T Trueblood, C Faine and DT Price out; WR Parker doubtful; LB Hayes questionable
The Bucs will have a patchwork offensive line against the Arizona Cardinals.
As expected, starting right tackle Jeremy Trueblood will miss Sunday's game with a knee injury. James Lee, who finished last week's game against the Rams, will make his first career start. He has appeared in seven games with Tampa Bay.
With center Jeff Faine still out with a quad injury and guard Keydrick Vincent waived Friday, Jeremy Zuttah will start at center and Ted Larsen, the former North Carolina State and Palm Harbor University High School standout, will start at left guard.
Linebacker Geno Hayes returned to practice Friday but is listed as questionable even though coach Raheem Morris expects him to play.
Running back LeGarrette Blount (illness) practiced Friday, fullback Earnest Graham (hammy) and cornerback Elbert Mack (foot), cornerback Aqib Talib (calf) and tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) are probable. Receiver Preston Parker (knee) is doubtful. Defensive tackle Brian Price (hip) is out.
"We played it last week with these three guys,'' Morris said. "They're going out there. We've been accumulating depth on the offensive line the whole time throughout the season, trying to get people there and these situations will come. I've been talking about the 61 (players) strong (53 active roster and 8 practice squad), and we'll get a chance to show that. We'll have James Lee get an opportunity. Larsen got his last week and some of these other guys are getting better and better and Zuttah is moving into center. Here we go men. Let's get ready to play.''