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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Wednesday practice update



UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: Here's the latest... To update what Stroud posted earlier, Gruden confirmed after practice that Joseph underwent surgery for a broken right foot, though he didn't speculate on how long the starting right guard would be sidelined. (View audio slide show)

Also, it's becoming clear the plan is to go with rookie guard Zuttah in the starting lineup. He'll start Saturday against the Jaguars, according to offensive line coach Bill Muir.

Also had a chance to chat with a few guys we haven't heard from much: Geno Hayes and Micheal Spurlock. Check out tomorrow's paper for a look at their statuses and chances of making the final roster.

1:43 p.m.: Receiver Joey Galloway was practicing in pads today. It's still unknown whether he will be at full speed.

Galloway, 36, still is nursing a groin strain and has been limited in practices at One Buc Place after missing all of training camp.

Another thing to watch is the right guard spot. Starter Davin Joseph is out 4-8 weeks with what the Bucs have confirmed is a broken right foot. Rookie Jeremy Zuttah was working with the first-team offensive line at right guard. Dan Buenning could also be a candidate to replace Joseph, but he is currently backing up center Jeff Faine.

Bucs coach Jon Gruden has had no problem playing rookies on the offensive line in the past. Buenning, Joseph, guard Arron Sears and tackle Jeremy Trueblood all started their first year in the NFL.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:08pm]


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