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Inactives: Ayers, Martin Out Again

For the second straight week, the Bucs will be without RB Doug Martin, DE Robert Ayers, TE Luke Stocker and WR Cecil Shorts…The Broncos are also down several starters.

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

For the home team, the story is a repeat from Week Three, as running back Doug Martin, defensive end Robert Ayers and tight end Luke Stocker all remain sidelined. Center Joe Hawley was able to overcome an ankle injury to remain in the lineup, however.

Denver pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware will miss a second straight game due to a forearm injury. In addition, the Broncos will be without two starters on offense, right tackle Donald Stephenson and tight end Virgil Green.


  • DE Robert Ayers
  • G Caleb Benenoch
  • QB Ryan Griffin
  • RB Doug Martin
  • WR Cecil Shorts
  • TE Luke Stocker
  • T Leonard Wester

Ayers, Martin, Shorts and Stocker are out due to injuries.


  • QB Austin Davis
  • CB Lorenzo Doss
  • TE Virgil Green
  • S Shiloh Keo
  • G Connor McGovern
  • T Donald Stephenson
  • DE DeMarcus Ware

Green, Keo Stephenson and Ware are out due to injury.

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