Adrian Clayborn Injury: Buccaneers DE should be fine in a few days

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Clayborn injured his groin yesterday and spent the day on the stationary bike, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect he'll be fine.

Adrian Clayborn's groin injury is not as serious as previously feared. Greg Schiano said that the defensive end should miss a few days. Clayborn was at 80% before today, Schiano noted, and he was riding the stationary bike during practice today. That generally means it's not too serious.

Unfortunately, every day missed can be an issue for a player rehabbing a knee injury. Clayborn had been making good progress and was slowly ramping up his participation in practice, but that progress is now halted for at least a few days. The Buccaneers need Adrian Clayborn out there and playing at a high level this season if they want to improve on last year's awful pass defense.

The Bucs are now missing their top edge rusher from last season in Michael Bennett, while Da'Quan Bowers has been a little disappointing so far this offseason. Behind those two, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Aaron Morgan, Steven Means and William Gholston all have some potential -- but it's a big step from potential to production.

Adrian Clayborn doesn't seem too worried, at least.

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