The Buccaneers lost some key depth along the offensive line on Wednesday according to The Athletic’s Greg Auman;
As Bucs wait for word on DT Vita Vea, there’s tough news for their offensive line depth, as the shoulder injury that has sidelined Mike Liedtke will be season-ending. Versatile backup, 27, played in nine games last year.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 7, 2019
This is a big blow for the Bucs as Liedtke was one of the utility backups that could fill in at any position along the line. With Earl Watford struggling thus far in camp, Liedtke was a piece the Bucs would have inevitably used when an injury popped up.
The offensive line is already one of the question marks surrounding this team and Jason Licht will have to scour the bleak free agent market to try and acquire some more depth to replace the 27 year old.
On the heels of the pending Vita Vea news, this is certainly a concerning matter as injuries are already beginning to pile up.