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Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead (hamstring) out for NFL Kickoff Game

Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Jordan Whitehead (33) during the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 45-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Jordan Whitehead (33) during the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 45-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting safety Jordan Whitehead will miss Thursday night’s opener against the Dallas Cowboys with a hamstring injury.

Head coach Bruce Arians confirmed Whitehead’s absence on Tuesday and said everyone else on the active roster is “ready to roll.”

Mike Edwards is expected to start in Whitehead’s place when the Bucs begin their Super Bowl defense at Raymond James Stadium.

A fourth-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2018, Whitehead started all 16 games last season and registered 74 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He added nine tackles and two forced fumbles in four postseason games.

Whitehead, 24, has 219 tackles and three picks in 45 career games (41 starts).

–Field Level Media