The crash happened on Thursday morning, and Pierre-Paul immediately sought medical attention and was later released from the hospital. He was not cited for the accident. The Buccaneers, under new head coach Bruce Arians, have already held multiple off-season workouts, but their veteran defensive end has missed them all.
The former New York Giant Super Bowl Champion had 12.5 sacks for the Buccaneers last season, which was the first time a Tampa Bay player had reached double digits in sacks since Simeon Rice did it in 2005. Pierre-Paul was a first-round draft pick of the Giants in 2010, with his best season coming in their Super Bowl season in 2011. He had 16.5 sacks that year, but he has an up-and-down career with injuries overall, That includes him losing fingers in a Fourth of July fireworks accident in 2015. To add to the Bucs' worries, six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Gerald McCoy has also missed out on the off-season workouts over a contract dispute.