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Bruce Carter, Akeem Spence, Vincent Jackson likely to miss Thursday Night Football

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to be without Logan Mankins, Bruce Carter and Akeem Spence, as all three missed today's practice, according to Greg Auman. Vincent Jackson has already been ruled out with a sprained MCL and may even miss the rest of the season as well. Mankins was initially listed as limited yesterday, but Tuesday's injury report listed him as out, as did today's.

Danny Lansanah will take over for Carter at middle linebacker, who himself was filling in for the suspended Kwon Alexander. For Akeem Spence, the Bucs will turn to Tony McDaniel, and they re-signed Da'Quan Bowers to help an injury-struck interior defensive line. Mankins' absence may be the biggest problem, as the Bucs face the terror that is Aaron Donald -- though to be fair, Mankins has struggled with quick players like Donald in recent years, so perhaps Kevin Pamphile's actually better suited to take on Donald.

Auman also notes that Alterraun Verner is now working at outside cornerback again after Jude Adjei-Barimah's recent struggles there, with Mike Jenkins practicing at slot cornerback. We'll see if that holds up at game time.

We'll have the official injury report right here once it's out.