Buenning the latest casualty
The initial fears after Buenning's knee injury in Thursday's game at Dallas were confirmed Monday when the team placed him on the injured reserve list, ending his season. Buenning missed the season's first two games with a high ankle sprain and was slowed by the injury upon his return. He had only recently returned to the form of his rookie season, 2005, when he started every game and had a significant impact on running back Cadillac Williams' emergence.
Now, Sean Mahan must finish the season at a position for which he is not ideally suited. The team prefers to use Mahan at center, but he is currently the best option at guard.
To increase the depth on the line, the Bucs added center Nick Mihlhauser to the active roster along with safety Donte Nicholson, who played for the Bucs last season.
Added to the practice squad were defensive tackle Darrell Campbell and cornerback Carlos Hendricks.