Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs-Falcons Inactives: Jackson Out

WR Vincent Jackson will sit out for the first time since joining the Bucs in 2012, but WR Russell Shepard is ready to resume his season after overcoming a hamstring injury.


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

Tampa Bay's receiving corps will have a new look thanks to the knee injuries suffered by Louis Murphy and Vincent Jackson last Sunday. While Jackson is not joining Murphy on the injured reserve list, he has been ruled out for this weekend's intra-division contest. Instead, rookie WR Adam Humphries rejoins the list and third-year wideout Russell Shepard returns after losing three games to a hamstring injury. The Buccaneers also are thinner than usual at defensive tackle, with both Clinton McDonald and Tony McDaniel sidelined for the weekend.

The Falcons will be without starting safety William Moore and their second-leading receiver among wideouts, Leonard Hankerson.

QB Ryan Griffin
WR Vincent Jackson
DT Tony McDaniel
DT Clinton McDonald
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
CB Tim Jennings
S Major Wright
*Jackson, McDaniel, McDonald, Seferian-Jenkins and Wright are out due to injury.

C Gino Gradkowski
DE Malliciah Goodwin
WR Leonard Hankerson
T Bryce Harris
S William Moore
CB Dezmen Southward
WR Nick Williams
*Hankerson and Moore are out due to injury.

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