Todd Stuessie is back. Cut two weeks ago by the Bucs before the start of training camp Steussie has signed a contract for one year at the veteran minimum of $765,000.
Even though he played right tackle last season, Steussie is being worked in at left tackle, a more natural position for him. 14 year veteran Derrick Deese, who was projected to start at left tackle, is out with a foot injury. His backup, Anthony Davis, is an undrafted free agent with no NFL starts. Steussie is third on the depth chart.
Oh yeah, did I mention left tackle is the most important position on the o-line? Left tackle has to protect the quarterback's blindside, and typically has to go up against the defense's premier pass rushing defensive end.