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Jeremy Trueblood inactive, E.J. Biggers active as Bucs near kickoff vs. Redskins



First Bucs offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood lost his starting job. Now, he seems to have taken another backward step.

The Bucs' lineup today does not include the longtime starting right tackle, who is inactive for today's game against the Redskins. That means the Bucs would turn to Jamon Meredith in the event either of their starting tackles were injured today.

Trueblood lost his starting job to Demar Dotson after the latter had a strong performance against the Giants two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, cornerback E.J. Biggers, who suffered a broken foot on the first day of training camp, is back in the lineup today. Biggers' role remains to be seen, but he has been the top cornerback off the bench during the past two seasons.

Other Bucs inactives include: cornerbacks Myron Lewis and Anthony Gaitor, running back Michael Smith, defensive back Keith Tandy, linebacker Najee Goode and receiver Chris Owusu.

The Redskins inactives include running back newly-signed running back Ryan Grant, safety Brandon Meriweather and cornerback Cedric Griffin.

Meriweather, it turns out, had been injured and was getting ready to make his return today. At least that was the plan until he collided with receiver Aldrick Robinson in pre-game warm-ups, injuring both players. Now, neither will play today.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 30, 2012 3:43pm]


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