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Jeremy Trueblood Loses His Starting RT Job

The Buccaneers have made more changes on the O-line, the latest being that veteran right tackle Jeremy Trueblood has lost his starting job. Trueblood, who suffered a sprained right knee in October, has been healthy but he remains in the background behind new starter James Lee, according to Ira Kuafman of the Tampa Tribune.

“It’s disappointing, but I’m trying to be a team player first,” Trueblood told Kaufman. “It’s more disappointing than anything else, anger too, but honestly I can’t be that mad. I have a job playing a kid’s game.’

“I just want to contribute to wins. I don’t like standing on the sidelines. This is when it gets exciting and you’d like to be in there. If I’ve got to be a good team guy and get our defense ready, that’s what I’ve got to do. Things happen and I realize that. James Lee is my friend and I wish him the best. I don’t want him to do bad so I can go back in there … I want him to succeed so the team does well.”

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