The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without star cornerback Brent Grimes for the second consecutive game. They’ll have to try to stop Drew Brees without Grimes—a daunting task, though the secondary at least held up well last week.
Other than Grimes, though, the Bucs are mostly healthy. Jameis Winston will play through a shoulder injury for the third straight week, while cornerbacks Robert McClain and Josh Robinson return from concussion. McClain should starter for Grimes, while Robinson should at least give the team’s kick and punt coverage teams a boost.
Wide receiver Adam Humphries’, whose participation was in doubt, will play, as is the case for rookie starting linebacker Kendell Beckwith.
As for the Saints, they’ll be without starting guard Larry Warford but are otherwise healthy. Maybe the Bucs can take advantage of the slightly weakened offensive line, though.
Buccaneers inactives: TE Antony Auclair, CB Brent Grimes, C Joe Hawley, CB Deji Olatoye, DT Sealver Siliga, DE Darryl Tapp, T Leonard Wester
Saints inactives: QB Taysom Hill, S Rafael Bush, C Cameron Tom, G Larry Warford, WR Austin Carr, DT John Hughes, DE Al-Quadin Muhammad.