The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they will be placing cornerback Carlton Davis III on the injured reserve list Thursday afternoon. Davis, who injured his quad playing special teams this past Sunday against the New England Patriots, will miss a minimum of three weeks.
We’ve placed CB Carlton Davis III on injured reserve.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) October 7, 2021
Attrition has hit the Buccaneers cornerback room hard thus far this season with Sean Murphy-Bunting already on the IR list after his week one injury. The team signed All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman last week to assist the team with its cornerback depth issues. Sherman played nearly every snap in Sunday’s win against the Patriots after only being apart of the team for three practices. If there could be some optimism for cornerback Jamel Dean to play this Sunday, he would need to have practiced at a full status come Friday’s final injury report.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins Injury Report (10/7/21): pic.twitter.com/qYOBmTK422
— Buccaneers Communications (@BuccaneersComms) October 7, 2021
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network has reported that Davis could be out anywhere from 4-6 weeks.
The #Bucs placed CB Carlton Davis on Injured Reserve, which knocks him out 3 games at least. The ballpark is 4-6 weeks for his quad injury, I’m told, so expect to see him in November.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 7, 2021
The Buccaneers will face their easiest part of their 2021 schedule over the next four weeks. This could give them some much needed time to rest players and get them back healthy, especially at cornerback. Over this time, players like Dee Delaney and Ross Cockrell will more than likely see a spike in playing time as the Buccaneers await the injury bug to part ways with the team.