On Friday, Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul posted a video of him undergoing a surgical procedure.
According to Rick Stroud, Pierre-Paul underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee and is expected to be recovered in three-four weeks.
This surgery is unrelated to Pierre-Paul’s cervical fracture from last year and the Buccaneers do not expect him to miss much if any time during training camp.
Pierre-Paul, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract with New York before agreeing to a four-year, $62 million contract that included $40 million guaranteed.
The Giants later traded Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers in 2018 for third- and fourth-round picks. Pierre-Paul stood to make base salaries of $13,250,000 (2019) and $11,250,000 (2020) over the remainder of the contract when he agreed to a restructured contract that made 2019 the final year of his deal.
Pierre-Paul returned to the Buccaneers on a two-year, $27 million deal this offseason.
In 2019, Pierre-Paul appeared in 10 games and recorded 27 total tackles, nine tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and two pass defenses.