Report: JPP Will Be Ready To Play In Week 8

October 3rd, 2019

TMZ Sports has caught up to Jason Pierre-Paul.

JPP is seen working out (here’s the link) and he appears to say he’s in the best shape of his life while he calls attention to his six-pack abs.

The TMZ report claims JPP could play in Week 7 but the Bucs have to wait until Week 8 to play him at Tennessee. They have a bye the previous Sunday. In September, JPP was cleared for football related rehabilitation following his neck fracture in early May. That didn’t mean he was clear to practice, just rehab.

It’s exciting news, but Joe will have to see it to believe it. But how exciting is it to imagine JPP, say, getting back to full strength in December with the Bucs still in the playoff hunt?

54 Responses to “Report: JPP Will Be Ready To Play In Week 8”

  1. The Graham Tram Says:

    eggplant emoji

  2. neal Says:

    As a long time Bucs fan i know i shouldn’t get my hopes up, but good lord just imagine Shaq and JPP coming off of opposite edges, or JPP lining up at end with Shaq on his outside shoulder.

  3. JimmyJack Says:

    Heck freaking yes!!!!

    This just got me even hungrier to eat some W’s…….New Orleans and London don’t look so brutal and this team might just chew up and spit out this road trip like any good team would!!!

    Then you talking about getting JPP back into the mix. Add in Devin White hopefully hitting his stride!!!

    This has the makings of a team hitting it’s peak at a really good time!!

  4. ocala Says:

    Dare I say the Bucs could have a dominant pass rush this year?

    JPP on one side and Shaq on the other with Vea and Suh. Wow!!

  5. JP_09 Says:

    Don’t forget Patrick Peterson too!!!

  6. Bojim Says:

    That would be nice.

  7. Aceofaerospace Says:

    So many games look winnable now.

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    JPP @ RT and Barrett at ROLB with Vea in the middle should give OC’s and QB’s nightmares. Suh and Nassib on the left completes the picture.

  9. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Cool! He’ll be playing for the Cardinals game … see ya JJ in the south EZ

  10. bucsince79 aka bumaneer Says:

    JPP is a beast!!! He gives it 100% What a blessing if he can be cleared to return.

  11. BucEmUp Says:

    Gosh….Jason Licht and Stale biscuit have gotten in way over their heads with the roster.Shaq, jpp, vea, suh, nassib…..what was ol stale bisquit thinking coming here trying to turn this garbage dumpster around.

    I fear the truth may actually be getting revealed right before our very eyes.NOW STOP GIVING 10 YARD CUSHION IN COVERAGE!!!!!!!!

  12. BetterBucFan Says:

    Thank you for that response Graham Tram.

    eggplant emoji indeed

  13. Tackleblockwin Says:

    JPP might be a little crazy. He might be a little goofy. But one thing he is definitely not is a slacker. If he says he is in great shape I believe him 100%. Love this guy being a Buc. Can’t wait till we see him on the field.

  14. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Great news ..the calvary!

  15. Ndog Says:

    This is the exact game I predicted when I heard it was a non displaced fracture

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    But we don’t have Dee Ford (sarcasm)

  17. Buc1987 Says:


  18. buc15 Says:

    Eggplant for me too

  19. Elita Vita Says:

    So the Bucs only have 2 games left before JPP joins the forces? Only the Saints and the Panthers (games which I believe we can win) will not have JPP playing. Let’s keep positive and have confidence. Let’s Win!!!!

  20. DooshLaRue Says:

    ndog, you are a genius on so many levels.

    Praise be.

  21. DooshLaRue Says:

    Eggplant and a water droplets for me.

  22. Ndog Says:

    Thanks Doosh, but seriously I don’t know why everyone was thinking he wouldn’t play again I mean yes it was his neck but it was a crack, not displaced, so once that heals it’s pretty much the same and from what I have been told is not any more likely to get broken again.

  23. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Sarcasm? Then you could work for TMZ. Did you see the last sentence of that story.

    “The Bucs are currently 2-2 with a pretty stacked pass-rush.”

    Joe is not impressed by that sentence. LMAO

  24. AwShbucs Says:

    Now all we gotta do is trade for #1 Corner so we can put VH3 and MJ Stewart where they belong, nickel and the bench respectively, and stop the bleeding in the secondary.

    I dont care who it is as long as they are legit. Jalen Ramsey, Pat Pete, Xavian Howard, go get one of them!

    If we do we should absolutely compete for a deep post season berth perhaps more.

  25. DB55 Says:

    Told ya nothing a chicken and some prayers couldn’t handle.

  26. NashvilleBuc Says:

    @JimmyJack – Actual LOL. Get well JPP and let’s eat some freakin W’s!!!!

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Believe it ONLY when it is confirmed. TMZ, people. LoL.

    Regardless, he wants out of Tampa, so he’ll be gone next year.

  28. orlbucfan Says:

    What’s with the eggplant emoji? If eggplant isn’t cooked long enuff, you will have farts from here to outer space. Truth!

  29. TonyC Says:

    @buccaneer bobzai
    Show me the quote where JPP says he wants out of Tampa. You have inside info?

  30. CPN Says:

    How does JPP recover? Idk i’m pessimistic about the injury he faced. Hopefully he does well though! I’m rooting for him.

  31. FanO’Bucs Says:

    Could the Bucs afford to keep JPP and Shaq? And Winston, abs Godwin, and a possible bet corner, in addition to retaining the other valuable players? Lol

  32. FanO’Bucs Says:

    ..and Godwin, and a possible vet corner..

  33. Pittsshore Says:

    TMZ?? You may as well have said it came from fake news CNN. Fake News Joe. He ain’t coming back.

  34. Defense Rules Says:

    FanO’Bucs … Nice list of four, but you might want to look at all the others who’ll be needing new contracts next year. Personally I’d start with Ndamukong Suh, because without him our defense would be a LOT less effective. Suh AND Vea are brutal together. Take away either one & our DLine would change considerably , as would our effectiveness in stopping the run.

  35. JimmyJack Says:

    DR I am with you. Suh is doing a lot of the dirty work that gets little glory but he has been an insturmental piece to what this defense does well. The numbers speak for themselfs.

    #1 Run defense…..and doing it while facing MacCaffery, Barkley and Gurley. If them teams have success running the ball it takes away a lot of our passrush opportunities. Goff threw over 60 times last game. That’s 60 times Shaq got to pin his ears back. This doesn’t happen without our run stuffers…..Not to mention they do a excellent job collapsing the pocket.

    Our defense is literally revolving around Suh and VitaV right now. We must keep Barret cause his skillset is nearly impossible to replace. After him I’d gotta try to keep Suh if possible. Very pivatol piese.

  36. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Should JPP be in football shape, tuned up and ready to go full bore against Seattle in week that would be smashing!

    Our young DBs should be seasoned and ready to go for that game and the second half of the season will be full of promise.

  37. teacherman777 Says:

    He fought harder in 1 season than GMC did his whole career!

    JPP is a God!

  38. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Ooops … against Seattle in week 9 … that is

  39. Howard Cosell Says:

    The Rams are starting to take control in Seattle.
    So the Rmas are beating the Seahawks in Seattle.
    That means last weeks game was no fluke and it’s not
    the Rams are getting worse it’s that the Bucs are getting better.
    Wow. Are the Bucs actually not going to suck this year?
    Howard still can’t wrap his pea-brain around the concept of a good Bucs team!
    Go Bucs!?

  40. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow… Zuerlein pulled a Gay…

  41. FanO’Bucs Says:


  42. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    From the linked story: “Don’t feel too bad for JPP, he’s reportedly made over $72 mil in his NFL career.”

    Warren Sapp could help him spend it.

  43. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    People thought I was crazy! Non-displaced fractures in people under 60 have a great rate of success. Ad the fact that it’s a very small bone. I’m sure they also got some legal HGH to raise the chances of success.

    It is incredibly difficult for most people to maintain defensive line body weight, and a six-pack at the same time. Go JPP!

  44. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    The Graham Tram Says:
    “eggplant emoji”

    Could someone explain this to me? The only eggplant reference I can think of was covered by Eddie Murphy in “Raw,” and it’s not nice.

  45. Rod Munch Says:

    Barack’s Crack Pipe – I’m pretty sure Larry Sinclair gets the reference.

  46. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    “Barack’s Crack Pipe – I’m pretty sure Larry Sinclair gets the reference.”

    The reference to my username, he would. Larry from the largest ever DC press conference that all the press present totally pretended never happened. LOL

  47. Ricordo Says:

    If he returns in 2018 shape…dayum!

    That’ll be one heck of a D-line.

  48. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    I would add that once a bone heals properly, the mended area is almost always stronger than the tissue above and below the break.

  49. webster Says:

    Who would have guessed pittshore is a fox news fan? Shocker!!!! I mean i would never have guessed that with all his jameis bashing. I mean i am truly stunned.

  50. BetterBucFan Says:

    Barack’s Crack Pipe,

    The eggplant emoji is a euphemism for an erect penis. The reason for that is the eggplant emoji looks extremely phallic.

  51. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    TonyC Says
    “@buccaneer bobzai
    Show me the quote where JPP says he wants out of Tampa. You have inside info?”

    It shows in his new deal. His original deal was not guaranteed next year, so the Bucs would have had the option to release him. Therefore, they had no motivation to drop the final year of his contract.

    To reduce his salary this year, they released him from that year…and since they had not motivation to do it themselves, this means he and his agent requested it in negotiations.

  52. neal Says:

    Lol @ Pisswhore and all the people bitching that it is TMZ. Did you watch the video? it was JPP himself talking. Y’all that scream “fake News” are apparently too stupid to actually read the damn thing.

  53. neal Says:

    “this means he and his agent requested it in negotiations.” no it mean the Bucs made him do it. Why would a player request less money? you obviously have no idea what your talking about. Just stick to speaking on things you know, and leave the rest for people that have a clue what they are saying lol.

  54. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    BetterBucFan Says:
    “The eggplant emoji is a euphemism for an erect penis. The reason for that is the eggplant emoji looks extremely phallic.”

    OK thanks. Everyone is excited!

    It kinda sucks, to me, that they let JPP out of his 2020 season. Now he has no real trade value. I guess we could still get a comp pick for losing him in free agency, though.

    Go Bucs!