Carimi will battle for playing time on right side of Tampa line

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Demar Dotson recently said he aspires to be the best right tackle in the league.  To get there, he’ll first have to fend off Gabe Carimi for playing time.

Per a source with knowledge of the team’s plans, the Buccaneers plan to let Carimi, a 2011 first-rounder acquired from the Bears for a sixth-round pick in 2014, battle for playing time on the right side of the line.

At right guard, Pro Bowler Davin Joseph is returning from a torn patellar tendon suffered in the 2012 preseason.

While Carimi faces long odds to crack the starting lineup, his presence gives the Bucs added depth on the offensive line, which is very hard to come by at the NFL level.