Former Bucs OLB Visits AFC Team

Former Bucs move rusher Jason Pierre-Paul is looking for a brand new dwelling after 4 seasons in Tampa. On Thursday, he visited with the Baltimore Ravens, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Pierre-Paul performed injured for a lot of the 2021 season, and it clearly impacted his manufacturing. He totaled 2.5 sacks – his lowest mark since he was restricted to at least one in eight video games in the course of the 2015 season. Following the Bucs’ NFC Divisional Spherical loss to the Rams in January, the 33-year-old stated he would take into consideration his future following shoulder surgical procedure. After 12 seasons and a lot of accidents, retirement gave the impression to be an choice. Nonetheless, he indicated in February that he wasn’t achieved with soccer.

Bucs OLBs Jason Pierre-Paul and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka – Picture by: Cliff Welch/PR

Tampa Bay made it clear this offseason that it was shifting on from the veteran, who got here to city by way of commerce in 2018. The Bucs need 2021 first-round decide Joe Tryon-Shoyinka to step right into a beginning function reverse Shaquil Barrett. To not point out, the crew’s prime decide within the 2022 Draft, Logan Corridor, is sporting Pierre-Paul’s No. 90. The Bucs should still have room for some veteran pass-rushing depth, nevertheless it received’t be Pierre-Paul.

It was a productive tenure again dwelling in Tampa for Pierre-Paul, who performed his faculty ball at USF. He posted 12.5 sacks in 2018, changing into the primary Buc to document double-digit sacks in a season since Simeon Rice did it in 2005. Then, he adopted that up with 8.5 sacks in 2019 and 9.5 in 2020. He was a Professional Bowl choice in 2020 and, after all, went on to earn his second Tremendous Bowl ring. In 54 video games (52 begins) with Tampa Bay, Pierre-Paul completed with 33 sacks, 55 quarterback hits, eight compelled fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

If Pierre-Paul does signal with the Ravens, he’ll return to Raymond James Stadium as a customer in Week 8, when Baltimore visits for a Thursday Night time Soccer matchup.

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