"Right now we're starting Cornell Green at right tackle," Gruden said earlier in the week. "We're going to continue to work with Kenyatta. Nobody is giving up on him. We just want to make sure he gets himself ready to play the right way and when he does, he'll play. But at this time, Cornell Green gives us the best chance to win."
Some thought Walker, who committed several penalties and struggled throughout preseason, was benched by Gruden in order to light a fire under the second-year tackle. But Walker wasn't able to unseat Green during practice this week and could remain sidelined for a while if the third-year veteran out of the University of Central Florida fares well in his first start in the National Football League.
In other news, Buccaneers right guard Cosey Coleman, who still is listed as questionable for Sunday's game, will likely be downgraded to doubtful. Coleman suffered a knee injury during pre-game warm-ups on Aug. 12 and returned to practice this week. But chances are he won't play against the Saints. Tampa Bay backup C/G Todd Washington will start in place of Coleman.
Bucs defensive tackle Buck Gurley, who has been sidelined with an ankle sprain, will likely be downgraded to doubtful as well.
Bucs fullback Jameel Cook will, however, likely be ready to go on Sunday.
PewterReport.com has compiled a list of Tampa Bay's walking wounded.
BUCS-SAINTS INJURY REPORT:
Probable (Player has a 75 percent chance of playing)
Questionable (Player has a 50 percent chance of playing)
Doubtful (Player has a 25 percent chance of playing)
Out (Player will not play)
FB Jameel Cook (Ankle) – Questionable
DT Buck Gurley (Ankle) – Questionable
RG Cosey Coleman (Knee) – Questionable
DE Darren Howard (Groin) – Questionable
DE Derrius Monroe (Knee) – Probable
WR Jake Reed (Hamstring) – Questionable
S Mel Mitchell (Ankle) – Probable
P Toby Gowin (Hip) – Probable
G Wally Williams (Knee) - Questionable
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