Starting right tackle Jeremy Trueblood was demoted this past December in favor of James Lee, as most felt Lee was a better fit for what the Buccaneers were trying to accomplish offensively.
Fast forward eight months: Trueblood re-signs with the team and is penciled in as the starter.
Bucs fans were surprised at the re-signing considering Trueblood hasn't lived up to his billing, and, as previously mentioned, Lee was playing at a higher level.
Competition makes everyone better and having two veterans duke it out for the starting right tackle spot will benefit both.
The concern here is once a starter is named, will they be looking over their shoulder? Although competition makes a player stronger, fear of losing the spot may cause apprehension and mistakes.
Neither player is protecting Freeman's blind side, but the right tackle spot is still extremely important, and the sooner offensive coordinator Greg Olson names a starter, the quicker the line can gel.
Don't sleep on: Cory Brandon. The chances Brandon starts this season are slim, but the rookie out of Oklahoma is impressing coaches.