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Anthony Collins, Doug Martin in doubt for Buccaneers vs. Browns

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could very well be without two important starters on offense against the Cleveland Browns.

Justin K. Aller

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one fairly major injury issue. It's not Doug Martin -- his absence seems almost certain and will be felt, but it's not exactly disastrous for the team's offense. The problem is Anthony Collins, who missed a second consecutive practice with a foot injury.

Collins hasn't played well as the team's starting left tackle, but his backup is Oniel Cousins -- and he is absolutely horrible. He can't even hack it at guard, so his playing tackle would likely be an entirely novel level of incompetence, not before witnessed in the annals of Bucs history.

One alternative is that rookie fifth-round pick Kevin Pamphile makes his first start, or that right tackle Demar Dotson slides over to right tackle. Neither solution is ideal, as it's not clear that placing Pamphile or Cousins at right tackle would do all that much more good, and Pamphile has yet to take an NFL snap.

Other than Martin and Collins, the Bucs are mostly healthy. Trindon Holliday tweaked  his hamstring today, and his injury is of unknown severity. A few veterans were limited in practice, but all of them should play on Sunday as minor scrapes are fairly common at this point in the season.

TAMPA BAY
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation
Anthony Collins 73 T Foot Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Trindon Holliday 11 WR Hamstring Limited Participation
62 C Knee Limited Participation Limited Participation
83 WR Rib Limited Participation Limited Participation
90 DE Hand Limited Participation Limited Participation
53 LB Knee Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Doug Martin 22 RB Ankle Did Not Participate Did Not Participate

CLEVELAND
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation
92 DL Wrist Full Participation Full Participation
84 TE Concussion Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Jim Leonard 30 DB Hamstring Full Participation Full Participation
51 LB Shoulder Full Participation Full Participation
71 DL Ankle Limited Participation Full Participation
13 WR Hamstring Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
98 DL Knee Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
73 T Not Injury Related Did Not Participate Full Participation
36 DB Shoulder/Neck Full Participation Full Participation
90 DL Quad Full Participation Full Participation