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.