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Bucs LB Shaquil Barrett to overlook time with sprained MCL, ACL

Shaquil Barrett will miss the Buccaneers’ ultimate two video games with sprained MCL and ACL, head coach Bruce Arians introduced (Twitter hyperlink by way of NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). Nevertheless, the staff is hopeful that he’ll be good to go for the playoffs.

Barrett suffered a “slight pressure” throughout Sunday’s 32-6 romp over the Panthers. Earlier than his exit, he tallied 4 tackles and one sack, giving him 51 stops and 10 sacks by means of 15 video games.

Barrett instantly broke out after signing with the Bucs in 2019, main the league in sacks that season with 19.5 and turning into a second-team All-Professional. Final 12 months, he registered eight sacks with 57 tackles and completed on a excessive observe, notching eight pressures in Tremendous Bowl LV. After enjoying the 2020 season beneath the $15.8M franchise tag, the Bucs rewarded him in March with a four-year, $72M re-up.

The Bucs have already secured the NFC South, so that they don’t essentially want Barrett on the sector for his or her final two video games in opposition to the Jets and Panthers. All issues thought-about, Monday’s information comes as a aid, particularly after Chris Godwin‘s season-ending ACL tear.

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