Buccaneers middle Ryan Jensen feared to have suffered season-ending knee harm

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bracing for brutal information within the early phases of coaching camp.

NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday morning, per sources, that, because the workforce awaits closing phrase, the worry is Professional Bowl middle Ryan Jensen has suffered a season-ending knee harm.

On Thursday, Jensen was carted off the observe discipline after getting twisted up throughout a observe rep. The Professional Bowler chucked his helmet whereas susceptible on the turf, indicating the severity of the harm.

If he is certainly carried out for the season, it is a large blow to Tom Brady and the Bucs. Jensen signed a three-year, $39 million contract in March to return as Brady’s pivot, hoping to solidify an inside offensive line that misplaced each guards from final season.

Now the Bucs are poised to interrupt in three new inside blockers. Robert Hainsey, drafted within the third spherical final yr, is the main in-house candidate to interchange Jensen at middle.

Tampa may additionally look so as to add a veteran, with free-agent choices together with JC Tretter, Matt Paradis and Billy Worth, amongst others.

Dropping Jensen, and the toughness he brings to the inside, for the whole season is a tough method for the Bucs to start out their quest to return to the Tremendous Bowl. However we have seen Brady win with inexperienced facilities previously.