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Bucs journal: Leg cut sidelines CB Brent Grimes

Brent Grimes is carted off the field after sustaining a right shin injury that will likely keep him from playing any preseason games.
Brent Grimes is carted off the field after sustaining a right shin injury that will likely keep him from playing any preseason games.
Published Aug. 10, 2017

TAMPA — Bucs CB Brent Grimes suffered what coach Dirk Koetter called a "nasty-looking" cut to his right shin during Wednesday's practice, one that is expected to sideline him from playing in any of the four preseason games.

"I think he got a spike," Koetter said. "I think he'll be fine."

A video on the Instagram account of Grimes' wife, Miko, showed a deep gash down the front of his lower right leg. "No bone damage," Miko said in the video.

Grimes collided with another defensive back late in practice and was down for several minutes as trainers attended to the cut. He put weight on the leg as he stepped into a cart to ride into the Bucs' facility.

Koetter said that second-year pro Ryan Smith "is going to get a lot of snaps" in Friday's preseason opener against the Bengals, perhaps starting opposite Vernon Hargreaves.

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CB Jude Adjei-Barimah missed practice with a brace on his right knee. He said he'd know about the severity of the injury today. WR Donteea Dye and LB Adarius Glanton also didn't practice and will likely miss Friday's game. … The Bucs travel to Cincinnati today and won't practice again at One Buc Place until Aug. 19. They have two joint practices with the Jaguars next week in Jacksonville.

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