Buccaneers' Jaydon Mickens Arrested on Felony Weapons Charge

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 11, 2021

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Jaydon Mickens (85) before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Jaydon Mickens was reportedly arrested in Los Angeles last Friday after police allegedly found a concealed weapon in his car during a traffic stop, according to Jon Ledyard of Pewter Report.

Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reported the Buccaneers are expected to release a statement Thursday.

Mickens appeared in 10 games for Tampa Bay this season and was the team's primary returner during the run to a Super Bowl title.

The 26-year-old spent time on various practice squads over his first three seasons after going undrafted out of Washington. He saw limited playing time with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017-18 before joining Tampa Bay in late 2019.

He saw a bigger role in 2020, totaling 340 kick return yards and 99 punt return yards.

Mickens also earned some offensive snaps during the year, finishing with seven catches for 58 yards. Five of his catches came in a Week 8 game against the New York Giants with Chris Godwin unavailable.

The receiver remains under contract for 2021 with a base salary of $920,000, per OverTheCap.com.