Bucs considering (another) change at left guard
When All Pro Carl Nicks signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal before the 2012 season, the Bucs thought they had solidfied their left guard spot for years to come.
But with injuries forcing Nicks to play just nine games since, the position has rotated like a carousel. And the Bucs are considering another change this week, with LG Jamon Meredith taking first-team reps at left guard during Monday's practice. Meredith would be the fifth different player to start at left guard this season (Gabe Carimi, Nicks, Jeremy Zuttah, Ted Larsen).
Zuttah started the past couple games at left guard, but moved back to center Thursday after Larsen botched a couple shotgun snaps. Meredith, 27, proved capable last season, starting 12 games at right guard when Pro Bowl RG Davin Joseph was out with knee surgery.
The Bucs used Meredith as a sixth linemen at times this year, trying to improve their running game.
Schiano said they're considering a change but haven't decided. "I don't know who is going to end up at the left guard spot," he said.