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Jeremy Trueblood's run with Bucs has likely come to its end



Bucs offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood has spent each of his seven pro seasons with the same team, but he’s probably seen the field for the last time wearing Tampa Bay's colors.

Trueblood, 29, was placed on injured reserve today after suffering a shoulder injury against the Falcons on Sunday. So ends a forgettable season in which Trueblood was benched for the first time in his career.

It also likely marked the end of his run with the Bucs.

Trueblood is in the final year of what was a 2-year, $10 million contract and will be an unrestricted free agent in the spring. Given his benching and $1 million salary reduction before the season, Trueblood is unlikely to return to Tampa Bay.

Trueblood has started 84 of the 101 games in which he’s played, missing only four games in his career entering this season. Trueblood once started 68 straight games at right tackle.

That roster move was one of several today. Safety Cody Grimm (hamstring) was also placed on injured reserve after missing Sunday’s game. The 2010 seventh-round pick was relegated to mostly a special-teams role this season after making 12 starts in 2010-11.

The Bucs claimed receiver-returner David Gilreath off waivers from the Steelers. Undrafted out of Wisconsin in 2011, Gilreath played in three games for the Steelers this season.

Finally, guard Chris Scott was released from the practice squad, opening a spot for preseason standout Sean Baker, a safety from Ball State.

Coupled with the injury news, the move of cornerback Eric Wright to the suspended list means the Bucs have two remaining open roster spots.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 7:20pm]


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