Tampa Bay’s 2010 draft class, productive for much of the season, took another hit Monday when coach Raheem Morris said receiver Arrelious Benn is likely to be placed on injured reserve after tearing knee ligaments in Sunday’s win against Seattle.
Benn and fellow rookie Mike Williams have been the starting receivers for much of the season. With Benn out, the Bucs likely will finish the season with Micheal Spurlock, Maurice Stovall and Dezmon Briscoe sharing playing time. All three had catches Sunday.
Benn will be the fourth rookie to be placed on injured reserve. Defensive tackle Brian Price went out early in the season and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and safety Cody Grimm joined him more recently.