Posted by Andy Benoit
The Bucs lost more than just a crucial divisional game against the Falcons Sunday. Cornerback Aqib Talib and center Jeff Faine are both done for the season.
Talib tore a tendon from the bone near his hip flexor early in the contest (he spent the rest of the afternoon jawing with Roddy White from the sideline). The injury, obviously painful, will not require surgery. Faine, who missed a chunk of time earlier this season with a quad injury, is out with a torn triceps.
Talib will be replaced by E.J. Biggers, who is coming off his best game of the year. Faine was replaced by Jeremy Zuttah during his quad injury, but Zuttah has since replaced injured right guard Davin Joseph (also done for the season). On Sunday, Zuttah filled in at center again, and rookie Derek Hardman stepped in at guard.
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