Another former Tampa Bay Buccaneer has bolted to Washington. Amid rumors that Aqib Talib will land with the Redskins, former Buccaneers right tackle Jeremy Trueblood has agreed to a deal with Washington which reunites him with former coach Raheem Morris.
Confirmed that Trueblood has agreed to terms with #Redskins pending a physical.
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 14, 2013
Obviously, Morris coaches the defensive backs but it seems that former Bucs players like being around their former coach as Trueblood is not the first Morris-era Buccaneers player to sign with the Redskins since Morris was hired by Washington last year. Trueblood was partnered with Davin Joseph during his time in Tampa, and while he did have some good games with the team his production fell off big time last year and he was eventually taken out of the starting lineup and replaced with DeMar Dotson.
In Washington, Trueblood will compete in a three-way battle for the starting job, but that fact that he’s an effective run blocker bodes well for his chances of winning the role. In Tampa, Trueblood was blasted for not being able to defend the pass as pocket-passer Josh Freeman was constantly under pressure and forced to make bad throws, but in Washington Trueblood would be blocking for the ultra-mobile Robert Griffin III.