Bucs put Devin White, Shaq Barrett on COVID-19 reserve

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The Buccaneers will be without two of their best defensive players for the regular season finale on Sunday — and possibly in the playoff opener as well.

Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White and outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett were both placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Players can go on COVID-19 reserve either because they test positive or because they were exposed to someone who tested positive. If White and Barrett tested positive, they would have to isolate for 10 days, which would also force them to miss the Bucs’ first postseason game next weekend.

White and Barrett have both started all 15 games this season and have been two of Tampa Bay’s best players. Losing them for Sunday against the Falcons will hurt, but losing them next weekend in the playoffs would be devastating.

6 responses to “Bucs put Devin White, Shaq Barrett on COVID-19 reserve

  1. They should put players in a bubble for the playoffs and Superbowl. Can you imagine its the Superbowl and you lose major players due to covid.

  2. Just saw that Devin White tested positive and will be out 10 days. That means he misses the playoff game.

  3. I don’t know anything about these young men in particular. And I understand that players’ contacts are not entirely in their control. But in general, at this point in the season if you mix with friends, family from out of town, the general public, or have anyone in your inner circle that does, it’s all on you if you test positive and you let your teammates down. Be a pro, put yourself in a bubble, focus on football and immediate family for a month. It’s not rocket science.

  4. Good thing we have held on to Kevin Minter for so long- he’s at the very least a high end serviceable back up; Minter has always played well when Devin has been out. Barrett will be hard to replace- Nelson does not get the same pressure. But at least Minter is better in coverage than White- just dosent have the same high speed motor to always get home to the QB and can be suspect in the run game…but it is ATL- Ryan will be dropping back 40x this game to try and exploit secondary.

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