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Bucs short at the Tight End position on Sunday

Two Time Superbowl Week Madden Champion and Tampa Bay Bucs TE Alex Smith, will be staying home in Tampa when the Bucs play the Lions up in Detroit this sunday. He's nursing a sprained ankle he received in the victory over the Titans last weekend. TE's Anthony Becht and Jerramy Stevens will get increased reps on Sunday. The Bucs have also promoted TE Matt Heinrich from the practice squad.

Other Bucs not making the trip to Detroit are DE Patrick Chukwurah, RB Michael Pittman, and CB Brian Kelly

Info courtesy of the Bucs Beat