Ronald Jones And Jason Pierre-Paul Both Out For Sunday

January 7th, 2022

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

So a week from the playoffs, who had Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Le’Veon Bell and Kenjon Barner in the pool of Bucs running backs to play?

But that is the stable of running backs the Bucs will lean on to close out the regular season on Sunday. Joe reported this on Wednesday night, but today, Bucco Bruce Arians officially announced that Ronald Jones will join Playoff Lenny on the sidelines.

So Vaughn, Bell and Barner will get the next-man-up treatment.

“They are ready to go and had a good week of practice,” Arians said of the promoted backs. “I’m anxious to see what they can do.”

Arians said he expected Playoff Lenny to be ready for the first home playoff game since January 2008 next week. As far as RoJo’s dinged up ankle? That’s touch-and-go, Arians suggested.

“RoJo can run straight but he still can’t cut,” Arians said.

Also joining RoJo on the sidelines will be outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul. The Bucs are hoping the extra rest helps JPP’s torn rotator cuff for the postseason run.

23 Responses to “Ronald Jones And Jason Pierre-Paul Both Out For Sunday”

  1. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Rojo has to lead the league in injury percentage.

  2. gbobucsfan Says:

    I’m expecting a big game from Vaughn. Dude already has big run against the Panthers. Confidence is a great thing!

  3. Sean Says:

    Rightly or wrongly, New Orleans, San Fran and Philly would prefer to see the Bucs in the first round as opposed to the Rams, Cowboys, or Cardinals. Hopefully, it’s a false hope– the GOAT goes thermonuclear with 5 TDs and the defense looks like the 2002 Bucs– but there have been a lot of inauspicious signs lately.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Hopefully we can get Shaq and JPP back for the playoffs

  5. Beeej Says:

    The whole thing rests on Grayson, Johnson and Miller.

  6. Brandon Says:

    Jmarkbuc Says:
    January 7th, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    Rojo has to lead the league in injury percentage.


    You lead this site in stupid comment percentage.

  7. Orlandobucsfan#1 Says:

    Rest anyone you can.
    Seeing as we beat Dallas we have 3rd seed locked up.

  8. crazybucs_CL Says:


  9. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    KEEEEEE-SHAWN!!!!!!!!! Solidify your role, son!

  10. Jmarkbuc Says:


    You forget your Prozac today?

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I really want to see more of LeVeon Bell.
    He really was a game changer, at one time.

  12. Bobby M. Says:

    Vaughn seems to be getting into game mode much quicker than before. I feel like he’s playing more fluid. I’m sure as a young guy who wasn’t getting many touches, there was at least some pressure to perform immediately. He seems to have settled down, knows his role and makes the best use of his talents. He could be a very good 3rd down back/back up. Nice change of pace to Fournette with very minimal wear and tear on his body. Frankly when i watch Rojo enter the game, i feel like an entire dynamic of our offense evaporates. He’s very mediocre in the passing game.

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Brandon, second that. I am interested to see more if what Bell can do.

  14. BA4President Says:

    Joe, is it realistic to think that JPP could provide a positive impact in the playoffs? This injury seems to be a lingering one.

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    I will be totally shocked if JPP is not on the field the playoffs.

  16. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    I am excited for Vaughn he has the spark ⚡️ channel it young man and run your heart out !

  17. HC Grover Says:

    It gets better and better…til the game.

  18. Orlandobucsfan#1 Says:

    Jimmy, you and me both. BA will need an age to keep JPP out.
    Go Vaughn!

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    Rest’em up coach. And if we have a significant lead in the 4th, rest up the nicked up ones too. We should beat the Panthers. I’m just hopin them 49ers stick it to them Rams. A 2nd seed would be nice.

  20. Asdf Says:

    Bell looked like he runs a 5 second 40yd dash….

  21. MadMax Says:

    God speed on your road to recovery big stars….you know wth is coming….do your best to be ready.

  22. Teacherman777 Says:

    Bell looks slow and skinny.

    Don’t expect much guys.

  23. Steven G Schassler Says:

    The silver lining to this nightmarish injury bug is that BL will BE FORCED to become creative and imaginative against the Panthers. Instead of running Rojo up the middle on 1st and 2nd (smh) expect the Bucs to pull out some trickery in this game, like the Jets did last week, like double end a rounds with Surreal Grayson crossing the line of scrimmage in 3rd or 4th gear. Perhaps a flea-flicker to Grayson past the safety. I’m sure the Bucs have a full bag of tricks they’ve yet to draw from. I think they’ll have to resort to the unexpected to get through the Panthers and the first playoff game while skill players heal.