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Bucs Injury Updates: Aqib Talib is fine, Roy Miller has partial MCL tear, will miss time

Stephen Holder just reported that Aqib Talib's hamstring injury is minor, and he will play against the Miami Dolphins. So far, so good. The Bucs have been very cautious with every player with any kind of injury, and have held out Aqib Talib in the first two preseason games. 

Unfortunately, there's also some bad news. Roy Miller has a partial MCL tear, again according to Stephen Holder. This will cause him to miss time, likely the rest of the preseason. It's not clear whether he will be ready for the season opener. If Miller isn't ready by then, the Bucs will have to make some roster cuts elsewhere to keep extra defensive tackles on the roster. Especially so because Brian Price still has not practiced. 

Miller ended last year very strongly, and is especially stout against the run. He will be sorely missed in the run game, although third-string nose tackle Al Woods (behind Miller and Price) has looked serviceable so far. Big-bodied Frank Okam could also fill in it at nose tackle, and Gerald McCoy is capable of playing the position as well.