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Week 13 Outlook
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Jordan Whitehead (hamstring) practiced at full speed on Wednesday and should be good for Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, per head coach Bruce Arians.
Whitehead has been recovering from a hamstring injury that held him out of most of the preseason and Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys. He will be a welcome addition to a defense that just lost CB Sean Murphy-Bunting for what appears to be the entire 2021 season. Whitehead had 53 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, two interceptions, and two sacks during the team's Super Bowl run in 2020. He will attempt to reduce the 400+ passing yards given up to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 against another pass-centric Falcons team led by quarterback Matt Ryan.
Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead has been ruled out for Thursday night's season opener with a hamstring injury. Mike Edwards will start in his place.
Whitehead, 24, made 16 starts last season, amassing two interceptions, two sacks, and one forced fumble. The former fourth-round pick made 74 tackles along the way, including nine for loss.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are placing starting S Jordan Whitehead on the Reserve/COVID-19 list to begin training camp.
Whitehead, 24-years old, will start camp on the Reserve/COVID-19 list for Tampa as he has presumably tested positive for COVID-19. In 2020, Whitehead had 74 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and a forced fumble for the Bucs in the regular season. Following the Bucs' Super Bowl victory Whitehead also underwent labrum surgery which is something else to keep an eye on long term as Whitehead has turned into an important piece for the Tampa Bay secondary.
Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead is playing through a fully torn labrum in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Chiefs.
Whitehead was limited in practice on both Wednesday and Thursday but practiced in full on Friday. Even at less than full strength, Whitehead's presence will help Tampa Bay's secondary.
Jordan Whitehead finished Sunday’s loss to San Francisco with eight total tackles (seven solo).
Whitehead was dominating on the defensive side of the ball for the Buccaneers. His outstanding performance wasn’t enough to overcome the miscues from Jameis Winston and the offense. He is worth a start in deeper IDP leagues.