The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed defensive end Adrian Clayborn on injured reserve since he tore his biceps, and he is in the final year of his rookie contract.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn will sit out the 2014 season as the team has placed him on injured reserve with a torn biceps.
The defensive end has had a disappointing career after being a first-round pick in the 2011 draft and being expected to be a force on the Buccaneers defense.
However, he has an extensive injury history. This became evident in 2012 when Clayborn missed 13 games with a knee injury. This is probably why the Buccaneers declined to exercise the fifth-year option on Clayborn’s rookie contract, and he will be a free agent after this season.
Re-signing the 2011 first-round pick would be a somewhat surprising move by the Buccaneers if they did it since he seemingly has no more room to grow.
The Buccaneers may be in even deeper trouble this week since fellow starting defensive end Michael Johnson is questionable for the next game with an ankle injury.
Luckily for the Buccaneers, they are facing the St. Louis Rams, who are facing severe problems at quarterback.