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Bucs-Falcons Inactives: ASJ Returns

Tampa Bay hopes to benefit from the long-awaited return of dynamic TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins but will be without its two top pass-rushers, Gerald McCoy and Jacquies Smith.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons named their game day inactives on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET, 90 minutes before kickoff of their Week 13 matchup at Raymond James Stadium. NFL teams are required to reduce their active rosters to 46 players for each regular-season game.

For the first time since Week Two, the Buccaneers' offense will have the services of second-year TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is returning from a shoulder injury. Rookie guard Ali Marpet will also step back into the starting lineup but the Tampa Bay defense will be without defensive linemen Gerald McCoy, Jacquies Smith and George Johnson.

The Falcons get starting running back Devonta Freeman back from a concussion but will once again turn to Shayne Graham for placekicks with Matt Bryant out with an injury.

T Gosder Cherilus
LB Bruce Carter
QB Ryan Griffin
DE George Johnson
DT Gerald McCoy
TE Brandon Myers
DE Jacquies Smith
*Cherilus, Carter, Johnson, McCoy and Smith are out due to injury.

CB Phillip Adams
K Matt Bryant
S Charles Godfrey
DE Malliciah Goodwin
T Bryce Harris
TE Tony Moeaki
RB Terron Ward
*Bryant and Moeaki are out due to injury.

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