Meredith takes his turn at left guard
Bucs offensive lineman Jamon Meredith is hoping history can repeat itself.
Meredith, 27, stepped in for Ted Larsen at right guard in Week 5 last season, trying to replace injured Pro Bowler Davin Joseph. Meredith played well enough to keep that starting spot for the final 12 games. This Sunday, Meredith will get his shot at left guard, making him the fifth lineman to start at that position in the Bucs first eight games.
And Meredith, a fifth-year pro, wants the carousel to end with him.
"I'm excited," Meredith said. "The same thing happened last year, I got the opportunity and was fortunate enough to play 12 games straight. So hopefully I'm going to try to do the same thing."
Meredith came into the league at tackle, but has shown his versatility in moving around, including being the sixth linemen on some running plays this season. It'll still be a tough transition moving from right guard to left guard, but Meredith quips the "only difference is that you put a different hand down."
Left tackle Donald Penn said he and Meredith spent extra time after Monday's and Wednesday's practice trying to develop a chemistry. Penn believes Meredith is up for a challenge.
"I'm really looking forward to it," Penn said. "I think he's a very good player