The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without starting guard Ali Marpet for the second straight week today, as the rookie has officially been named inactive. Evan Smith will start in his place, as he did last week. As expected, Austin Seferian-Jenkins will miss his ninth straight game with a shoulder injury -- trainers still have not cleared him for contact.
With George Johnson out, we should see a lot of Jacquies Smith and undrafted rookie Howard Jones today. The latter has consistently flashed, but has yet to put together a complete game. He should get a chance to make an impact today, especially with the Indianapolis Colts missing tackle Anthony Castonzo.
Speaking of the Colts, no surprises there either. Andrew Luck and tackle Anthony Castonzo are out on offense, while safety Mike Adams is the main inactive on defense. Matt Hasselbeck will start his second straight game at quarterback.
Buccaneers inactives: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, S Keith Tandy, DE George Johnson, QB Ryan Griffin, WR Donteea Dye, G Ali Marpet, DE Kourntei Brown
Colts inactives: QB Andrew Luck, T Anthony Castonzo, WR Phillip Dorsett, S Mike Adams, LB Sio Moore, G Todd Herremans, DE Bjoern Werner