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Buccaneers vs. Lions injury report: No Bobby Rainey or Anthony Collins for Tampa Bay

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers missed five starters in practice: left tackle Anthony Collins, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, tight end Brandon Myers, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and running back Bobby Rainey. While Lovie Smith wouldn't rule them out and the team will officially list them as questionable, I would not expect them to play on Sunday.

That means we're likely to see Oniel Cousins back at left tackle -- a problem, certainly against Ezekiel Ansah, but not a massive step back from Collins. In fact, while each of these absences will lead to minor problems and dropoffs in quality of play, none of them should be crippling for the Bucs.

In better news, the Bucs should have linebacker Lavonte David back after a two-game absence, which should see Danny Lansanah move back to strongside linebacker. The Bucs may try to give Lansanah some extra playing time, possibly by taking some away from Mason Foster, given Lansanah's strong play in recent weeks.

For the Detroit Lions, every player except Nick Fairley should be available. The defensive tackle has been declared out, which is a minor relief for the Bucs' horrid offensive line.

TAMPA BAY
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Crezdon Butler 26 CB Not Injury Related Did Not Participate Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Anthony Collins 73 T Elbow Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Questionable
Lavonte David 54 LB Hamstring Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Questionable
Evan Dietrich-Smith 62 C Illness Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Mason Foster 59 LB Achilles/Not Injury Related Limited Participation Did Not Participate Limited Participation Questionable
Clinton McDonald 98 DT Hamstring Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Questionable
Brandon Myers 82 TE Calf Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Questionable
Bobby Rainey 43 RB Ankle Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Questionable
Austin Seferian-Jenkins 87 TE Back Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Questionable
Luke Stocker 88 TE Concussion Limited Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Major Wright 31 S Shoulder Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable

DETROIT
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Reggie Bush 21 RB Ankle/Back Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Nick Fairley 98 DT Knee Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Calvin Johnson 81 WR Ankle Limited Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Riley Reiff 71 T Knee Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Theo Riddick 25 RB Toe Limited Participation Probable
Larry Warford 75 G Knee Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable