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Bucs-Panthers Inactives: Lavonte David and Justin Evans Return

Tampa Bay's defense gets starters Lavonte David and Justin Evans back after a two-week absence but rookie cornerbacks Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart are out

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

The Buccaneers will be without starting right tackle Demar Dotson, which means they will field a different starting offensive-line quintet for the first time this season. Third-year man Leonard Wester is expected to make his first career start in Dotson's absence.

The Buccaneers' defense will welcome back two starters, weakside linebacker Lavonte David and safety Justin Evans, each of whom had missed the last two games. The offense will be without starting wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who is out due to a thumb injury. First-year wideout Bobo Wilson, who was promoted from the practice squad on Friday, will see his first action of the season on Sunday.

Carolina does not have any players on the active roster who will miss Sunday's game due to injury.


·     CB Carlton Davis

·     T Demar Dotson

·     QB Ryan Griffin

·     CB Brent Grimes

·     WR DeSean Jackson

·     DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches

·     CB M.J. Stewart

Davis, Dotson, Grimes, Jackson, Nunez-Roches and Stewart are out due to injury.


·     DT Vernon Butler

·     RB Travaris Cadet

·     CB Lorenzo Doss

·     DE Marquis Haynes

·     G Brendan Mahon

·     G Amini Silatolu

·     LB Andre Smith

None of the Panthers' inactives are out due to injury.

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