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Trueblood to left tackle? Maybe



We'd heard a while back that there had been thought of moving Jeremy Trueblood back to left tackle, where he played at Boston College. Now, Jon Gruden confirms it, though nothing is imminent.

The situation at left tackle is a little tenuous given the fact Luke Petitgout is coming off season-ending knee surgery and backup Donald Penn doesn't have a long track record for the Bucs to rely on.

"There's been some talk of that," Gruden revealed. "He is very comfortable over there. At this point in time, we're pretty excited about the return of (left tackle) Luke Petitgout and Donald Penn is a young guy who did some good things."

We bring this up because several possibilities seem to be on the table along the offensive line, including an outside chance third-round pick Jeremy Zuttah gets a crack at right tackle. His selection in the third round is rather high for a player who no one projects as a potential starter. Our guess is the Bucs think he can be an impact player. At worst, he'll be a major-league backup at guard and, Gruden said, probably center.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:01pm]


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