NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 26 4.0 0 0 0
Post Season 6 1.5 0 0 0

Top Calijah Kancey News

  • Buccaneers' Calijah Kancey: Four sacks as rookie

    Kancey posted 26 tackles (19 solo), including 4.0 sacks, and one pass defensed across 14 regular-season games in 2023. He added six tackles (four solo), including 1.5 sacks, and a pass defensed in two postseason contests.

    The active rookie 19th overall pick got his career off to a modest start thanks to a training camp calf injury he aggravated in the season-opening clash against the Vikings after just 11 snaps, leading to absences in Weeks 2-4. However, Kancey settled in upon returning, not missing a game the rest of the way and delivering fairly consistent production. Kancey began to display his knack for disrupting offensive backfields as the campaign unfolded, although he did hit a lull down the stretch by not recording a regular-season sack after Week 14. Nevertheless, the Pittsburgh product enjoyed a resurgence in two playoff contests with 1.5 sacks, and expectations will undoubtedly be much higher for him in Year 2 now that he has a full year of experience under his belt.

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  • Buccaneers' Calijah Kancey: Busy in loss at Indy

    Kancey recorded three tackles (two solo), including a sack, and also was credited with a pass defensed in Sunday's 27-20 loss at the Colts.

    Kancey built on his promising rookie season in Week 12, registering in the sack column for the third time this season. His 44 defensive snaps were also good for his second most of the year. He projects to see a healthy dose of pass-rushing opportunities in Week 13 versus the Panthers.

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  • Buccaneers' Calijah Kancey: Available Sunday

    Kancey (quadriceps) is good to go for Sunday's tilt against the Titans.

    Kancey logged consecutive limited practices to close out the week before drawing a questionable tag. It looks like he is feeling well enough to play through any lingering issues. As a result, look for him to take on his usual role at defensive end.

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  • Buccaneers' Calijah Kancey: Questionable Sunday

    Kancey (quad) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans.

    The 2023 first-round pick out of Pittsburgh popped up on the Buccaneers' injury report earlier in the week with a quad issue, and he recorded limited practice sessions both Thursday and Friday. If Kancey is unable to suit up this weekend, Mike Greene should see an increased role on Tampa Bay's defensive line.

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  • Buccaneers' Calijah Kancey: Season-high snap total in loss

    Kancey registered four solo tackles, including a sack, in Sunday's 39-37 loss to the Texans.

    Kancey got his second sack of the season when he took down C.J. Stroud towards the end of the second quarter. Three of Kancey's four tackles in the game were for a loss, and most importantly, he played a season-high 52 defensive snaps (84 percent snap share) in Week 9, indicating that the rookie is getting back to full health after missing three games with a calf injury.

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  • Buccaneers' Calijah Kancey: Records sack in Week 6 loss

    Kancey posted three tackles (one solo), including a sack and an additional quarterback hit, in the Buccaneers' 20-6 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

    Kancey missed the last three games with a calf injury, but he made an impact in his first action since logging the first 11 snaps of his career in Week 1 before exiting. The rookie first-round pick is expected to make an impact with his unique athleticism for an interior lineman, and his solid work over 40 snaps Sunday may be a preview of things to come if Kancey can remain healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 281 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Age: 23
School: Pittsburgh
Experience: R