Dotson Out At Least A Week

August 20th, 2017

Nursing groin.

Demar Dotson has a groin, as winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said and what former Bucs commander Greg Schiano would have said.

In plain English, that means he has a groin injury.

Dotson is out “at least a week,” per Koetter, who would not reveal any additional information on the injury.

Today, Joe asked Dotson when Thursday night he suffered the injury and Dotson said it was actually in Tuesday’s practice with the Jags.

Dotson had every intention of playing Thursday night but at the last moment, the Bucs held him back, Dotson said, because it wasn’t worth aggravating the injury.

Dotson said it is the same groin issue he dealt with in last summer’s training camp.

Leonard Wester worked with the first team offense in Dotson’s place today and Koetter did not rule out free agent rookie Michael Liedtke, who has impressed coaches.

Caleb Benenoch played in place of Dotson on Thursday night but hasn’t practiced since. Benenoch told Joe yesterday he has “an issue” but refused to elaborate on this mysterious issue.

Of course, the Bucs could move Kevin Pamphile to right tackle and plug in Evan Smith at left guard. But there is still a whole lot of time to hash this out and Dotson just may be ready for Miami.

8 Responses to “Dotson Out At Least A Week”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    See you week 1 DD69!!!!!!! he is a vet so, no harm holding him out until it is “real”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let the younger guys practice and take the preseason snaps!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  2. GoBucYourself Says:

    Groin updates. Always the highlight of my morning.

  3. EasyTheGreat Says:

    Dot is such a valuable piece to this O-Line and he needs to be ready for that Miami pass rush week 1

  4. Bucamania Says:

    ^^^ Exactly. Good news that it’s not more serious.

  5. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I get that we want to get some continuity and even stars need practice…but enough already…two games and all these practices are plenty!

    Time to start resting starters.

  6. unbelievable Says:

    Don’t like hearing that Benenoch has something, I thought he played pretty decent against the 1s

  7. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    He played much better than anyone is willing to give him credit for.
    Wester on the other hand looked terrible

  8. Pick6 Says:

    you’d rather have your starting tackle healthy, but if there is a silver lining it is that our young possible backups at OT all desperately need the reps against better players to help the bucs make a crucial depth chart decision