It’s been about a week since Bucs running back LeGarrette Blount left Tampa’s second preseason game with what turned out to be a mild groin injury. Blout sat out some practices but he appears ready to go for tomorrow’s third preseason game against the New England Patriots.
Blount took a handoff early in the second quarter of last Friday’s 30-7 loss to the Tennessee Titans but came up lame. He left the game and was further evaluated after, when it was discovered he had a slight groin strain. Blount stated that it wasn’t serious and Greg Schiano confirmed that not too long after.LeGarrette Blount Pro vs. Con to Playing Friday:
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Even though he’s been cleared to play, Blount likely won’t see much work given the fact he needs not prove himself more so than he has. Yes, there’s a running back battle brewing, but Greg Schiano isn’t going to sacrifice Blount’s body in a preseason game to see if he can perform up to his standards. This might be a time for Doug Martin to shine while Blount can recoup and get a majority of the carries next week.
But the bottom line is that Blount’s injury wasn’t that serious at all — at least the Bucs aren’t making it appear so. But let’s see how he does in practice next week rather than throwing him into a preseason game that means absolutely nothing.