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Morris Confirms Plans For LG Battle
Posted Jul 14, 2010 by Roy Cummings
Updated Jul 14, 2010 at 01:20 PM
By ROY CUMMINGS
TAMPA – Ran into Bucs coach Raheem Morris over at QB Josh Freeman’s football camp Wednesday. The coach provided some insight into the signing of veteran guard Keydrick Vincent.
As most suspected, Vincent was indeed signed because the Bucs feel a need for some veteran depth up front. And as expected, Vincent will battle Jeremy Zuttah for the starting left guard’s job once training camp begins.
What’s interesting is that current plans call for the loser of that battle to serve as a backup swing guard, which means either Zuttah or Vincent will be the top backup at both guard spots.
Some had suggested a possible move of Zuttah to left tackle, particularly if Donald Penn remains unsigned. That could still happen but it appears the plan for now is to go with either Demar Dotson or Xavier Fulton at left tackle.
Both are untried, Dotson because he’s still relatively new to football and has never played left tackle before, and Fulton because he missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury during the final preseason game.
The Bucs had talked about pitting Zuttah against Fulton in a battle for the left guard’s job but with Vincent on board Fulton can go back to playing his more natural position, which is left tackle.
One other note of interest from Morris was an update on TE Kellen Winslow. Morris said Winslow has been working out at One Buc Place and should be ready to go when training camp opens up in a couple of weeks.