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Bucs-Giants Inactives: Up and Down at DE

Tampa Bay's starting defensive end duo dealt with leg injuries all week, and while Will Gholston has progressed enough to play on Sunday, Jacquies Smith will sit out the Giants game.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants named their game day inactives on Sunday at 2:35 p.m. ET, 90 minutes before kickoff of their Week Nine matchup at Raymond James Stadium. NFL teams are required to reduce their active rosters to 46 players for each regular-season game.

The Buccaneers had to keep an eye all week on their starting defensive end pair of William Gholston and Jacquies Smith due to knee and ankle injuries, and the news on Sunday was only half good. Gholston has overcome his knee injury and will suit up against the Giants but the Bucs will be without Smith, their sack leader, due to an ankle ailment. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins will also sit out for the sixth game in a row due to a shoulder injury.

The Giants, who placed starting middle linebacker Jon Beason on injured reserve on Saturday, will also play without starting tight end Larry Donnell.

QB Ryan Griffin
WR Vincent Jackson
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
DE Lawrence Sidbury
DE Jacquies Smith
S D.J. Swearinger
S Major Wright
*Jackson, Seferian-Jenkins, Smith, Swearinger and Wright are out due to injury.

CB Prince Amukamara
WR Victor Cruz
TE Larry Donnell
T Bobby Hart
CB Leon McFadden
LB J.T. Thomas
LB Uani Unga
*Amukamara, Cruz, Donnell, Thomas and Unga are out due to injury.

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