The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has activated outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List.
Pierre-Paul (6-5, 275) is coming off a 2018 season in which he recorded a team-high 12.5 sacks, adding 58 tackles (16 for loss), 20 quarterback hits, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. His 12.5 sacks in 2018 tied for the seventh-most in a single season in team history and were the most by a Buccaneers player since Simeon Rice had 14.0 in 2005. The 12.5 sacks tied Pierre-Paul for 12th in the NFL last season, while his 16 tackles for loss tied for ninth in the league.
The 10-year NFL veteran has recorded 71.0 sacks, 481 tackles (103 for loss), 129 quarterback hits, 14 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and two interceptions in his career, earning him two trips to the Pro Bowl and one first-team All-Pro selection. Pierre-Paul is one of just nine players in the NFL with 70-or-more sacks and 100-or-more tackles for loss since entering the league in 2010 (Calais Campbell, Justin Houston, Cameron Jordan, Ryan Kerrigan, Clay Matthews, Von Miller, Terrell Suggs and J.J. Watt). He will wear No. 90 for the Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay's active roster stands at 53.