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Left tackle: who gets the start



With Luke Petitgout out for Friday's exhibition opener, I asked Jon Gruden who would get the start at left tackle on Friday.

Well, he's playing it close to the vest and wouldn't say. But not for competitive reasons that involve the Patriots. Gruden instead said he wanted Anthony Davis and Donald Penn to continue to fight it out on the left side, where each has been getting consistent reps during Petitgout's weeklong absence.

It would seem that Davis would have the edge there after starting each game in the past two seasons at left tackle, but this is apparently a hint at how much Penn has improved after spending 13 weeks with the Bucs last season and never even being activated on game day.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:47pm]


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