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Bucs-Saints Inactives | Carlton Davis Returns to Action

Three Tampa Bay defenders who were listed as questionable for Sunday's game in New Orleans – CB Carlton Davis, NT Vita Vea and LB Devin White – have been cleared to play


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some thin spots on defense as they prepare to take on the New Orleans Saints in Week Four, but they will welcome the return of starting cornerback Carlton Davis to the lineup. In contrast, the team's other starting corner, Jamel Dean, is out due to neck and shoulder injuries.

Davis missed the Buccaneers' games the past two weeks due to a toe injury but has been cleared to play against the Saints. In addition, linebacker Devin White and defensive lineman Vita Vea, both of whom were designated as questionable on the Bucs' final injury report on Friday, will also be in action on Sunday.

Dean was one of four Buccaneer defenders ruled out on Friday, along with a trio of rookies: linebacker SirVocea Dennis, defensive lineman Calijah Kancey and cornerback Derrek Pitts.

The Buccaneers and Saints submitted their list of inactives at 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, 90 minutes before the scheduled kickoff of their Week Four game at the Caesars Superdome. The Buccaneers elevated cornerback Keenan Isaac and linebacker J.J. Russell from the practice squad for Sunday's game, giving them a 55-man roster. That meant they had to declare seven players inactive.

The Saints' inactive information will be added shortly.


  • CB Jamel Dean
  • LB SirVocea Dennis
  • TE Payne Durham
  • DL Calijah Kancey
  • CB Derrek Pitts
  • T Brandon Walton
  • OLB Markees Watts

Dean, Dennis, Kancey and Pitts are out due to injury.


  • CB Paulson Adebo
  • S Jordan Howden
  • QB Jake Luton
  • TE Foster Moreau
  • WR A.T. Perry
  • DE Kyle Phillips
  • G Cesar Ruiz

Adebo, Howden and Ruiz are out due to injury.

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