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Donovan Smith, Johnthan Banks absent from Buccaneers practice

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Update: Donovan Smith has a knee injury. Lovie Smith noted that he hoped Smith could practice tomorrow.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had cornerback Johnthan Banks and left tackle Donovan Smith sidelined at today's practice, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Banks had to leave Sunday's game early but said after the game that he was "fine." Apparently, that statement wasn't entirely correct. Smith's injury is a mystery: he played all game on Sunday and held up well against J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. That was easily his best game so far.

If Smith can't go, the Bucs will start Kevin Pamphile, who looked good at left tackle in the preseason. Last year's fifth-round pick has developed admirably after barely taking the field last season and may actually be a better pass blocker than Donovan Smith at this point, although he'll represent a downgrade in the running game regardless.

Evan Smith, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Luke Stocker were also sidelined at practice. Seferian-Jenkins probably won't play over the coming month, while Smith was absent on Sunday and replaced by Joe Hawley with no really significant dropoff. Stocker's injury is unknown, and if he can't go the Bucs will have issues in the running game.

The Bucs called up tackle Reid Fragel to the 53-man roster to add some depth along the injured offensive line.

In addition to all those injuries, Major Wright, Gerald McCoy, Chris Conte and George Johnson were limited in practice. For the Carolina Panthers, Luke Kuechly, Jerrico Cotchery, Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and Daryl Williams did not participate. Kuechly was listed with a concussion, which means he'll have to pass the concussion protocol to play on Sunday.