Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sears Loses His Job in Tampa

It remains a mystery as to why exactly Bucs' OG Aaron Sears was a no-show at their mandatory mini-camp this week.
What isn’t being kept behind closed doors, though, is the change in Sears’ status on the depth chart. Sears, who was also absent for previous voluntary workouts, is no longer the Buccaneers’ starter at left guard, having been replaced by Jeremy Zuttah, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. Sources differ as to whether or not he was excused from the mini-camp. Considering the pressure Raheem Morris is putting on Sears to win his job back, it would seem that his absence from camp was in-fact unexcused. Morris has made it clear that Sears would have to show up and compete with Zuttah to try to win back his old position.
“I look out there and I see that number so that’s our guy starting for us right now,” Morris said regarding Zuttah. “That’s his role, that’s his job.”
However, previous reports from Pewter Report have indicated that Sears may be dealing with concussion issues that might prevent him from playing football at this time.
Yet, the reaction from Morris in supporting Sears’ replacement seems to suggest that there might be a little more than meets the eye on this one.
As a former Volunteer, I wish him the best of luck.

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