Knee injury sidelines Bucs' Blount vs. Bears in London

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris says running back LeGarette Blount will not play against the Chicago Bears in London on Sunday.


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Morris ruled out Blount again after he missed practice all week in London.

Blount injured his knee during the first half of the Bucs' 48-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5 and has not played since then. Earnest Graham, who coach Raheem Morris has nicknamed 'Insurance' Graham, is expected to start in place of Blount. The eight-year vet rushed for 109 yards last week against the New Orleans Saints.

The St. Petersburg Times reported that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (high ankle sprain) did not practice Friday and is a game-time decision. McCoy did not play against the Saints.

Morris said center Jeff Faine was doubtful after missing practice this week with an arm injury. Wide receiver Sammie Stroughter will be a game-time decision.

For a complete look at all injuries around the league, go to NFL.com's injury page.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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