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Demar Dotson | Tackle | #69

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 315
College: Southern Miss
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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.
It's unclear whether it's the same knee that forced Dotson to land on injured reserve late last season. Rapoport writes Dotson will miss OTAs and minicamp but the "belief" is he'll be healthy when the Bucs open training camp in July. Prior to suffering a torn PCL in November, Dotson was PFF's No. 1 overall tackle in pass protection out of 80 qualifiers. Tampa Bay is hoping both he and C Ali Marpet are fully healthy to start the year as both are considered the Bucs' top two offensive linemen. Apr 15 - 6:15 PM

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Bucs placed RT Demar Dotson on injured reserve with a torn PCL in his knee, ending his season.

Both Dotson and C Ali Marpet suffered knee injuries in last week's loss to the Falcons and are going to I.R. They're the Bucs' top two offensive linemen, as Marpet was Pro Football Focus' No. 6 center, and Dotson is the site's No. 2 right tackle. Dotson is PFF's No. 1 overall tackle in pass protection out of 80 qualifiers. Dotson is signed cheaply at a $3.97 million salary each of 2018 and 2019.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 09:39:00 AM

Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson (groin) expects to return to practice next week.

He must have gotten good news from his MRI. We may not see him in any more preseason games, but Dotson should be ready to roll for Week 1 against Miami.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 12:18:00 PM

Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson will undergo an MRI on his injured groin.

Dotson suffered the injury in Thursday's preseason win over the Jaguars. Caleb Benenoch filled in at right tackle after his departure. Dotson earned PFF's No. 26 grade out of 76 qualifiers at tackle last season.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Bucs RT Demar Dotson has cleared the concussion protocol.

Dotson should be ready to go for the season finale against the Panthers, although his return is likely a week too late to help the Bucs get into the playoffs.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:37:00 PM

Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Dotson returned to practice this week, but will miss his third straight game. The Bucs are also down backup RT Gosder Cherilus. Leonard Wester should draw the start against the Saints.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson remains in the league's concussion protocol.

Dotson resumed practicing on Tuesday, but coach Dirk Koetter isn't optimistic about his status for Week 16. Gosder Cherilus started in Dotson's place last week against the Cowboys.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson (concussion) returned to practice on Tuesday.

Dotson remains in the league's concussion protocol but his presence at practice suggests he has a chance to suit up Saturday against the Saints. The Bucs sure could have used him Sunday against Dallas. Cowboys DE David Irving made that game a living nightmare for Jameis Winston.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 06:25:00 PM

Bucs RT Demar Dotson (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Dotson wasn't cleared after not practicing all week. It's a downgrade to an already struggling run game. Gosder Cherilus will start in Dotson's place.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Bucs signed RT Demar Dotson to a three-year, $16.5-million extension through 2019.

Bucs GM Jason Licht called him a "cornerstone" and "one of the good guys." Dotson was limited to just three starts last year, but the 30-year-old had been a standout the three seasons before. Now healthy, the Bucs will hope he returns to that level.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson expects his knee to be 100 percent by training camp.

Dotson missed the first half of last season with a sprained MCL and wasn't 100 percent when he came back. He underwent another MRI after the season, which revealed no structural damage. "I just rehabbed it all offseason and got it stronger," said Dotson. "I’m working on getting my flexibility back in my hips and my back." 2016 will be a contract year for the 30-year-old.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Demar Dotson will enter the offseason program as the Bucs' starting right tackle.

Gosder Cherilus was brought in to play right tackle while Dotson was sidelined with an MCL injury early last season. Dotson sat behind Cherilus for several weeks once he returned to full health, but he supplanted him as the starter by the end of the season. With Dotson returning healthy, Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet likely to improve as sophomores, and J.R. Sweezy at left guard, the Bucs should field an improved offensive line.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 11:59:00 AM

Bucs OT Demar Dotson will be RT Gosder Cherilus' backup after being activated off injured reserve-designated for return on Monday.

The Bucs will continue to trot out Cherilus on the right side, even though he's been obliterated both in pass protection and as a run blocker. Both Cherilus and rookie LT Donovan Smith are two of Pro Football Focus' bottom-10 offensive tackles through nine weeks. Dotson would be an upgrade.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Buccaneers activated RT Demar Dotson off injured reserve-designated for return.

Dotson suffered a severe MCL injury in the middle of preseason and missed the Bucs' first eight games. He should be a big upgrade on stand-in RT Gosder Cherilus, who's been Tampa Bay's worst offensive lineman this season.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 05:16:00 PM

Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said there's "a possibility" the team will activate RT Demar Dotson (knee, I.R./return) for Week 9 against the Giants.

A return in Week 10 is still the most likely outcome, but Smith isn't ready to rule Dotson out. Dotson's replacement, Gosder Cherilus, owns PFF's eighth-worst tackle grade out of 78 qualifiers.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 03:52:00 PM