Dean (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Week 14 tilt against the Colts, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Dean will return to action after logging just seven snaps in a Week 13 win over the Jaguars. The rookie will fill a rotational role in the secondary, although his opportunities may be more limited than recent weeks with M.J. Stewart (knee) returning after a three-game absence.
Dean (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against Indianapolis, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Dean was a full practice participant all week and appears on track to play Week 14, but he still sports the questionable tag. The rookie third-round pick has been filling in at nickel cornerback for M.J. Stewart (knee), who is also questionable.
Dean (shoulder) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
The 23-year-old exited during the second quarter of Sunday's win over the Jaguars and was unable to return, but it appears the shoulder injury was minor. Dean should continue serving as the nickel cornerback until M.J. Stewart (knee) is cleared to suit up.
Dean (shoulder) won't return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Dean was forced to exit the game in the second quarter and, as evidenced by this news, will be forced to miss more time. It's likely the team will have a report on his injury following the game or in the coming days. In his stead, look for Ryan Smith and Mazzi Wilkins to continue to see a bump in depth cornerback reps.
Dean (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
It's unclear how Dean suffered the injury, but he was forced to exit the game in the second quarter. As long as the 2019 third-round pick is sidelined, look for Ryan Smith and Mazzi Wilkins to see a bump in depth cornerback reps.
Dean (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
After missing over two weeks of practice, Dean was limited Wednesday and has now upgraded to full participant. The rookie third-round pick will work to climb the Buccaneer's depth chart and carve out a role on defense.
Dean (ankle) returned to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Dean hasn't practiced in over two weeks, so this was an important step in his recovery. The Buccaneers have allowed at least 300 passing yards in three straight games, so Dean may have a chance to climb the depth chart and log some defensive reps once he's healthy.
Dean (ankle) won't play Sunday against the Rams, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Dean will miss a second consecutive game due to his ankle injury. The rookie third-round pick did not receive snaps on defense when healthy, so his absence is unlikely to impact Tampa Bay's defense for fantasy purposes.
Dean (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Giants.
Dean was unable to practice Thursday or Friday due to an ankle injury suffered Week 2 versus the Panthers. His absence will open up snaps on special teams, though the Buccaneers' defense shouldn't be affected.
Dean (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
Dean left Week 2's game versus the Panthers with this injury, and he was in a walking boot following the contest. Although X-rays were negative, Dean's injury could keep him out of Sunday's game versus the Giants. He has only played on special teams through his first two games, so if he can't go, it shouldn't affect the defense.
Dean left Thursday's game with a lower leg injury and will not return.
Dean left the game in the third quarter. As a result of his absence, Sean Murphy-Bunting figures to move up the depth chart at the cornerback position. Dean was spotted in a walking boot after the game, but his X-rays came back negative, per Greg Auman of The Athletic.
Dean (hip) returned to practice Sunday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Dean missed the majority of last week's practice due to a hip flexor strain, but he was spotted back on the field for Sunday's session. He should be able to suit up for Friday's preseason matchup with the Dolphins.
Coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that Dean is dealing with a hip flexor injury, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Dean had missed the last three practices with an unspecified injury, but the ailment finally surfaced. The third-round pick out of Auburn will hope to make a return to practice by at least Thursday, if he has any hopes of suiting up for Friday's preseason game against Pittsburgh.
Dean (undisclosed) isn't participating at Monday's practice, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The reason for Dean's absence remains unclear, but it's the second straight practice that he's been sidelined. The rookie third-round pick will need to retake the field soon to avoid sitting out Friday's preseason opener at Pittsburgh.
The Buccaneers selected Dean in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 94th overall.
Speed is Dean's calling card, as the Auburn product torched the track at the combine with a 4.30 40-yard dash. He has ideal height for his position at 6-foot-1 and his experience playing against NFL-caliber talent while in the SEC should smooth his transition. Dean did have some knee injury issues during his time at Auburn that raised some questions about his durability for the next level, however. If Dean can stay healthy, he'll be a steal for the Buccanneers.
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