Jason Pierre-Paul Starts Practicing Today

October 15th, 2019

The pads come on for Jason Pierre-Paul tomorrow.

A fractured neck in May followed by months in a neck brace have given way to almost real football for JPP, the Bucs’ 12 1/2 sack man last year.

Bucco Bruce Arians said today that while the Bucs’ active players are off starting tomorrow through Sunday, JPP will practice in pads Tuesday and Wednesday, working under supervision with and against practice squad offensive linemen at One Buc Palace.

Joe is mildly hopeful that JPP will look good, stay strong and be activated to return against the Titans on Oct. 27, the Bucs’ first game after their bye week. But man, a fractured neck is no joke, and JPP could have a long way to reach football shape.

Plus, JPP playing would pull snaps from Carl Nassib and Shaq Barrett. If JPP isn’t 100 percent, he may not be better than either of those guys for a while.

JPP closed last season with one sack and one quarterback hit in his final four games as he grinded through knee pain and issues.

Joe’s hoping the dominant version of JPP will be seen again in Tampa. Joe wouldn’t bet against a guy who literally blew chunks of his hand off and returned to play defensive line.

26 Responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul Starts Practicing Today”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    Some positive news…

    I still think it’s at least a month before he’s ready to really play, but who knows? Some guys are freak healers…

    But can he play RG or RT???

  2. Lamarcus Says:

    Sad situation Jpp is coming to with that secondary.

    Vh3 looks like a undrafted free agent practice squad player. Why is he still here is beyond me.

    Maybe Jpp can stop the bleeding with a few hurries and Qb hits

  3. BrianBucs Says:

    Can he play QB?

  4. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Careful Brian Ndog, Tmax, or DB55 is going to come in here and go ham for calling out our awful QB.

  5. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Careful Brian Ndog, Tmax, or DB55 is going to come in here and go insane for calling out our awful QB.

  6. Ray Bucbolt Says:

    Can he play CB? Man, this team has a lot of holes. We’re perpetually 2 years away from a good team.

  7. ElBajito43 Says:

    Jameis Winston is a future hall of famer and will win 3 World Series with the Dodgers coming out of the bullpen

  8. Clean House Says:

    It’s pretty insane this guy brakes his neck and comes back

  9. Hodad Says:

    Whoopie! Playoffs baby! The missing piece of the puzzle is back! No stopping us now!

  10. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:


  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    Judging by what we’ve seen the last couple of games, we need all the help we can get.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    Wait a minute, we have practice squad offensive linemen? Why have we been hiding them? They can’t do any worse. Promote them now.

  13. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Welcome back, JPP! The Haitian Hurricane can only help a defensive line that is looking decent already.

    Our defense played well enough to win in London, even with VHIII playing outside. The turnovers were the difference. Nassib and Barrett might share some of their snaps with Jason, but don’t forget that JPP can rotate inside as well. We really are kind of deep now across the defensive line, base 3 or 4.

  14. adam from ny Says:

    you can bring in jpp…

    but shaq barrett has been rendered useless the past 2 games…

    go figure…

    it’s like he doesn’t even exist

  15. Easy Says:

    Nassib or Nelson will be limited when he comes back, but both have been sub par all year long.

  16. D-Rome Says:

    So what? Who cares? Trading for JPP was not a good move in hindsight. JPP did not help this team win games last year and his contract is an albatross on the salary cap. The 3rd round pick would have probably been more helpful.

  17. donuts Says:

    I don’t expect much if any impact on the front 7. He has never played in a 3-4 and is 2 months behind everyone else so conditioning will be a big question mark.

  18. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    donuts Says:
    “He… is 2 months behind everyone else so conditioning will be a big question mark.”

    Perhaps not so big. He skips voluntary workouts and shows up in shape. I figure his first game back, they may limit his snaps. Maybe.

  19. down in the dirt doug Says:

    We brought in a new head coach and the largest support staff in the NFL. We were told that things are going well.We were told that the defense has been fixed.I an beginning to distrust BA’s remarks!!!!!!

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    What a waste of time. Hopefully he just gets hurt quickly and moves on. Having a moron like jpp on roster will do far more damage to young players than the good his 3 or 4 sacks will for this crapshow basement dwelling franchise

  21. BigHog Says:

    Trummaxcom why don’t you stick to picking on AOC! !!

  22. buc15 Says:

    JPP’s leadership will help out big time even if he isn’t in football shape.

  23. The Coroner Says:

    Trade JPP. Use the money to pay Jalen Ramsey after trading for him.

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The man is Superhuman.

    Too bad he wants out of Tampa.

    And before anyone asks my source, think it through. Tampa had no reason to eliminate the final year of his contract because it was not guaranteed. That means JPP wanted it eliminated.

    And to think…the Bucs didn’t even need that cap money, because they’ve done nothing with it.

  25. 813bucboi Says:

    JPP will help our pass rush and secondary…..

    teams cant just lock down shaq anymore….

    with JPP and shaq, QBs wont have time to sit back and be comfortable all game long….

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  26. BA FAN Says:

    PFF overcame his hand injury and will overcome his neck injury. It is just a question of how soon and I expect him to eventually help our pass rush. Opposing teams can neutralize one pass rusher but they can’t stop two of them. We need to go back to jamming WRs and using blitzing from all directions. It worked great against the Rams. The problem is when a team has a QB who is a good runner too, but with White back he has the speed to be the perfect spy to stop QB runs. This game in London our defense primarily was a zone defense that does not work with our personnel.