Jeremy Trueblood put on injured reserve, his Bucs career likely over

Jeremy Trueblood has spent seven seasons with the Bucs.

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Jeremy Trueblood has spent seven seasons with the Bucs.

Offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood has spent each of his seven pro seasons with the Bucs, but he probably has played his last game for Tampa Bay.

Trueblood, 29, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after he suffered a shoulder injury against the Falcons. So ends a forgettable season in which Trueblood was benched for the first time.

It also likely marked the end of his run with the Bucs.

Trueblood is in the final year of a two-year, $10 million contract and will be an unrestricted free agent in the spring. Given his benching and $1 million salary reduction before the season, he is unlikely to return.

Trueblood started 84 of his 101 games and had missed four games in his career entering this season. Trueblood once started 68 straight games at right tackle.

That roster move was one of several on Tuesday. Safety Cody Grimm (hamstring) also went on injured reserve after missing Sunday's game. The 2010 seventh-round pick was relegated mostly to special teams this season after making 12 starts in 2010-11.

The Bucs claimed receiver/returner David Gilreath off waivers from the Steelers. Undrafted out of Wisconsin in 2011, Gilreath played three games for the Steelers this season.

Finally, guard Chris Scott was released from the practice squad, opening a spot for preseason standout Sean Baker, a safety from Ball State.

Coupled with the injury news, the move of cornerback Eric Wright to the suspended list means the Bucs have two open roster spots.

The team is not exploring adding defensive end Jason Babin, who was waived by the Eagles on Tuesday.

Jeremy Trueblood put on injured reserve, his Bucs career likely over 11/27/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:41pm]

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