Bucs DL Akiem Hicks (foot), OT Josh Wells (calf) won’t return vs. Saints

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to finish Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints without a pair of starters in the trenches, one on each side of the ball.

Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (foot) and offensive tackle Josh Wells (calf) both left the game in the first half, and have been ruled out for the rest of the game.

Wells was already starting for the injured Donovan Smith at left tackle, so third-stringer Brandon Walton will have to finish the game protecting Tom Brady’s blind side.

With Hicks out of the lineup, expect to see rookie second-round draft pick Logan Hall on the field in the second half.

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Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire