Originally posted on Bucs Beat  |  Last updated 11/7/11
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to add a defensive tackle to the roster after Gerald McCoy was lost for the remainder of the season with a torn biceps muscle, head coach Raheem Morris said during Monday's weekly news conference. McCoy was injured in the first quarter of Sunday's 27-16 loss in New Orleans, marking the second consecutive year he has suffered a season-ending injury. Last year, he tore a biceps in his left arm; this year it was a right biceps. McCoy was injured when he reached around a blocker to try to make a tackle in the backfield, Morris said. "He reached at the guy,'' Morris said, "which is a common mistake when you come off a block.'' Morris said the Bucs will miss the explosiveness with which McCoy gets off the ball and disruption he causes in the middle of the line. T he Bucs tried to get by with a defensive tackle-by-committee approach on Sunday. With tackle Frank Okam out with a calf injury, ends Da'Quan Bowers and George Johnson spelled tackles Brian Pric...
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