The Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary cannot catch a break when it comes to health. Two of the team's top-3 corners in Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting were already down entering Sunday night's game with the Patriots. Now, it appears that second-year safety Antoine Winfield Jr. will miss some time.
Bruce Arians told reporters Monday that Winfield Jr. "will likely" miss the Week 5 tilt with the Miami Dolphins after exiting the Patriots matchup early with a concussion. Winfield Jr. -who racked up seven tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception during his time on the field- was having one of his best games as a Buc before the injury. Carlton Davis III, the team's No. 1 corner, also had to leave the game early for what was later deemed as a quad injury and will be out for "a while", according to Arians.
"It's gonna be hard [for Antoine] to get out of the [concussion] protocol this week, probably, just because of the timing and the trip," Arians told reporters on Monday. "Carlton [Davis] is in the MRI tube and I don't know how long the injury is gonna be. So, we'll get more guys that are going to have to step in and step up."
Winfield Jr. was the Bucs' second-round pick out of Minnesota in 2020 and currently has 25 total tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, and three pass deflections through the first four weeks of the season.
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