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Linemen Zuttah, Joseph among injured Bucs

Davin Joseph, pictured, and Jeremy Zuttah have shoulder injuries, having collided as they tried to make a tackle after an interception in Sunday's win against Buffalo.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

Davin Joseph, pictured, and Jeremy Zuttah have shoulder injuries, having collided as they tried to make a tackle after an interception in Sunday's win against Buffalo.

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It's only Wednesday, when veterans with lingering injuries can often get a day away from practice, but the Bucs opened practice without starting offensive linemen Jeremy Zuttah and Davin Joseph, as well as receiver Vincent Jackson and defensive end Da'Quan Bowers.

Zuttah and Joseph have shoulder injuries, having collided as they tried to make a tackle after an interception in Sunday's win against Buffalo. In their absence, the Bucs had Ted Larsen at center with the first-team line Wednesday, with Gabe Carimi working at right guard. Joseph said after Sunday's game that he was OK, and both linemen seem likely to play Sunday against San Francisco.

Jackson, who was limited in practice all last week by a hamstring injury, still started and played Sunday, getting all three of his catches on one drive, including a 38-yard touchdown from Mike Glennon. Bowers' injury is unknown, though he was limited by a concussion and missed a game last month.

Rookie defensive tackle William Gholston, who is being evaluated for concussion symptoms, was out at practice but not doing anything significant. At one point, he went out on the field to talk to coach Greg Schiano, then returned to the sidelines. Gholston, whose playing time has increased in the past month, had a team-best 1.5 sacks in Sunday's win.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:52pm]

    

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