Says head coach Raheem Morris:
“We’ll still use our normal rotation because I want to keep those guys fresh, and I want those guys to have the ability to be strong and be tough and fight as a unit. But [Price has] certainly earned the ability to go out there and play first.”
Rick Stroud reports that defensive tackle Brian Price will replace Roy Miller as the starting nose tackle in Sunday’s contest against the Vikings. Morris was impressed with Price’s game against Detroit — in limited action, he recorded two tackles, one for a loss — and plans to increase his workload.
Don’t look for a complete revitalization on defense; Morris employs a rotating defensive line, so despite the promotion, Price probably won’t be seeing a significant boost in playing time. But considering his injury history in Tampa Bay and his offseason struggles to get back to football, any progress is cause for optimism.