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Jeremy Zuttah healthy, back in Bucs starting lineup

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Jeremy Zuttah missed last week's game at New Orleans with a knee injury, but he's now made it through a full week of practice and is likely to start at left guard on Sunday, Bucs coach Raheem Morris said.

Zuttah had been battling with Ted Larsen at the position before overtaking Larsen prior to the injury. Now, it appears the injury hasn't affected his status as a starter.

"Anytime you get injured it's tough," Zuttah said. "You want to be out there but when you get hurt, it just feels like you're not even a part of the team. It will be good to get back out there. . . They've asked me how I feel and I know Ted's a good player too, so if I'm not where I need to be, I've been honest. But I definitely feel good."

Elsewhere, Morris said defensive tackle Frank Okam is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Texans, meaning the Bucs could rely more on new acquisition Albert Haynesworth. Morris added that linebacker Dekoda Watson, a backup who has been used an edge rusher in certain packages, is questionable because of a groin injury.

[Last modified: Friday, November 11, 2011 1:07pm]

    

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