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Buccaneers vs. Cardinals injuries: Robert Ayers limited, Tyrann Mathieu day off

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are mostly healthy for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Everyone participated fully in practice today, except for defensive end Robert Ayers, who was listed as limited with an ankle injury. It's not clear how serious that injury is.

For the Cardinals, Tyrann Mathieu was absent with a knee injury, but that was a scheduled day off, according to Arizona defensive coordinator James Bettcher. Evan Mathis and J.J. Nelson returned to practice on a limited basis and should be ready for Sunday's game.

One player who might not be suiting up is Frostee Rucker, as the defensive tackle missed today's practice with a knee injury that kept him out of yesterday's practice as well. The same is true for linebacker Kareem Martin.

Basically, both teams should be able to suit up with almost all of their projected starters on Sunday, though some of them may not be at full strength.