Tampa Bay Buccaneers Starting Left Tackle Leaves With Arm Injury

After an offseason of massive turnover along the offensive line, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are shuffling yet again. Left Tackle Donovan Smith went to the locker room in the second quarter following an awkward collision along his forearm and has yet to return. Smith has been a mainstay on the blindside for the Bucs since being drafted in 2015, starting 111 of a possible 113 games. His loss could prove massive for an offensive line that already lost a pair Pro Bowlers from last season in Ryan Jensen and Ali Marpet. He's been replaced in the starting lineup by Josh Wells, who has 17 starts in his eight-year career.

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Smith is coming off his best year, recording an 83.3 Pro Football Focus grade in 2021. In his absence, the Dallas Cowboys have held the Buccaneers without a touchdown, and Micah Parsons recorded a crucial third-down sack.

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