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Buccaneers-Jets injury report: Demar Dotson, Donovan Smith should play

The Bucs got relatively lucky with their injuries.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to face the New York Jets without Jameis Winston and William Gholston, but are otherwise mostly healthy. That’s not news, really, and Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at quarterback for the Bucs.

While tackles Donovan Smith and Demar Dotson missed the first two days of practice this week, they participated today and are listed as questionable—generally an indicator they’ll play. The same is true for defensive end Robert Ayers, while guard J.R. Sweezy and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy are also listed as questionable.

More worrying is Robert McClain, who picked up a hamstring injury on Thursday and missed today’s practice. He’s listed as doubtful and it seems unlikely he’ll play. At least Brent Grimes should return to action for the first time in three weeks.

As for the Jets, they’ll be without running back Matt Forte and defensive lineman Ed Stinson, but are otherwise mostly healthy. A few players are listed as questionable but should play, including cornerback Morris Claiborne.