Bucs offensive coordinator undergoes surgery

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford has undergone an undisclosed ''medical procedure'' and will be out for an indefinite amount of time.

Coach Lovie Smith did not reveal the exact nature of the surgery performed before practice Monday. He said the former University of California coach was ''resting comfortably'' and likely be out ''a short period of time.''

No other details were released.

The Bucs play their preseason finale Thursday night against Washington. The team opens the regular season against Carolina on Sept. 7.

Tedford, 52, coached at Cal from 2002-12. He's in his first season with the Bucs.

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