The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should get cornerbacks Josh Robinson and Robert McClain back this week, as the two have passed the concussion protocol. That’s what head coach Dirk Koetter said in his press conference today.
McClain missed last week’s game against the Carolina Panthers with a concussion, though that didn’t exactly hurt the secondary, which had a very good game. McClain had been the team’s starting nickel cornerback, though he took over the outside spot from Vernon Hargreaves two weeks ago. Whether that’s still the case after Hargreaves’ return to form remains to be seen.
Robinson’s return might be more impactful. He wasn’t playing much on defense, but Robinson’s a key part of the Bucs special teams units and his absence was noted for the past three games. No more: the Bucs’ punt and kick coverage units should get back to being dominant, rather than merely good.