Bucs’ Kwon Alexander (torn ACL) out for the leisure of season
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now down arguably their most efficient defensive player.
An MRI confirmed that center linebacker Kwon Alexander suffered a torn ACL, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source advisable. ESPN first reported the news.
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter confirmed the news right thru his Monday news convention.
Alexander suffered the whine gradual in the first 1/2 of Sunday’s 26-23 beyond regular time purchase over the Cleveland Browns. He for the time being ranks second on the team in tackles (forty five) on the aid of linebacker Lavonte David’s forty eight, and the shortcoming of Alexander leaves a hole on the center linebacker bother. The bother is additionally a deepest blow for Alexander, who is determined to be a free agent following the season.
The Buccaneers are already without inner linebacker Kendall Beckwith, who is on the NFI checklist whereas getting greater from an offseason ankle bother, and Jack Cichy, who changed Alexander in opposition to the Browns, additionally suffered a torn ACL on Sunday and could perchance perchance depart out the the leisure of the seaosn, per Koetter.
Tampa is now down to four healthy linebackers on the active fifty three-player roster: David, Adarius Taylor, Devante Bond and Cameron Lynch.
The Buccaneers occupy linebacker Eric Nzeocha on the practice squad, nonetheless it absolutely wouldn’t shock to acknowledge the team host linebackers on exercise visits in the cease to future with a sight to bolster noteworthy-wished depth.