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Oniel Cousins set to start at left tackle for Buccaneers vs. Browns

The Buccaneers may have to rely on one of the worst offensive guards in the start at left tackle.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to start Oniel Cousins at left tackle against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Collins did not practice on Sunday and, according to Greg Auman, Cousins is the one who's been taking most of the practice reps at left tackle.

In case you don't know who Cousins is, he was once called "the worst guard [he's] seen in all [his] years of watching football" by Chris Pokorny of Dawgs By Nature. Cousins was penciled in as the Bucs' starting left guard before they traded for Logan Mankins, but Cousins was beaten on probably 50% of his preseason snaps.

Bottom line is that Cousins is a horrible football player, and he's now going to be a starting left tackle. For an NFL team.

There's one small ray of hope: the Bucs might decide to start fifth-round rookie Kevin Pamphile at tackle instead. Yes, the 'hope' is that they start a fifth-round rookie who hasn't played a single snap this season, not even on special teams.

As if matters weren't bad enough already, Doug Martin also missed today's practice, which means he's likely to be going out for Sunday's game, too. At least rookie Charles Sims looked good to go, per Greg Auman.

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