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November 27, 2012 @ 5:19 pm
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Bucs Injured Reserve List Grows; Grimm And Trueblood The Latest

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The Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that safety Cody Grimm and tackle Jeremy Trueblood were placed on injured reserve and are done for the season. The two newest members joining eight previous Buccaneers who had their season cut short.
The Buccaneers list of players to injured reserve grew by two more on Tuesday, as the team announced that safety Cody Grimm (hamstring) and offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood (shoulder) join eight other Buccaneers (Carl Nicks, Sammie Stroughter, Arrelious Benn, Adrian Clayborn, Davin Joseph, Quincy Black, Desmond Wynn and Danny Noble) on the season-ending injured list.

Trueblood, who lost his starting job to Demar Dotson earlier this season, has seen limited action since becoming the Bucs’ backup right tackle in Week 3. The loss of Trueblood now leaves the already thin offensive line even more depleted.

Two games ago at Carolina, starting left tackle Donald Penn was shaken up and the Buccaneers replaced Penn with starting right tackle Dotson, putting Trueblood in for Dotson. With Trueblood done for the season, the Buccaneers have zero starting experience should Penn or Dotson go down.

Originally drafted by the Buccaneers in 2006, Trueblood has played in 100 career games, with 84 starts, along with one start in the postseason. He started 68 consecutive regular season games at right tackle from 2006 through mid-2010.

Trueblood is in the final year of his contract and is not expected to be back in Tampa Bay next season.

Grimm has played sparingly this season, exclusively on special teams, and 2012 makes the third straight season the former Virginia Tech Hokie has ended up on injured reserve.

Since being drafted by the Buccaneers in 2010, Grimm has played in 23 games, with 12 starts, recording 77 tackles, two passes defensed, 15 special teams tackles and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.

The Buccaneers were awarded WR/PR David Gilreath off of waivers from Pittsburgh. Gilreath (5-11, 169) entered the league as a college free agent with Indianapolis in 2011. He has spent the 2012 season with Pittsburgh, playing in three games.

The team also announced that they have released G Chris Scott from the practice squad and signed S Sean Baker to the practice squad.

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 17:35

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    I'm glad that theY finally landed on IR.These two guys just couldn"t play, and missed assignments all the time when they were on the field. Wow, I wonder if it"s a generation thing?????
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    Thanks Mark. This brings me to wonder how the players placed on IR earlier are doing? I would love to hear news on Joseph, Nicks, Clayborn etc.
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    I will have no tears if Trueblood goes. I was already saying we would need a second round tackle who can play left tackle or right tackle. Meredith is an outstanding Guard and a great find. He should be the quality backup for both our Guard positions and it would be nice to lock him down with a good long term contract. Why haven't we tried Smith at running back kicks? He sure has great speed and he has been underutilized. Use one of the fourth round picks on a decent tight end and don't take another Tenn. Player.
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    These late season 'injuries' occur regularly, giving the team an opportunity to get a better look at others at the same positions. I am very doubtful that either Grimm or Trueblood are in the team's plans for next year, so why not? In this situation, they would IR someone for a hangnail....
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    I am trying to look at the bright side of all these injuries. It' s getting late in the season and we still have GERALD MCCOY. We have Michael Bennett, Ronde Barber, Mark Barron, Mason Foster, Lavonte David, Josh Freeman, Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams , Dallas Clark, Donald Penn, Jerramy Zuttah, Erik Lorig, Connar Barth, and a few more. We have GREG SCHIANO and his staff also. WE CAN PREVAIL..
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    Jason Babin anyone?
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    Well Guys it seems that Tampa has gotten real thin,But I believe that they can get to at least 8 or 9 this year-GO Bucs.I see in this year draft They Go after in Rd-1 CB with speed Rd-2 OL with Mult Positions,Rd-3 another CB,The Two Rd-4 the best two players available-GO Bucs GLH
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    oh my gawd....guys who aren't even playing on the field are getting hurt for us now....I swear some day the tables will turn and the Falcons are going to have so many guys hurt that they can't actually field a team....
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    I should also add that anybody that views the Gilreath highlights after listening to 8 minutes of the background music will understand why some of these young men might use adderall. It's a generation thing!
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    macabee, thank you.
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    Horse, this is no ordinary utility WR. The Bucs have finally got a legitimate kick returner – David Gilreath out of Wisconsin. Watch his Youtube highlights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_pjqCTdtIA
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    I was wondering when Grimm would go on IR; Trueblood was a surprise. Is Benn the next candidate? Why wouldn't we give our Practice Squad WR a chance before picking up a utility WR?
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    Benn is already on it.
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    What revolting development for the Bucs already weak secondary. Peyton Manning may get 500 yards on us if we can't find a way to pressure the heck out of him. And Freeman will have to keep up with Manning 's scores. And the worst part is I have to root for the Falcons to beat the Saints just to keep alive the glimmer of a wild card hope.
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