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Bucs’ Jamel Dean gets another shot with Carlton Davis out vs. Cards

The Bucs rookie cornerback, who gave up three touchdown passes vs. Seattle, should see playing time Sunday
Published Nov. 8
Updated Nov. 8

TAMPA — Bucs cornerback Jamel Dean won’t have to wait long to erase the memory of his first NFL rookie start in which he gave up three of the five touchdown passes thrown by Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson last Sunday.

Starting cornerback Carlton Davis will miss his second straight game with a hip injury, coach Bruce Arians said Friday. That means Dean, the third-round pick from Auburn, could start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Arians said it’s probably helpful for Davis that he will have a chance this week to build on what was his first real regular-season experience in Seattle. Dean also had four passes defended and five tackles in Sunday’s 40-34 loss to the Seahawks.

"It really is,'' Arians said. "To have to eat it, now you get to go out and prove you really belong. He did a great job getting ready to play.

"It was a good, solid week of work and I’m anxious to see our secondary bounce back and accept the challenge.''

Outside linebackers Carl Nassib (groin) and Anthony Nelson (hamstring) will also miss Sunday’s game. They will be replaced by former Cardinals and Bears outside linebacker Sam Acho, who signed this week, and rookie Kahzin Daniels, who was promoted from the practice squad and should see some extensive playing time.

"Kahzin, he’s ready to go, he’s been here the whole time,'' Arians said. "Sam is really bright and was kind of in the system for a lot of years and had a lot of recall. And he’s a pro.''


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