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Buccaneers vs. Bills: Sammy Watkins, Mike James, Kyle Williams won't play

The inactives are in for the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills, and Sammy Watkins is the most significant absentee.

Justin K. Aller

The Buffalo Bills will be without two of their best players, as both Kyle Williams and Sammy Watkins will be inactive today, the team announced. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike James and Da'Quan Bowers are the top injured players.

Alterraun Verner will get to make his debut for the Bucs today after missing the first to preseason games. His cornerback-playing buddy Mike Jenkins is still out as well, and a surprise addition to the group of injured players is Danny Gorrer. Running backs Mike James and Charles Sims are both missing due to injuries, with Sims projected to miss at least the first half of the regular season. That will give Jeff Demps and Bobby Rainey a lot of opportunity to stand out in the second half.

Other inactives for the Bucs are William Gholston and Da'Quan Bowers, which will give a few other defensive linemen more chances. But that may endanger Bowers' roster spot, who really needed to stand out this offseason to stick around. He's only played in the first preseason game, which is bad news for him.

The BIlls had a few other inactive players, too, with Mario Butler, Jonathan Meeks, Bobby Felder, Chris Williams, Tony Moeaki and Alan Branch all missing due to injury.