The Tigers may not have performed well on Saturday, but their exports to the NFL have (almost) made up for it.
One such player is Buccaneers cornerback Jamel Dean, who helped propel his team to 20-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Dean picked off two passes from his former teammate Jameis Winston, contributing to one of five turnovers for the Buccaneers’ defense on the day.
Dean picked off Winston on back-to-back drives. The first pick came with just under 12 minutes to go in the fourth quarter when a Winston pass deep to Chris Olave was jumped by Dean at the very end of the play, giving the Buccaneers a touchback. On the ensuing drive, Winston sailed a pass intended for Juwan Johnson that Dean was ready to intercept. He brought the pick back to the New Orleans 29 yard-line, which allowed the Bucs to put up seven points on the ensuing offensive drive.
Former Tiger Carlton Davis also contributed to the team’s turnovers, recovering a fumble from Olave late in the game to seal it for Tampa Bay.
Don't make a scene, @jameldean 🤫
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