Which Buccaneers practice squad member will be the first to see the field?
The practice squad is so designated for a reason, teams don’t want to be forced to play those eleven players extensive amounts of time.
With that considered, the Buccaneers may have to press certain guys into action depending on situations from week-to-week.
Mike Liedtke should be the first Bucs practice squad player to get action. Two of the first three teams Tampa plays have good, if not, great defensive lines.
Couple that with the Miami game being in perhaps questionable weather, and the Bucs could be looking for reinforcements on the O-line early.
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Their depth on the offensive line has been a question mark throughout the preseason.
Dotson has been prone to injury in the past and might force the call up (to steal baseball’s term) from the practice squad. We know how much emphasis Dirk puts on the run game and that won’t change this year.
With or without Doug the Bucs will be sure to pound the rock.
Liedtke struggled in the preseason and it would be less than ideal to have him as a starter or backup in the first few weeks. Of course, he won’t be the first option to start in cause of injury, but he will probably get some time this season.