The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Oakland this week to take on the Raiders. If the Bucs are to win and move to 4-4 on the season, they may have to do so without both of their starting cornerbacks.
Aqib Talib will be sitting out the final game of his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substance policy by taking the drug Adderall. Fellow starter, Eric Wright, may miss Sunday's game because of an Achilles injury and is facing his own four-game substance after testing positive for Adderall as well.
The Bucs will need to have a backup plan in case Wright isn't able to go and that means rookie Leonard Johnson is likely in line to make his second consecutive NFL start.
Johnson, a Clearwater native and undrafted free agent, saw extensive playing time against the Minnesota Vikings last week and played well according to his head coach.
"I think he competed," said Greg Schiano. "The stage doesn’t get a lot bigger in the season than on national televisi...