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Jeremy Trueblood to get chance at guard, but dealing with illness

Jeremy Trueblood was going to get a shot to start at right guard this week for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but missed Monday's padded practice with an illness.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano planned to give Jeremy Trueblood a look at right guard during Monday's practice.

Unfortunately for Trueblood and the Bucs, Trueblood fell ill prior to Monday's practice, according to The Tampa Times, and was unable to suit up:

"We're moving a few guys through there. As we talked about last week. We'll probably evaluate that some over Tuesday, the player's day off, and try to kind of lock into something. Maybe one or two guys at right guard, that's been the position that's been up in the air.

"(Trueblood) has some kind of stomach virus or something. He couldn't practice. He tried, but he just couldn't. We have a couple guys not feeling so well.''

Starting right guard Davin Joseph suffered a season-ending knee injury during Tampa Bay's preseason tilt against the New England Patriots. Schiano has been looking for a replacement at right guard ever since, and was planning to give Trueblood a chance during this week's practices.

It's unknown when Trueblood will be recovered from his illness, but after missing this week's padded practice, it seems unlikely that he'll get the call this Sunday, when the Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

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