Welcome to 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans. Your New Years surprise was two of the top defensive players ruled out for Sunday’s game. Devin White and Shaq Barrett.
That’s already enough bad news, but it seems the virus has spread around the defense more than previously thought.
The Bucs also have placed DT Steve McLendon on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He also will miss Sunday’s game.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) January 1, 2021
It is unclear if Steve McLendon will be available for Wildcard weekend, or if he has even tested positive for the virus. If McLendon was just a close contact, he should be available next week, but a positive test could put things in jeopardy.
We’ll provide updates as more information becomes available.