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Buccaneers' Deone Bucannon: Elevated from practice squad
Bucannon was elevated from Tampa Bay's practice squad Saturday.
Bucannon suited up with the Bucs in the team's wild-card win against Washington, where he recorded 16 snaps on special teams. The linebacker will aim to contribute additional snaps in Sunday evening's divisional-round game against the Saints.... See More ... See Less
Deone Bucannon: Leaving Tampa Bay
Bucannon was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday.
Bucannon logged 16 snaps on special teams in Saturday night's wild-card win over Washington, but that apparently will be the extent of his contributions.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Deone Bucannon: Elevated for Saturday
Bucannon was elevated to Tampa Bay's active roster from the practice squad Friday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The 28-year-old recently joined the Bucs' practice squad and will now join the team for Saturday's wild-card matchup at Washington. Bucannon didn't see game action this season and had 28 tackles (16 solo) in 14 games between the Buccaneers and Giants in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Deone Bucannon: Inked to practice squad
Bucannon was added to the Falcons' practice squad Tuesday after being waived earlier in the day, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
NFL teams are permitted to stash more veteran depth than usual this season, with the NFL and NFLPA agreeing to allow practice squads to add up to six players with more than two accrued seasons (rather than the prior limit of two players). Bucannon made 14 appearances last year for the Giants and Buccaneers with just one start, but between 2015 and 2018 he started 47 of the 54 games he appeared in for Arizona. Head coach Dan Quinn said he wants "roster-ready" players on the practice squad, and Bucannon provides Atlanta with both recent regular-season experience, as well as the versatility to line up at both linebacker and defensive back.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Deone Bucannon: Links up with Atlanta
Bucannon has agreed to terms on a contract with the Falcons, William McFadden of the team's official site reports.
Bucannon offers Atlanta's defense key depth as a versatile linebacker/safety hybrid with veteran experience. The 2014 first-round pick racked up 28 tackles (16 solo) across 14 combined games with the Giants and Buccaneers last season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Deone Bucannon: Racks up 25 stops in 2019
Bucannon recorded 25 tackles (15 solo) across nine contests in 2019.
Bucannon played a reserve/rotational role in New York's linebacker corps to begin the 2019 campaign, but he saw a steady increase in workload down the stretch. That culminated Week 16 against Washington, during which Bucannon notched seven tackles (two solo). The veteran is now set to become an unrestricted free agent.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Deone Bucannon: Active for Week 16
Bucannon (illness) is active for the team's Week 16 matchup against Washington, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Bucannon appeared on the injury report Saturday but has recovered enough to be active. He's steadily seen his workload increase of late and played in a season-high 34 snaps in Week 15 against Miami.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Deone Bucannon: Added to injury report
Bucannon has been added to the injury report as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Redskins due to an illness, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Bucannon's status will depend on how he is feeling closer to kickoff. If he is unable to go, Josiah Tauaefa will be the only depth available at inside linebacker behind Alec Ogletree and David Mayo.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Deone Bucannon: Joins Giants
Bucannon signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Elsen of the team's official website reports.
Bucannon, a first-round pick in 2014, was recently released by the Buccaneers. He is expected to help provide depth at outside linebacker for the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Deone Bucannon: Released by Bucs
Bucannon was let go by Tampa Bay on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The veteran linebacker had to be looking forward to playing a game in London, England, on Sunday, but following his release, he won't get an opportunity to do so. According to Schefter, it's expected that Bucannon will get an opportunity to play elsewhere. The 27-year-old was not seeing regular opportunities with the Bucs up to this point in the season, managing just three tackles through five weeks.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Deone Bucannon: Left off injury report
Bucannon (knee) wasn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday's practice, suggesting he's fully healthy.
Bucannon suffered the injury during the team's third preseason game, but as evidenced by this news, avoided anything serious and was deemed healthy. The 27-year-old could start should Lavonte David (knee) sit out, but Bucannon figures to have a role on defense and special teams regardless for Week 1 against the 49ers.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Deone Bucannon: Suffers knee injury
Bucannon picked up a knee injury during Friday night's preseason game against Cleveland, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Bucannon was ruled out for the remainder of the exhibition, though according to Greg Auman of The Athletic, he isn't expected to miss any significant time. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Deone Bucannon: Signing made official
Bucannon signed a one-year contract, $2.5 million contract with the Buccaneers on Wednesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Bucannon receives $1.45 million guaranteed, per Spotrac.com. The deal is essentially a low-risk, "prove-it" contract for a versatile young talent whom head coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles are already familiar with. The Bucs' new head man had a hand in making Bucannon a first-round pick out of Washington State in 2014, and Bowles directly oversaw the 26-year-old's transition from safety to linebacker as Arizona's defensive coordinator during Bucannon's rookie season. While Tampa has a significant need at linebacker in the wake of Kwon Alexander's departure to the 49ers via free agency, Smith notably mentions that Bucannon is likely to be used "in a variety of ways" under Bowles, including as a possible linebacker/safety hybrid.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Deone Bucannon: En route to Tampa
The Buccaneers are expected to sign Bucannon, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Bucannon has familiarity with the Bucs' new coaching staff, having worked under Bruce Arians for his first four seasons and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as a rookie in 2014. Those four campaigns marked Bucannon's most productive as a pro, as he ranged between 82 and 112 tackles each year. Under the one-year experiment that was Steve Wilks, though, Bucannon fell off a cliff, playing just 34.9 percent of the defensive snaps en route to 38 tackles. Bucannon will hope for a revival as he mans the dollar linebacker position in Bowles' scheme.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Deone Bucannon: Will play Sunday
Bucannon (chest) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports.
Bucannon was a limited participant in practice throughout the week as he returns from a three-game absence. The outside linebacker has logged just 21 tackles in 10 games this season.... See More ... See Less
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