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Bucs-Raiders Inactives: Robert Ayers Returns

Tampa Bay's defensive line will eagerly welcome starting DE Robert Ayers back into the fold after he missed four games…DT Clinton McDonald, however, remains out.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders named their game day inactives on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET, 90 minutes before kickoff of their Week Eight contest at Levi's Stadium. NFL teams are required to reduce their active rosters to 46 players for each regular-season game.

A week after getting Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy back from injury, the Buccaneers will enjoy another boost to their D-Line as starting right end Robert Ayers is active for the first time since Week Two. Ayers has missed four games with an ankle injury. McCoy's fellow starter on the interior line, Clinton McDonald, remains out for at least one more week with a hamstring injury, however.

The Raiders will be missing a starting defensive linemen, as well, with defensive tackle Stacy McGee among their seven inactives due to an ankle injury. Starting right tackle Menelik Watson is also unavailable.


  • CB Johnthan Banks
  • G Caleb Benenoch
  • QB Ryan Griffin
  • RB Doug Martin
  • DT Clinton McDonald
  • DE Channing Ward
  • T Leonard Wester

Martin and McDonald are out due to injury.


  • QB Connor Cook
  • DB Antonio Hamilton
  • OL Matt McCants
  • CB Dexter McDonald
  • DT Stacy McGee
  • TE Ryan O'Malley
  • T Menelik Watson

McGee and Watson are out due to injury.

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