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Buccaneers Placing RT Demar Dotson On Short-Term I.R.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports that the Buccaneers are placing RT Demar Dotson on injured reserve with the designation to return Sunday.

This will clear a roster spot for CB Tim Jennings, who will officially sign his contract on Monday.

Dotson, 29, still has two years remaining on his four-year, $7.5 million contract that included $2 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $1.5 million and $1.75 million over the next two years.

Dotson was trying to secure a contract extension from the Buccaneers, but unfortunately sustained an injury during the preseason.

In 2014, Dotson appeared in all 16 games for the Buccaneers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 28 offensive tackle out of 84 qualifying players. Being a starting offensive tackle, his $1.5 million base salary means that he is a highly underpaid player, so it’s easy to see why he is demanding a lucrative raise.