Jaelon Darden And Jordan Whitehead Are Out

December 3rd, 2021

Bad news for the Bucs.

Starting safety Jordan Whitehead pulled a calf in practice this week and Bucco Bruce Arians said it could be a major injury. He will not play Sunday in Atlanta.

Jaelon Darden (concussion) is out, as well.

Arians said the Bucs have options at safety with Ross Cockrell and Andrew Adams. Mike Edwards is suspended three games for using a phony vaccination card.

27 Responses to “Jaelon Darden And Jordan Whitehead Are Out”

  1. tampabuscsbro Says:

    WAY TO GO MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Really happy you had to do that and way to go stroud.

    Stroud is a rat that cares more about moral high and wanting to get back at our teams QB for cutting your precious presser short.

  2. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    WTF (not the football team)! This is like a freaking Greek tragedy with all the injuries…and Whitehead’s injury didn’t even happen during a game.

  3. NCBucsfan Says:

    Horrible timing with Whitehead, in regards to the Edwards suspension!!!

  4. NCBucsfan Says:

    I can’t remember in recent memory a position the Bucs have had worse injury luck than this DB squad!! My god!

  5. Adrnagy Says:

    I like adams

  6. NCBucsfan Says:

    Yet another DB injury!!! WTF!!!!

  7. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This team has had too many injuries. Too many. Who’s playing safety?

  8. Robert Says:

    who’s returning kicks?

    and what’s with all these injuries. they were pretty injury free pre jab

  9. Swampbuc Says:

    I think it was only a matter of time before Darden coughed up a fatal fumble. The dude sucks — definitely a clone of App State Dextre Jackson.

    This is actually good news. Promote Mickens.

  10. NCBucsfan Says:

    What a shocker about Darden, noooot!!! Dude reminds me of Dexter Jackson so far!

  11. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Offense may need to score 40 on Sunday.
    5 td’s and 2 fg’s ought to do it..

  12. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Mickens is with the Jags now.

  13. SOEbuc Says:


    “Who’s returning kicks?”

    Gio kicks and Scotty punts what I heard.

  14. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    Imagine how bad this would be if SMB & Davis were still out…….truly disaster.

    As far as Whithead, being injury prone will cost him on his new contract.

  15. Beeej Says:

    Can Richard Sherman play free safety? It’s not an uncommon thing for older cornerbacks to transition there

  16. NCBucsfan Says:


    I believe Sherman is still injured.

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bucs cannot slight the Falcons. ATL is due for a win. I smell..Trap game.

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    What is this training and strength coach doing? All these strains and pulls, ever hear of stretching? Hire Guerrero full time, Tommy doesn’t pull anything just Giselle.

  19. cover deuce Says:

    In come the CBS, out go the Safety’s. Easy come, easy go.

  20. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The Bucs have needed a better returner this season, IMHO. Mickens wasn’t good and Darden is even worse. Is there a better returner on a practice squad or on the street?

  21. Will Says:

    Dang our DBs can’t catch a break. It’s actually frustrating and I’m wondering what’s going on with the training staff.

  22. Jersey buc Says:

    Now this is what pisses me off about Edwards. This sucks! Edwards can play and wouldn’t be that much of a downgrade with whitehead being out. Dam!

  23. BuccaneerButters Says:

    Golden opportunity wasted by Edwards here. I’ve been saying his absence would be worse than ABs. Looking like a shootout Sunday.

  24. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Andrew Adams is a decent player, when he gets a chance. Calm down, all is not lost.

  25. Beastmode2021 Says:

    But wait!!! Arians praised Cockrell during camp, “not preseason “ and said he could play both ways. Chris Cooper was given the 4th safety spo because he did soooo good on ST during preseason, but was quickly demoted to PS and they brought back Adams who they initially got rid of. Is this the NFL or Bosom Buddies???? I like you better than him so we’ll keep you. Where are these so called stars they pumped up during preseason? Please let the best players play!!! Why did they get rid of the leading safety tackler from preseason? This is a joke and now they’re down!

  26. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Adams signed as a free agent with Philly, the Bucs didn’t “get rid of him”.

  27. chaingang Says:

    Darden looks like a middle school kid trying to run it back in the nfl