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Buccaneers place Michael Adams on injured reserve

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will miss Adams for the rest of the season.

Al Messerschmidt

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been forced to place cornerbac Michael Adams on injured reserve. Adams was signed in free agency this offseason after having spent the previous six years with the Arizona Cardinals. Adams was used mostly as a slot cornerback, but struggled in that role with the Bucs. Adams did notch one sack in his six games this season.

Without Adams, the Bucs are likely to give Leonard Johnson more playing time, again. The Bucs had been looking for ways to get Johnson off the field, but they won't have much of a choice now. Danny Gorrer will likely be forced back into action as well. The cornerback missed the first seven games of the season due to injury, and was inactive the past two games despite being close to fully healthy. To make matters worse, Johnthan Banks was forced to leave Sunday's game with an undisclosed injury.

The Buccaneers face the Detroit Lions on Sunday, which means whoever replaces Adams is likely to have a somewhat easy matchup against a depleted Detroit receiving corps. That's assuming that Darrelle Revis is allowed to follow Calvin Johnson across the field.

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