Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been a no-show for all this offseason’s voluntary organized team activities, but he is expected to attend next week’s mandatory minicamp, according to ESPN.
Citing a source, ESPN reported that Pierre-Paul will be at the team’s mini-camp Tuesday through Thursday and he has been training on his own four hours per day.
The Buccaneers acquired Pierre-Paul from the New York Giants this offseason for a third-round draft pick and the two teams traded fourth-round selections. He is set to make $12.5 million this season.
Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said he is not that concerned by Pierre-Paul’s absence. He added that they have been in touch with each other and Pierre-Paul has visited the team’s facilities.
“We’d love to have everybody here. That’s a perfect world, and we don’t live in a perfect world, unfortunately,” Koetter said.
Pierre-Paul, 29, had 8.5 sacks in 2017 with the Giants.