Pierre did not practice this week after sustaining the injury Sunday against Eagles. Xavier Williams is set for an increased workload against the Bucs, especially with Robert Nkemdiche (calf) listed as questionable.
Pierre was initially designated questionable to return but was never able to get back on the field. Head coach Bruce Arians indicated the 26-year-old may have a hairline fracture, but the specifics should become clearer when he's reevaluated this week.
Pierre suffered a concussion during Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.
Pierre will have to go through standard concussion protocol before coming onto the field again. He's currently slated at the number two right defensive end behind Josh Mauro. If Pierre is sidelined for an extended period, Xavier Williams could get reserve reps at the position.
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