The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' official Friday injury report – the first one of the week with game-status designations – includes a pair of cornerbacks who missed last week's game and one new player who is considered "questionable:" starting right tackle
Trueblood took part in the second and third practices of the week but only on a limited basis. Head Coach Greg Schiano said he expects Trueblood to continue improving each day but doesn't yet know if he will be able to suit up on Sunday against the New York Giants. That makes the weekend an important evaluation period for the seventh-year lineman.
If Trueblood is unable to play against the Giants, fourth-year man
Trueblood's fellow starter on the Bucs' offensive front, left guard
"I think [Benn] is a really good special teams player," said Schiano. "We need his speed, size and athleticism. That’s going to help. I hope that there are a lot of ways you are going to see him on the field. I do [expect him to play], as long as he feels well. Definitely, we have been working him."
The Giants have already ruled out reserve defensive end Adewale Ojomo and are considering weakside linebacker Keith Rivers doubtful, both due to hamstring injuries. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is labeled as questionable after not practicing on Friday. Cornerback Prince Amukamara (ankle) is also listed as questionable, but that's a step in the right direction for the 2011 first-round pick after he sat out the season opener.