Pierre-Paul is re-signing with Tampa Bay on a two-year, $27 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
With fellow outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett getting a franchise tag, the Bucs are hoping continuity will allow for a reprisal of their success on defense during the second half of the 2019 campaign. Pierre-Paul was a significant part of that equation with 8.5 sacks and 16 QB hits in 10 games after missing the first six weeks of the season due to a neck injury suffered in a car accident.
Pierre-Paul, who compiled four tackles, including two sacks, a pass defensed and a forced fumble in the Week 17 overtime loss to the Falcons, finished the 2019 season with 27 tackles (24 solo), 8.5 sacks, two defensed passes and two forced fumbles across 10 games.
Pierre-Paul defied the odds in 2019, as the start of the season saw him still well within his recovery from a fractured vertebrae suffered in a May 2 automobile accident. The veteran defensive end eventually was able to return to practice in mid-October and made his season debut in Week 8 against the Titans, managing a knee injury later in the season but not missing any more contests than the initial six he sat for to open the campaign. Pierre-Paul finished with a flourish, racking up five of his 8.5 sacks over the final two games. After coming to an agreement with the Buccaneers on voiding the final year of his contract, Pierre-Paul is set to enter unrestricted free agency in March, where he should be a very hot commodity after totaling 21 sacks over the 26 games he played for Tampa in the last two seasons.
Pierre-Paul recorded four tackles, including three sacks, in the Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday.
The veteran defensive end put together a vintage performance after a so-so first eight games of his campaign. Pierre-Paul almost matched his entire sack total of 3.5 for the season at the expense of the Texans, and Saturday's dominant performance was undoubtedly key to giving Pierre-Paul some momentum as he heads back into the open market this coming offseason. The 30-year-old will look to put together a strong finish to a season that began with rehabilitation from a serious neck injury when he faces the Falcons in Week 17.
Pierre-Paul (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Lions, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
The veteran received his regular rest day Wednesday and is good to go for Sunday's game at Detroit. Pierre-Paul has 18 tackles (15 solo), 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble in seven games since returning from the non-football injury list Week 8.
Pierre-Paul (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Pierre-Paul has been receiving regular rest days and capped practice workloads while nursing a knee injury. There's not yet any reason to worry that his status for Sunday's tilt in Detroit is in any danger. The veteran linebacker has handled over 80 percent of snaps on defense in four of the last five contests.
Pierre-Paul (knee) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.
The 30-year-old once again begins the week not practicing as he continues to nurse the knee injury. Pierre-Paul saw another heavy workload (84 percent of defensive snaps) during Week 14 and figures to increase his practice participation as the week progresses.
Pierre-Paul (knee) has no injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Pierre-Paul once again started the week not practicing as he continues to manage the knee injury, but he's good to go for Sunday's game. The veteran has played greater than 85 percent of defensive snaps in four of the last five games and figures to see a similar workload versus Indianapolis.
Pierre-Paul (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Pierre-Paul was held out of Wednesday's practice session, but he's now trending in the right direction for Sunday's matchup against the Colts. The veteran pass rusher has played through a lingering knee injury over the last two weeks.
Pierre-Paul (knee) didn't participate at Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Pierre-Paul once again begins the week as a non-participant as he continues to manage the knee injury. The veteran pass rusher seems likely to return to practice by the end of the week and be ready for Sunday's matchup with the Colts.
Pierre-Paul had three solo tackles and a sack during Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
The veteran outside linebacker continues to see a heavy workload for Tampa Bay, as he played 63 defensive snaps in Sunday's victory. Pierre-Paul returned from the non-football injury list ahead of Week 8 and has 17 tackles (14 solo), 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble in six games.
Pierre-Paul (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Pierre-Paul doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's tilt against the Jaguars, though he once again started out the week not practicing. With Carl Nassib (illness) listed as questionable, Pierre-Paul could be in line for another hefty workload Week 13.
Pierre-Paul (knee) didn't participate at practice Wednesday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Pierre-Paul also started out last week not practicing but didn't end up carrying an injury designation into Sunday's win over the Falcons. There's been no indication that the veteran outside linebacker's knee injury has worsened, so he seems likely to play this week despite sitting out Wednesday.
Pierre-Paul recorded a solo tackle, a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 35-22 win over the Falcons.
Pierre-Paul salted the game away as his sack-fumble came on a desperate fourth-down attempt by the Falcons and was recovered by Ndamukong Suh, who ran it six yards for a touchdown to make it 35-16 with just over three minutes remaining in the game. In five games this season, the 30-year-old has 14 tackles (11 solo) and 2.5 sacks.
Pierre-Paul (knee) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Pierre-Paul started the week not practicing but was able to progress to full participation by Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The veteran outside linebacker has played all but a handful of defensive snaps over the last three games, despite coach Bruce Arians previously indicating he hoped to lessen Pierre-Paul's workload.
Pierre-Paul (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Pierre-Paul didn't practice in any capacity Wednesday, so Thursday's limited session is certainly a step in the right direction. The 30-year-old will have one more opportunity to practice in full ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Falcons. Pierre-Paul has handled over 60 defensive snaps in three straight contests, so the Buccaneers could opt to lessen the veteran's workload Week 12 in order to keep him healthy.
Pierre-Paul didn't practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Pierre-Paul apparently sustained the injury during last Sunday's loss to the Saints, though he played nearly every defensive snap. The 30-year-old certainly doesn't need significant practice reps in order to play, but he'll likely need to practice at some point this week to have a legitimate chance of facing the Falcons on Sunday.
Coach Bruce Arians said Friday that he's hoping to lessen Pierre-Paul's snap count against the Cardinals on Sunday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Pierre-Paul played an impressive 72 defensive snaps during Week 9's overtime loss to the Seahawks. As the veteran linebacker missed the first six games of the season while recovering from a serious neck injury, it's not surprising that the Buccaneers are considering taking a more cautious approach to his snap count. While Pierre-Paul is a valuable asset on defense even if limited, a lessened workload would bring down his IDP value.
Pierre-Paul notched three tackles (one solo), 0.5 sacks and one pass defensed in Sunday's 40-34 overtime loss to the Seahawks.
Pierre-Paul logged a hefty 72 defensive snaps in his second tilt of the season Sunday, indicating he's back at full strength after spending the Buccaneers' first six games on the non-football injury list following a serious neck issue sustained during the offseason.
Pierre-Paul generated three solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Titans.
Pierre-Paul was held to a limited snap count as he played in an NFL game for the first time since suffering a serious neck injury in May. The veteran pass rusher made an immediate impact, as he took down Ryan Tannehill for a four-yard loss on the Titans' second offensive play of the game. Each of his other two tackles were for a loss as well, so Pierre-Paul still looks like a headache for opposing offenses like he was pre-injury.
Pierre-Paul (neck) is active for Sunday's Week 8 tilt against the Titans.
The veteran pass rusher will make his season debut almost six months removed from a May 2 car accident that left him with serious injuries and initially was believed to jeopardize his football future. Pierre-Paul was able to resume practicing on his own during the team's bye last week and then was activated off the Non-Football Injury List on Saturday, making today's outcome likely. He'll likely rotate in occasionally on the defensive line in what is his first taste of on-field action since last season.
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