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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely have to play without Vincent Jackson for the fourth consecutive game. The receiver missed today's practice, and there's no indication that he'll be ready for Sunday's game. Similarly, defensive end George Johnson was absent at practice today, which is why the Bucs signed Lawrence Sidbury. Austin Seferian-Jenkins was limited in practice, as he has been for weeks. The tight end was close to playing last Sunday, but it's unclear at which point he'll actually get into a game.

In better news, Ali Marpet and Jacquies Smith both returned to practice. Marpet missed last game with an ankle injury, while Jacquies Smith's ankle injury kept him out for the past three games. Marpet's backup Evan Smith was limited with a knee injury, though there's no indication that it's serious enough to keep him out of Sunday's game if Marpet can't go. For the first time since week three, there's no sign of Gerald McCoy on the injury report -- looks like he's finally fully healthy.

As for the Eagles, they were missing starters linebacker Connor Barwin, quarterback Sam Bradford, left tackle Jason Peters and running back Ryan Mathews today. Bradford wants to play but almost certainly will miss Sunday's game with both a shoulder injury and a concussion. Peter's status is uncertain, while Barwin is expected to play, according to Chip Kely. Mathews is in the concussion protocol, so he'll have to pass a concussion test to be allowed to play.