The injury to Sean Murphy-Bunting on Thursday night certainly looked gruesome but it won’t be season ending. However, Murphy-Bunting is still going to miss some time which should come as no surprise. Murphy-Bunting - and long snapper Zach Triner - were placed on the injured reserve list Monday afternoon meaning they will each miss at least three games.
In Triner’s case, he’s looking at being out for ten to twelve weeks with a torn tendon in his finger. The special teamer made ten snaps on Thursday night with the injury and the Bucs will now look elsewhere for their long snapper. This could have an effect on the kicking game as the snapper, holder, and kicker work in such unison that a change in one of those three pieces may take some time to adjust.
To replace Murphy-Bunting and Triner on the active roster, the Bucs promoted safety Andrew Adams from the practice squad and signed long snapper Carson Tinker. The Bucs also signed Chris Cooper back to the practice squad while adding former New York Jets cornerback Pierre Desir to the practice squad.
Per a press release, the Buccaneers had this to say about Desir;
Desir spent the 2021 offseason and preseason with the Seattle Seahawks. The veteran cornerback has played in 73 career games, making 44 starts, and recording 259 tackles (59 for loss), 42 passes defensed, eight interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Desir has played for the Cleveland Browns (2014-15), the San Diego Chargers (2016), the Indianapolis Colts (2017-19), the New York Jets (2020) and the Baltimore Ravens (2020). A native of Haiti, Desir played collegiately at Lindenwood University (St. Charles, Missouri). He will wear No. 29 for Tampa Bay.