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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.
Tampa Bay rookie safety Jordan Whitehead recorded ten solo tackles and one assist in the win over San Fransico Week 12. Just for good measure he also added two passes defended. His tackle amount was nearly double of what safety Isaiah Johnson accumulated with six, which was second best for the defense.
It's impressive that out of the eleven combined that ten were solos. Pending Justin Evans (toe) return, Whitehead holds a lot of upside for IDP owners heading into the fantasy football playoffs. And possibly holding dynasty appeal going forward.
After earlier reports coming out that he would not play this weekend versus San Fransico, Tampa Bay safety Jordan Whitehead (concussion) has been upgraded to questionable.
It could be huge news for his IDP owners looking for a strong defensive back play in Week 12 with Justin Evans (toe) being ruled out. The situation should be monitored. If Whitehead plays he could again tip the IDP production scale like Week 11 versus the New York Giants with the state of the defense in front of him. San Francisco has allowed high volume points to the safety position all season long.