Defensive end Derek Barnett is undergoing surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and will land on injured reserve, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per a source informed of the procedure.
ESPN first reported the news.
The 2017 first-round pick missed a Week 5 game due to a shoulder issue. He returned the past two weeks before being shelved on IR.
The pass rusher compiled 17 tackles and 2.5 sacks in six starts this season. Following a mixed-bag rookie campaign, Barnett's technique as an edge rusher improved this season as did his impact on the field. Through the first month and a half, Barnett looked like a young pass rusher whose star was on the rise.