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Offensive line depth an issue for injury-riddled Bucs



When the Bucs placed Jeremy Trueblood on injured reserve on Tuesday, it didn't impact their group of starting offensive linemen.

But it does mean the Bucs have even less depth in a unit besieged by injuries. Trueblood has been the team's only real backup tackle since coaches moved Jamon Meredith to right guard.

The signing of Derek Hardman earlier today doesn't necessarily solve things, either. He's been a guard for his entire NFL career, though Hardman said today he played tackle during college and feels he could step in if called upon.

Something to keep an eye on is the Bucs' lone remaining open roster spot. The team made a flurry of moves on Tuesday and still has one opening that remains unfilled.

And in case you're wondering, that spot won't go to waived Eagles defensive end Jason Babin. The Bucs don't appear interested and aren't currently among the teams considering signing the veteran.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:28pm]


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