Shoulder Injury Ends Jamel Dean’s Day

December 1st, 2019

Knocked out

A sad note from today’s Bucs beating of the Jaguars was Jamel Dean leaving the game early in the first half with a shoulder injury.

He did not return.

The Bucs’ rookie cornerback on the rise had a long history of injuries in college at Auburn University, and he battled multiple issues early in his Bucs career before today.

Joe hopes Dean makes a speedy recovery, but his latest setback is especially interesting because whether he can return or not could affect how the Bucs perceive the cornerback position entering the 2020 offseason.

Joe would think the Bucs would pursue a quality veteran corner when free agency rolls around in March, but they also would want Dean to play through the end of this season as a starter to see what they really have in him.

Hopefully, Dean gets back on the field healthy this month. He needs the experience and the Bucs need the evaluation time.

15 Responses to “Shoulder Injury Ends Jamel Dean’s Day”

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    This is the time of year where you place players on IR and tell them to be ready for training camp.

  2. JimmyJack Says:

    Please help us football God’s!!!! We have taken our fair share of misfortune with Beckwidth and with J.Evans.

    Give us Dean back fully healthy…..plee3easses!!!

  3. Buc Wild Says:

    We need Byron Jones or Chris Harris either way, but I hope Dean can stay healthy. We need to go ahead and sign Clinton Dix while we’re at it !

  4. unbelievable Says:

    Ugh, hated seeing that.

    He’s been arguably our best CB the last few weeks.

    You hope this is just a setback for a few weeks and something minor. And not something that ends up detailing his entire career, but with injury history who knows.

  5. ViejoSombrero Says:

    Don’t worry guys. Lichtenstein has already sent 3 scouts to Tampa International Airport flying out for evaluation of some of the “best” Defensive Back prospects from Eastern State University and Appalachian State.

    By Memorial Day we will have a fresh crop of 5 new DBs from the draft

  6. Bobby Says:

    Actually Licht’s picks are starting to develop. You can’t label players so quickly. Hargreaves is the only one who deserved the bust label so far.

  7. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Jamel Dean is the real deal. A 3-4 game streak of good play is a lot different than a single flash for one game. I’m just happy that it is a shoulder–not one of his knees.

    Arians said he could have played, but the coaches preferred to hold him out, to ensure he can play next week.

  8. BucsNY96 Says:

    No coincidence that once he left the passing game of the Jags opened up. Ryan Smith is bad! Really bad & doesn’t understand the position. He can tackle @ least & need to b/c he gives up sooo much catches.

    Let’s hope Dean gets back…

  9. orlbucfan Says:

    I’ve been wondering about Beckwith and sure as s— sticks to a shingle, he was a victim of Buc Luck/injury. Dean, please get well.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    That’s great news if true, crack pipe

  11. SOEbuc Says:

    Get well Jamel.

  12. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    “That’s great news if true…”

    Of course, coaches have been known to say a lot of things, some more accurate than others. But I’m hopeful.

  13. Brandon Says:

    Pursue a quality veteran CB in March, why? So he can take snaps away from the 3 promising CBs we have now. FYI, according to profootballreference, both Deab and Davis are allowing opposing QBs to complete less than half of all passes against them this season. We don’t need to pay any vets. we have quality young players that need to play.

  14. BucHead588 Says:

    I would love to see Bucs sign Bradberry if panthers don’t resign him but I doubt he’s who they go after SMB has played his ass off to dam this Secondary is coming to life Bucs need to resign Barrett An One of Nassib or JPP I’m thinking Nassib might be a little cheaper I’d be happy with Barrett an one of the 2

  15. Jeff Says:

    Dean was a bad pick because of the long history of injuries.