Today's inactives are in. For the Buccaneers, the most significant inactives are LBs Quincy Black and Zac Diles. Dekoda Watson will start in place of Quincy Black, and Adam Hayward will be the backup for all three linebacker spots. That means the Bucs are really thin at linebacker this week, and a few injuries could get the Bucs into real trouble.
In other news, S Devin Holland is inactive which gives rookie CB Anthony Gaitor the chance to get on the field. Don't expect him to play much, though. He will likely be the sixth cornerback and fourth safety. Frank Okam also returns to the lineup after being left out last week. TE Luke Stocker is also out, but he had been ruled out earlier in the week. TE Zack Pianalto is active despite a nagging injury, which gives the Bucs a little depth at the position.
For the San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer is active, which gives a slight boost to their secondary.
Full list of inactive players:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
WR Sammie Stroughter, S Devin Holland, LB Zac Diles, LB Quincy Black, G Derek Hardman, T James Lee, TE Luke Stocker.
San Francisco 49ers:
QB Scott Tolzien, WR Braylon Edwards, CB Tramaine Brock, FB Moran Norris, G Daniel Kilgore, G Mike Person, DT Isaac Sopoaga