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Battle at RT between Trueblood and Lee rages on



Jeremy Trueblood's sprained right knee is improving each week, but that doesn't mean he's any closer to getting his job back.

Because James Lee has played so well as a starter at right tackle, Trueblood has been unable to unseat him even though he's been active the past few weeks.

Prior to spraining the medial collateral ligament in his right knee against the Rams in Week 7, Trueblood had made 67 consecutive starts at right tackle.

Morris said he's still undecided which player will start against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday.

"You know, I have to go look at the tape right now, but I will say that these guys are both practicing very hard,” Morris said. “Lee has done a great job. I’m not going to sugarcoat the fact that we have not rushed Trueblood back because of how well he is playing. But Trueblood is a fighter. I’m certain that he wants to get back on the field as well so we’ll have to see.

“I’m going to sit down with Coach Mangurian and Greg Olson and figure out who is going to be the starter this week. We usually do that today after Thursday’s practice leading into our Friday practice so we go out there with the mentality of who is going out there first.”

[Last modified: Thursday, December 2, 2010 3:52pm]


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