NFL roundup: Latest league news from Thursday, Sept. 23

Jason Pierre-Paul sought a second opinion on his shoulder injury and received a simple recommendation: Take the week off.

Pierre-Paul has been advised to rest his shoulder this week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, likely leaving the edge rusher as a candidate for the inactive list for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Week 3 meeting with the Los Angeles Rams.

Pierre-Paul did not participate in the Buccaneers' Wednesday practice and was listed with hand and shoulder injuries. Pierre-Paul played through the hand injury in Sunday's win over Atlanta, but the shoulder injury has him considered day-to-day, coach Bruce Arians told reporters Wednesday.

Pierre-Paul played in all 16 games of Tampa Bay's Super Bowl-winning campaign last year, and hasn't missed a game since the 2019 season. He's gone without a sack in his first two games after recording 18 combined between 2019 and 2020.

The Buccaneers remain red hot after starting 2-0 in 2021. They'll hope to have Pierre-Paul for Sunday, but have personnel capable of filling the void in the event the veteran can't go against the upstart Rams.

Injuries/COVID-19

Roster signings

  • The Houston Texans signed practice squad kicker Joey Slye to the active roster, and elevated quarterback Jeff Driskel and receiver Chris Moore to the active roster.
  • The New York Jets signed safety Sheldrick Redwine to the practice squad.
  • The Chicago Bears signed linebacker Rashad Smith to the practice squad.
  • The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive tackle Anthony Rush to the practice squad.

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