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With Trueblood out, Bucs will start Lee at right tackle

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Jeremy Trueblood's season is over, with the veteran right tackle ruled out of Sunday's game at Atlanta after a concussion.

According to coach Raheem Morris, he'll be replaced in the lineup by James Lee, a player who becomes a free agent in the offseason but gets a final chance to impress his current team. Lee has been slowed by injuries this season, one year after he replaced Trueblood down the stretch of a 10-6 season.

The Bucs also might take a look at Demar Dotson at right tackle, Morris said. He's played extensively as a tight end in two-tight end, short-yardage situations, but hasn't seen much time as a tackle.

Elsewhere on the Bucs' long injury report, receiver Arrelious Benn seems very questionable after not practicing at all this week because of a neck injury. Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (knee) also missed practice today and is listed as questionable. He missed last week's game at Carolina. Defensive tackle Brian Price (ankle) also missed last week's game but is improving. He's also listed as questionable, though he did practice today.

[Last modified: Friday, December 30, 2011 4:40pm]

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