one of two targets for 29 yards in the Buccaneers' 29-19 loss to Washington on Sunday. He also returned two kickoffs for 51 yards and ran back two punts for 14 yards. Darden logged just four snaps from scrimmage but made good use of them with his 29-yard grab, and he continued to put in solid work on returns as well. The rookie has gotten an opportunity on offense over the last three games with Antonio Brown (ankle) out of action, and that could carry over into a Week 11 Monday night battle against the Giants.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Relatively busy day in loss

    Darden secured all three targets for 11 yards, returned three punts for 14 yards and ran back one kickoff for 17 yards in the Buccaneers' 36-27 loss to the Saints on Sunday. The rookie had a role on offense for the second straight game with Antonio Brown (ankle) once again inactive, and after failing to bring in his only target Week 7, Darden was able to crack the stat sheet in that regard Sunday. The speedster also continued in his usual role as the full-time returner, and despite the relatively encouraging involvement from scrimmage Sunday, his special-teams work figures to be his primary calling card once Brown is back to health, likely for a Week 10 date at Washington following the Week 9 bye.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Active for second time as pro

    Darden is active for Sunday's game against the Bears and is in line to serve as the top kickoff and punt returner in addition to filling the No. 4 receiver role. Darden will garner active status for only the second time in his rookie season, and with Jaydon Mickens no longer on the roster, he'll be counted on to fill both returner roles. Additionally, Antonio Brown's (ankle) inactive status also projects to vault Darden into the No. 4 wideout spot behind the trio of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Tyler Johnson.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Sitting again Sunday

    Darden (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Dolphins. Darden continues to wait his turn for a regular role in the Buccaneers' game plan, sitting out for the fourth time in five games to kick off his career. The rookie fourth-rounder has hauled in his only career target for no yards, returned two kickoffs for 48 yards and notched one punt return for four yards.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Inactive in Week 2

    Darden (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the Falcons. The speedy rookie was also a spectator for the Week 1 win over the Cowboys. Darden will likely have trouble making many inroads on a deep receiver depth chart as long as there isn't a rash of injuries, but he's believed to have plenty of potential as a return man. However, veteran Jaydon Mickens will handle the latter duties again versus Atlanta on Sunday.
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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Impressive in multiple roles

    Darden brought in three of five targets for 35 yards, returned one kickoff for 16 yards and ran back one punt for 17 yards in the Buccaneers' 23-16 preseason win over the Texans on Saturday night. The rookie recorded multiple receptions for the third time in as many exhibitions while once again making an impact on special teams. Darden also totaled 51 yards on four punt returns this preseason, an impressive showing that could well have vaulted him over Jaydon Mickens for the job.
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