But the news doesn’t appear to be too bad for the veteran defender.
Per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Pierre-Paul received a second opinion on his shoulder and the recommendation was rest. Though there hasn’t been a final decision, Pierre-Paul is likely out this week to give his shoulder time to heal.
Pierre-Paul has played 88 percent of Tampa Bay’s defensive snaps in 2021, recording nine total tackles and a pass defensed. He’s now in his 12th season and fourth with the Buccaneers.
He was a Pro Bowler last season after recording 9.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, a pair of interceptions, six passes defensed, and four forced fumbles.
Tampa Bay heads to Los Angeles this weekend to play the Rams.