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Bucs Notes: Roy Miller sustains knee injury, Raheem proclaims MLB battle "wide open"

Earlier today on Twitter, former Bucs DE Stephen White noted that Roy Miller only played two plays against the Kansas City Chiefs before being taken off the field. White speculated that this was likely due to an injury, and despite the fact that the Bucs had not talked about Miller's injury until today, they revealed that Miller had suffered a knee injury. The injury will keep him out of at least the next preseason game, although Raheem Morris says he is day-to-day, so the injury isn't all that serious. Brian Price could play on Thursday, although he is still about a month away from being completely back according to Raheem Morris.

In addition, Raheem said that the battle between Mason Foster and Tyrone McKenzie is "wide open". I don't believe that. McKenzie began training camp as the starter, but Foster has since passed him. Meanwhile, Foster looked good against the Chiefs, did nothing to lose the job and McKenzie didn't stand out either. While Raheem can say that this competition is 'wide open', Foster will have to look horrible to have a shot at losing the job.

On a side note, both John Clayton and Pat Yasinskas noted that Ashton Youboty was brought in as insurance policy in case Aqib Talib was suspended. I'm not buying that narrative. Youboty couldn't get on the field for the Bills last season, while the Bucs have a lot of young guys at cornerback they like. Even if Aqib Talib is suspended, I can't see Youboty moving ahead of Barber, Biggers, Lewis or even Gaitor so far. The Bucs also have D.J. Johnson on the roster, another young cornerback they like.

Youboty has some experience, but he's likely here just as camp depth as Lewis and Talib are off the field with injuries for now. If injuries prevent some of those cornerbacks from getting on the field during the regular season, he might find himself on the roster, but he isn't here to replace Talib.