Bucs safety Cody Grimm will miss the rest of the season

AP

The Bucs placed safety Cody Grimm on injured reserve Tuesday, according to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.

Grimm wasn’t exactly a difference maker, but he started nine games last year and all three games this season.  Grimm’s 2010 season ended with a broken ankle.

Safety has been a trouble spot for Tampa for a while.

Fourth-year veteran Corey Lynch and first-year player Larry Asante are candidates to replace Grimm. Lynch is known more for his coverage skills.